Political history isfar too criminal and pathological to be a fit subject of study for the young.Children should acquire their heroes and villains from fiction.
To be human at all we must stand fast a littleeven at the risk of being heroes.
Unglu« cklich das Land das keine Helden hat. Unglu« cklich das Land das Helden n o« tig hat. Unlucky the land that has no heroes. Unlucky the land that has need of heroes.
I remember a table in BarchesterTowers that had more character than the combined heroes of three recent novels I've read.
But war's a game, which, were their subjects wise, Kings should not play at. Nations would do well To extort their truncheons from the puny hands Of heroes, whose infirm and baby minds Are gratified with mischief, and who spoil, Because men suffer it, their toy the world.
What is our task? To make Britain a fit country for heroes to live in.
We call the heroes of the past heroes of production.We feel entitled to call the present day magazine heroes 'idols ofconsumption'.Indeed, almosteveryoneofthem is directly, or indirectly, related to the sphere of leisure time.
Fighting is like champagne. It goes to the heads of cowards as quickly as of heroes. Any fool can be brave on a battlefield when it's be brave or else be killed.
For thefuture I cease,Deathapproaches with little delay, Since the dragons of Laune and Lane and Lee are destroyed; I'll follow the heroes far from the light of day, The princes myancestors followed before Christ died.
Thisbook isnot about heroes.Englishpoetry isnot yet fit to speak of them.
In ancient shadows and twilights Where childhood had strayed, The world's great sorrows were born And its heroes were made. In the lost boyhood of Judas, Christ was betrayed.
If I were fierce and bald and short of breath I'd live with scarlet Majors at the Base, And speed glum heroes up the line to death.
Weird heroes and mould-breaking champions exist as living proof to those who need it that the tyranny of 'the rat race' is not yet final.
We cannot have heroes to dine with us. There are none. And were those heroes to be had, we should not like themthe persons whom you cannot care for in a novel, because they are so bad, are the very same that you so dearly love in your life, becausetheyare so good.
Mantua me genuit, Calabri rapuere, tenet nunc Parthenope; cecini pascua rura duces. Mantua brought me life,Calabria death; now Naples holds me: I sang of flocks and farms and heroes.
Tratersare a unfortunate class of people.If they wasn't they wouldn't be traters. They conspire to bust up a countrythey fail, and they're traters. They bust her, and they become statesmen and heroes.
It will do us no harm to retool our imaginations. AIDS is a major revolution in how writers write Our heroes and heroines will have to change. The only thing AIDS is good for is fiction.Writers will have to thinkdifferently.
I don't hate men, I just wish they'd try harder. Theyall want to be heroes and all we want is for them to stay at home and help with the housework and the kids. That's not the kind of heroism they enjoy.