A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.
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.
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.
Hard times don't create heroes.
It is during the hard times when the "hero" within us is revealed.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.
The real hero is always a hero by mistake.
My heroes are and were my parents. I can't see having anyone else as my heroes.
I would give all the wealth of the world, and all the deeds of all the heroes, for one true vision.
Every hero becomes a bore at last.
A hero is one who knows how to hang on one minute longer.
Heroes are people who rise to the occasion and slip quietly away.
The real hero is always a hero by mistake; he dreams of being an honest coward like everybody else.
You want to be a hero? Learn to create certainty in the face of fear.
Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.
Heroes are not giant statues framed against a red sky. They are people who say: This is my community, and it's my responsibility to make it better.
The great will not condescend to take anything seriously.
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.
If you're an underdog, mentally disabled, physically disabled, if you don't fit in, if you're not as pretty as the others, you can still be a hero.
The Americans are certainly hero-worshipers, and always take their heroes from the criminal classes.
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.
We don't need heroes so much as recognizing ourselves as heroes.
The hero is the person who's afraid to run away.
Being a hero is about the shortest-lived profession on earth.
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