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

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

Hero worship is transcendent wonder. - Thomas Carlyle

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

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

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 

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

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