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Quotations on Heroes

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Hero-worship is mostly idol gossip.

~ Unknown

To bear other people's afflictions, everyone has courage and enough to spare.

~ Benjamin Franklin

The savage bows down to idols of wood and stone, the civilized man to idols of flesh and blood.

~ George Bernard Shaw

In war, the heroes always outnumber the soldiers ten to one.

~ H.L. Mencken

Every hero becomes a bore at last.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Self-trust is the essence of heroism.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

As you get older, it is harder to have heroes, but it is sort of necessary.

~ Ernest Hemingway

When the heroes go off the stage, the clowns come on.

~ Heinrich Heine

It is better to be a lion for a day than a sheep all your life.

~ Elizabeth Kenny

The world's battlefields have been in the heart chiefly; more heroism has been displayed in the household and the closet, than on the most memorable battlefields in history.

~ Henry Ward Beecher

We can't all be heroes because someone has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by.

~ Will Rogers

The main thing about being a hero is to know when to die.

~ Will Rogers

Being a hero is about the shortest lived profession on earth.

~ Will Rogers

Heroism is not only in the man, but in the occasion.

~ Calvin Coolidge

Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy.

~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

I still think the movie heroes are in the audience.

~ Wilson Mizner

Hero worship is strongest where there is least regard for human freedom.

~ Herbert Spencer

Heroes are not known by the loftiness of their carriage; the greatest braggarts are generally the merest cowards.

~ Jean-Jacques Rousseau

A boy doesn't have to go to war to be a hero; he can say he doesn't like pie when he sees there isn't enough to go around.

~ Ed Howe

People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy.

~ Oliver Goldsmith

Calculation never made a hero.

~ John Henry Newman

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