Thursday, 24 January 2013

Heroes

A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. - Christopher Reeve

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom. - Bob Dylan

A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. - Joseph Campbell

A real hero is someone who gets up even when he can't. - Jared Leto

A hero is someone who does what must be done, and needs no other reason. - Christopher Golden & Nancy Holder

Alongside the statement about one man's poison being another man's high, one might as well add that one man's saint can be another man's sore and one man's hero can turn out to be that man's biggest hangup. - Ken Kesey

Every hero becomes a bore at last. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Hero worship is transcendent wonder. - Thomas Carlyle

He who says, "I know no fear," is no hero. No man knows courage unless he does know fear, and has that in him which is superior to fear, and conquers it. - Lyman Abbott

Heroism is endurance for one moment more. - George Kennan

Heroism is the dazzling and glorious concentration of courage. - Henri-Frederic Amiel

Heroes are created by popular demand, sometimes out of the scantiest materials, or none at all. - Gerald White Johnson

Heroes are people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences. - Unknown

Heroism ... is endurance for one moment more. - George F. Kennan

I would describe a hero as a person who has no fear of life, who can face life squarely. - Alexander Lowen

If everyone is a hero, then disasters and atrocities lose their meaning. It's only when certain people are heroes and others are not that these tragedies and disasters that mankind faces take on meaning. - Gao XingJian

In the heat of battle, heroes emerge, sometimes from the most unlikely of sources. - Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson

Perhaps the heroic element in our natures is exhibited to the best advantage, not in going from success to success, and so on through a series of triumphs, but in gathering, on the very field of defeat itself, the materials for renewed efforts, and in proceeding, with no abatement of heart or energy, to form fresh designs upon the very ruins and ashes of blasted hopes. Yes, it is this indomitable persistence in a purpose, continued alike through defeat and success, that makes, more than aught else, the hero. - Christian Nestell Boveee

Real heroes are men who fall and fail and are flawed, but win out in the end because they have stayed true to their ideals and beliefs and commitments. - Kevin Costner

Real heroes don't save the world, they serve the world. - Linda Bird

Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy. - F. Scott Fitzgerald

The ability to accept victory graciously and take defeat without bitterness is what makes heroes. - Unknown

The characteristic of genuine heroism is persistency. All men have wandering impulses, fits and starts of generosity. But when you have resolved to be great, abide by yourself, and do not try to reconcile yourself with the world. The heroic cannot be common, nor the common heroic. - Ralph Waldo Emerson 

The greatest obstacle to being heroic is the doubt whether one may not be going to prove one's self a fool; the truest heroism is, to resist the doubt; and the profoundest wisdom, to know when it ought to be resisted, and when to be obeyed. - Nathaniel Hawthorne

The real hero is always a hero by mistake; he dreams of being an honest coward like everybody else. - Umberto Eco

Those who say that we're in a time when there are no heroes, they just don't know where to look. - Ronald Reagan

True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost. - Arthur Ashe

Unhappy the land that needs heroes. - Bertolt, Brecht

We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up ... discovering we have the strength to stare it down. - Eleanor Roosevelt

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