Hero Quotes

Standing up against wrong is the right thing to do but unfortunately very few people have the courage to do just that. The few who do are the heroes who are spoken and read about in years to come. With that thought in mind, here are some hero quotes for you to read.
| Thursday, December 4, 2008
Since time immemorial songs have been sung and stories and quotes have been written about the hero who comes along and saves people and towns from destruction. The people who fall into this category require special mention since they are willing to put their life at risk to save the life of others. Many people have different things to say about heroes so I have compiled a list of a few hero quotes just so that you know what writers, singers, actors etc have to say about heroes.

"A hero is a man who does what he can." - By Romain Rolland

"No hero is mortal till he dies." - By W H Auden

"A hero is a man who is afraid to run away." - By English Proverb

"Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy." - By Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald

"Nurture your minds with great thoughts, to believe in the heroic makes heroes." - By Benjamin Disraeli

"Aspire rather to be a hero than merely appear one." - By Baltasar Gracian

"To be a hero or a heroine, one must give an order to oneself." - By Simone Weil

"Being a hero is about the shortest-lived profession on earth." - By Will Rogers

"One must think like a hero to behave like a merely decent human being."- By May Sarton

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

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

"The hero draws inspiration from the virtue of his ancestors." - By Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"A hero has faced it all: he need not be undefeated, but he must be undaunted." - By Andrew Bernstein

"Hero: Person in a book who does things which he can't and girl marries him for it." - By Mark Twain

"The hero is one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by." - By Felix Adler

"It doesn't take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle." - By Norman Schwarzkopf

"Nothing is given to man on earth - By struggle is built into the nature of life, and conflict is possible" - Unknown

The hero is the man who lets no obstacle prevent him from pursuing the values he has chosen." - By Andrew Bernstein

"That's what it takes to be a hero, a little gem of innocence inside you that makes you want to believe that there still exists a right and wrong, that decency will somehow triumph in the end." - By Lise Hand

"We all live in suspense from day to day; in other words, you are the hero of your own story." - By Mary McCarthy

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

"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." - By Nathaniel Hawthorne

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

"A boy doesn't have to go to war to be a hero; he can say he doesn't like pie when he sees there isn't enough to go around." - By Edgar Watson Howe

"A hero is born among a hundred, a wise man is found among a thousand, but an accomplished one might not be found even among a hundred thousand men." - By Plato
 
About the Author: Rachna has always enjoyed creative writing and today has been professional author to many informative articles. She is also publisher for Myriad Hues - a beautiful collection of poems about life, separation, emptiness, happiness and love.
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