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My heroes are and were my parents. I can't see having anyone else as my heroes.
The world is moved along, not only by the mighty shoves of its heroes, but also by the aggregate of tiny pushes of each honest worker.
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
Heroes may not be braver than anyone else. They're just braver five minutes longer.
As you get older it is harder to have heroes, but it is sort of necessary.
We can't all be heroes, because somebody has to sit on the curb and applaud when they go by.
I find it strange the way human nature wants heroes and yet wants to destroy their heroes. It's a kind of mass insecurity people want something to look up to and get a buzz off but, at the same time, want to destroy it because it makes them feel insecure.
Nurture your minds with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.
In war the heroes always outnumber the soldiers ten to one.
H. L. Mencken
Hard times don't create heroes. It is during the hard times when the 'hero' within us is revealed.
What with making their way and enjoying what they have won, heroes have no time to think. But the sons of heroes - ah, they have all the necessary leisure.
We relish news of our heroes, forgetting that we are extraordinary to somebody too.
Without heroes, we are all plain people and don't know how far we can go.
There are heroes in evil as well as in good.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Ancient societies had anthropomorphic gods: a huge pantheon expanding into centuries of dynastic drama; fathers and sons, martyred heroes, star-crossed lovers, the deaths of kings - stories that taught us of the danger of hubris and the primacy of humility.
As much as I converse with sages and heroes, they have very little of my love and admiration. I long for rural and domestic scene, for the warbling of birds and the prattling of my children.
Heroes are those who can somehow resist the power of the situation and act out of noble motives, or behave in ways that do not demean others when they easily can.
My heroes are the ones who survived doing it wrong, who made mistakes, but recovered from them.
There are new words now that excuse everybody. Give me the good old days of heroes and villains, the people you can bravo or hiss. There was a truth to them that all the slick credulity of today cannot touch.
Things were easier for the old novelists who saw people all of a piece. Speaking generally, their heroes were good through and through, their villains wholly bad.
W. Somerset Maugham
Great occasions do not make heroes or cowards; they simply unveil them to the eyes of men. Silently and imperceptibly, as we wake or sleep, we grow strong or weak; and at last some crisis shows what we have become.
Brooke Foss Westcott
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.
Young people and Indian people need to know that we existed in the 20th Century. We need to know who our heroes are and to know what we have done and accomplished in this century other than what Olympic athletes Jim Thorpe and Billy Mills have done.
If we mean to have heroes, statesmen and philosophers, we should have learned women.
I never appreciated 'positive heroes' in literature. They are almost always cliches, copies of copies, until the model is exhausted. I prefer perplexity, doubt, uncertainty, not just because it provides a more 'productive' literary raw material, but because that is the way we humans really are.
Heroes are not known by the loftiness of their carriage; the greatest braggarts are generally the merest cowards.
I've spent several years in Hollywood, and I still think the movie heroes are in the audience.
The trouble with super heroes is what to do between phone booths.
True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of virtue and reason.
Alfred North Whitehead
How many famous and high-spirited heroes have lived a day too long?
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