A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.
A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
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.
The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.
The brave die never, though they sleep in dust: Their courage nerves a thousand living men.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
I only regret that I have but one life to lose for my country.
It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.
Valor is stability, not of legs and arms, but of courage and the soul.
Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened.
Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.
Our nation owes a debt to its fallen heroes that we can never fully repay, but we can honor their sacrifice.
Our debt to the heroic men and valiant women in the service of our country can never be repaid. They have earned our undying gratitude. America will never forget their sacrifices.
While only one day of the year is dedicated solely to honoring our veterans, Americans must never forget the sacrifices that many of our fellow countrymen have made to defend our country and protect our freedoms.
In the beginning of a change the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated and scorned. When his cause succeeds, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.
Heroes take journeys, confront dragons, and discover the treasure of their true selves.
I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.
The patriot's blood is the seed of Freedom's tree.
My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.
Courage is almost a contradiction in terms. It means a strong desire to live taking the form of readiness to die.
Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of liberty.
Heroism is not only in the man, but in the occasion.
My heroes are those who risk their lives every day to protect our world and make it a better place - police, firefighters and members of our armed forces.
They are dead; but they live in each Patriot's breast, And their names are engraven on honor's bright crest.
Nurture your minds with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.
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