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
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
"He is coming! he is coming!"
Like a bridegroom from his room,
Came the hero from his prison
To the scaffold and the doom.
"It is better to arm and strengthen your hero, than to disarm and enfeeble your foe."anne brontë
On a lone barren isle, where the wild roaring billowsAssail the stern rock, and the loud tempests rave,The hero lies still, while the dew-drooping willows,Like fond weeping mourners, lean over his grave.The lightnings may flash and the loud thunders rattle;He heeds not, he hears not, he's free from all pain;He sleeps his last sleep, he has fought his last battle;No sound can awake him to glory again!lyman heath
What proves the hero truly great,Is never, never to despair.david mallet
A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.gilbert keith chesterton
"If a hero must have an unmarked grave, it should at least be close to where his comrades fell." "Comrades?" "One way or another we all fight for the things we believe in. Doesn't that give us some common ground?"tom clancy
Eugene Dubois is no hero in my book, if only because I share the spirit of his unorthodoxies, but disagree so strongly with his version, and regard his supporting arguments as so weakly construed and so willfully blind to opposing evidence (the dogmatist within is always worse than the enemy without).stephen jay gould
The corporate right and the political right declared class warfare on working people a quarter of a century ago and they've won … Take the paradox of Rush Limbaugh, ensconced in a Palm Beach mansion massaging the resentments across the country of white-knuckled wage earners, who are barely making ends meet in no small part because of the corporate and ideological forces for whom Rush has been a hero.bill moyers
While the angels, all pallid and wan, Uprising, unveiling, affirm That the play is the tragedy, "Man", And its hero the Conqueror Worm.edgar allan poe
A hero is a goddam stupid thing to have in the first place and a general block to anything you might wanta accomplish on your own.
I'm an outlaw, not a hero . I never intended to rescue you. We're our own dragons as well as our own heroes, and we have to rescue ourselves from ourselves.
So this... is what it feels like... to be a hero...
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