Anyone can be heroic from time to time, but a gentleman is something you have to be all the time. Luigi Pirandello
I think that we all do heroic things, but hero is not a noun, it's a verb. Robert Downey, Jr.
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 it be obeyed. Nathaniel Hawthorne
When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves and our own self-preservation, we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness. Joseph Campbell
If the Philippines secure their independence after heroic and stubborn conflicts, they can rest assured that neither England, nor Germany, nor France, and still less Holland, will dare to take up what Spain has been unable to hold. Jose Rizal