I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.
You either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.Harvey Dent
Ultimately a hero is a man who would argue with the gods, and so awakens devils to contest his vision.Norman Kingsley Mailer
See, the conquering hero comes! Sound the trumpets, beat the drums!
For every hero, there has to be a fall guy, and the greater the triumph on one hand, the greater the humiliation on the other.quintin jardine
We all live in suspense, from day to day, from hour to hour; in other words, we are the hero of our own story.mary mccarthy
The seventh rule of the ethics of means and ends is that generally success or failure is a mighty determinant of ethics. The judgment of history leans heavily on the outcome of success or failure; it spells the difference between the traitor and the patriotic hero. There can be no such thing as a successful traitor, for if one succeeds he becomes a founding father.saul alinsky
Still the race of hero spirits pass the lamp from hand to hand.Charles Kingsley
Be a hero. Always say, “I have no fear.” Tell this to everyone “Have no fear.”swami vivekananda
...my opinion is that we have, in the person of Da Free John, a Spiritual Master and religious genius of the ultimate degree. I assure you I do not mean that lightly. I am not tossing out high-powered phrases to 'hype' the works of Da Free John. I am simply offering to you my own considered opinion: Da Free John's teaching is, I believe, unsurpassed by that of any other spiritual hero, of any period, of any place, of any time, of any persuasion.adi da
When I was very young every grownup was a hero. It's been all downhill since then, and I have only two left.peter s. beagle
He's just really unlikely as a hero — which makes him so brilliant, I think, because he's like this mad professor.karen gillan
The practice of perseverance is the discipline of the noblest virtues. To run well, we must run to the end. It is not the fighting but the' conquering that gives a hero his title to renown.elias lyman magoo
He has wasted the day, he tells himself, he has wasted the day as he has wasted so many days of his life ... while that huge work with which he has cheated himself, that enormous novel which would lift him at a bound from the impasse in which he stifles, whose dozens of characters would develop a vision of life in bountiful complexity, lies foundering, rotting on a beach of purposeless effort. Notes here, pages there, it sprawls through a formless wreck of incidental ideas and half-episodes; utterly without shape. He is not even a hero for it.norman mailer
In the US. Infantry Manual published during World War II, the soldier was told what to do if a live grenade fell into the trench where he and others were sitting: to wrap himself around the grenade so as to at least save the others. (If no one "volunteered," all would be killed, and there were only a few seconds to decide who would be the hero.)Anatol Rapoport
A hero looks death in the face, real death, not just the image of death. Behaving honourably in a crisis doesn't mean being able to act the part of a hero well, as in the theatre, it means being able to look death itself in the eye. For an actor may play lots of different roles, but at the end of it all he himself , the human being, is the one who has to die.ludwig wittgenstein
A static hero is a public liability. Progress grows out of motion.richard e. byrd
Jack was embarrassed never hero more, And as he knew not what to say, he swore.lord byron
Oh, great is the hero who wins a name, But greater many and many a time Some pale-faced fellow who dies in shame, And lets God finish the thought sublime. And great is the man with a sword undrawn, And good is the man who refrains from wine; But the man who fails and yet still fights on, Lo, he is the twin-born brother of mine.joaquin miller
A nice war is a war where everybody who is heroic is a hero, and everybody more or less is a hero in a nice war. Now this war is not at all a nice war.Gertrude Stein
Each man is a hero and an oracle to somebody, and to that person whatever he says has an enhanced value.ralph waldo emerson
You either die a hero or live long enough to see yourself become the villain.Batman
A good novel tells us about its hero. A bad novel tells us about the author.
Yes, but tomorrow I shall be a hero of the Soviet Union...
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