I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.
"He is coming! he is coming!"
Like a bridegroom from his room,
Came the hero from his prison
To the scaffold and the doom.
In short he was a perfect cavaliero, And to his very valet seemed a hero.Rochdale
"It is better to arm and strengthen your hero, than to disarm and enfeeble your foe."anne brontë
Wars, conflict, it's all business. "One murder makes a villain. Millions a hero". Numbers sanctify.charlie chaplin
You don't have to be a fantastic hero to do certain things — to compete. You can be just an ordinary chap, sufficiently motivated to reach challenging goals. The intense effort, the giving of everything you've got, is a very pleasant bonus.edmund hillary
What proves the hero truly great,Is never, never to despair.david mallet
George, it has been seven months today since your reckless and wanton foreign policies killed my son, my big boy, my hero, my best-friend: Casey.cindy sheehan
We call him a hero who maintains himself, single-handed, against superior numbers. We call him a master-horseman who sits a fiery and vicious steed, guiding him at will. And in like manner, we call him a moral hero who conquers the enemies within his own breast and we admire and revere the soul which can ride its own passions and force them into obedience to the dictates of reason.felix adler
"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
Hail hero, hail hero, child of the sun All covered with flowers still having your fungordon lightfoot
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
Arnold must have for us the something of the character of what we nowadays have taken to calling a "culture hero": that is, a man who gives himself in full submission and sacrifice to his historical moment in order to comprehend and control the elements which that moment brings.Lionel Trilling
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.
No man, and only one hero, had been called invincible before him, and then only by a poet, but the hero was Heracles, ancestor of the Macedonian kings.
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.
“Don’t worry, hero. If the vamp shows up, I’m here to protect you.” “Great, I can hide behind your massive ego.”Cassandra Clare
So this... is what it feels like... to be a hero...
Max, dearest of all my friends... I was supposed to be the hero.
I have read a fiery gospel writ in burnished rows of steel: "As ye deal with my contemners, so with you my grace shall deal; Let the hero, born of woman, crush the serpent with his heel, Since God is marching on."julia ward howe