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
See, the conquering hero comes! Sound the trumpets, beat the drums!
Ultimately a hero is a man who would argue with the gods, and so awakens devils to contest his vision.Norman Kingsley Mailer
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
Die Hard represents the class of modern action pictures and the standard by which they must be judged. Few films falling into the "mindless entertainment" genre have as much going for them as this movie. Not only is it a thrill-a-minute ride, but it has one of the best film villains in recent memory, a hero everyone can relate to, dialogue that crackles with wit, and a lot of very impressive pyrotechnics.james berardinelli
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
Claret is the liquor for boys; port, for men; but he who aspires to be a hero [smiling] must drink brandy.
One murder made a villain,Millions a hero. Princes were privilegedTo kill, and numbers sanctified the crime.Beilby Porteus
With good reason, Voznesensky is a hero to all those in the Soviet Union who want their poets to tell them the truth. But at the risk of his career, freedom, and perhaps even his life, he has never been able to do much more than drop hints.andrey voznesensky
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.
[Felt] has to go, of course... this guy ain't gonna be the big hero now.w. mark felt
A man for whom Hitler is something of a hero and almost everything of an innocent, and for whom Auschwitz is a Jewish deception.david irving
What we are most anxious about is our anxiety itself: the greatest of all sins, Auden learns from Kafka, is impatience and he decides that the hero “is, in fact, one who is not anxious.” But it was inevitable that Auden should arrive at this point. His anxiety is fundamental; and the one thing that anxiety cannot do is to accept itself, to do nothing about itself consequently it admires more than anything else in the world doing nothing, sitting still, waiting.Randall Jarrell
I know one thing... Ken Livingstone is a folk hero.Ken Livingstone
Nearly every day on the television set the hero cop breaks into the bad guy’s house and beats a confession out of him and we cheer on the cop. Propaganda smears our clear vision. It causes us to accept the diminishment of our constitutional protections as something to be lauded after all, the cop was protecting us.gerry spence
Do you know what the definition of a hero is? Someone who gets other people killed. You can look it up later.Zoe Washburne
Wherever the hero may wander, whatever he may do, he is ever in the presence of his own essence for he has the perfected eye to see. There is no separateness. Thus, just as the way of social participation may lead in the end to a realization of the All in the individual, so that of exile brings the hero to the Self in all.
By... our readiness to allow arms to be purchased at will and fired at whim; by allowing our movie and television screens to teach our children that the hero is one who masters the art of shooting and the technique of killing; by allowing all of these developments, we have created an atmosphere in which violence and hatred have become popular pastimes.
Aaron Burr was a more brilliant man than George Washington. If he had been loyal to truth, he would have been an abler man; but that which made George Washington the chief hero in our great republic was the sagacity, not of intellectual genius, but of the moral element in him.
hero! A real hero!