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.
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.
True heroism consists in being superior to the ills of life, in whatever shape they may challenge us to combat.
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.
Our country doesn't depend on the heroism of every citizen. But all of us should be worthy of the sacrifices made on our behalf.
Everyone is necessarily the hero of his own life story.
The title of hero is bestowed by the survivors upon the fallen, who themselves know nothing of heroism.
There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.
We don't have to engage in grand, heroic actions to participate in the process of change. Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.
The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.
Sometimes standing against evil is more important than defeating it. The greatest heroes stand because it is right to do so, not because they believe they will walk away with their lives. Such selfless courage is a victory in itself.
As you get older it is harder to have heroes, but it is sort of necessary.
When the will defies fear, when duty throws the gauntlet down to fate, when honor scorns to compromise with death - that is heroism.
Self trust is the essence of heroism.
The real hero is always a hero by mistake.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
I don't believe in war as a solution to any kind of conflict, nor do I believe in heroism on the battlefield because I have never seen any.
When the heroes go off the stage, the clowns come on.
A hero is a man who does what he can.
Every heroic act measures itself by its contempt of some external good. But it finds its own success at last, and then the prudent also extol.
Heroism is not only in the man, but in the occasion.
Peace demands the most heroic labor and the most difficult sacrifice. It demands greater heroism than war. It demands greater fidelity to the truth and a much more perfect purity of conscience.
I was in uniform for four years, and I know that heroism doesn't occur from taking orders, but rather from people who through their own willpower and strength are willing to sacrifice their lives for an idea.
The greatest height of heroism to which an individual, like a people, can attain is to know how to face ridicule.
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