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Heroes Quotes
Inspirational Quotes about Heroes

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No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Bold Choice Courage Adventure Positive Motivational Values Self

If you want to be heroic,
Don't emulate your heroes,
learn from them.
Heroes don't follow anyone,
they set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Not all Heroes wear capes.
- On an Apple Inc. "Genius Bar" T-shirt

The world is moved along, not only
by the mighty shoves of its heroes,
but also by the aggregate of tiny pushes
of each honest worker.
- Helen Keller

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A hero may or may not lead other people,
but all heroes lead themselves.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Heroes act in spite of their fear,
while the rest of us act because of our fear.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Heroes do what the rest of us would do,
if only we had the courage.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


 

The common denominator of our heroes
is that each set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My heroes are the ones who survived doing it wrong,
who made mistakes, but recovered from them.
- Bono

Time makes heroes but dissolves celebrities.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

Genuine heroes - no batteries needed -
bring lots of open-mind and at least a little courage.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes,
but the firm resolve of virtue and reason.
- Alfred North Whitehead

The law has no power over heroes.
- Charlotte Lennox

Use heroes as a springboard for inquiry
into the identity and nature of admirably human qualities.
Do not judge heroes -
neither to put them unquestioningly on a pedestal
nor to unkindly probe their flaws.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Heroes are those who can somehow resist the power of
the situation and act out of noble motives,
or behave in ways that do not demean others when they easily can.
- Philip Zimbardo

Unhappy the land that is in need of heroes.
- Bertolt Brecht

I think, with the gay liberation movement has had need for heroes and heroines,
and it would be rather nice to have Abraham Lincoln as your poster boy,
wouldn't it?
- David Herbert Donald

So I think rather than being attracted so much now
to working with my heroes,
I'm sort of more attracted to working with completely
unlikely strangers because it's more exciting really.
- Neil Finn

I'm no hero.
Heroes don't come back.
Survivors return home.
Heroes never come home.
If anyone thinks I'm a hero, I'm not.
- Bob Feller

My heroes are people like Picasso and Miro and people
who at last really reach something in their old age,
which they absolutely couldn't ever have done in their youth.
- Robert Wyatt

The heroes of the present will retreat to the imitation they are anyhow.
- Charles Olson

I admire runners older than I - they are now my heroes.
I want to be like them as I grow older.
- Frank Shorter

Just by luck, I picked good heroes to worship.
- Charles Kuralt

To have no heroes is to have no aspiration,
to live on the momentum of the past,
to be thrown back upon routine,
sensuality, and the narrow self.
- Charles Horton Cooley

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

What is our task? To make Britain a fit country for heroes to live in.
- David Lloyd George

Joe Louis was one of my first heroes.
- Robert Goulet

Poets and heroes are of the same race,
the latter do what the former conceive.
- Alphonse de Lamartine

See, heroes never die.
John Wayne isn't dead, Elvis isn't dead.
Otherwise you don't have a hero.
You can't kill a hero.
That's why I never let him get older.
- Mickey Spillane

I don't have any influences, any heroes,
it's just me.
- GG Allin

I'm too shy, really to be able to hang out with my heroes for too long.
- Michelle Shocked

Heroes are created by popular demand,
sometimes out of the scantiest materials,
or none at all.
- Gerald W. Johnson

The real heroes were my good buddies who died during the battles.
- Ira Hayes

There are no heroes in most of my stories.
I look at our society with a critical eye and find
nothing extraordinary in the people I see.
- Naguib Mahfouz

I saw some war heroes...
John Kerry is not a war hero.
He couldn't tie the shoes of some of the people in Coastal Division 11.
- John O'Neill

You know, in my hometown of Hope, Arkansas,
the three sacred heroes were Jesus, Elvis,
and FDR, not necessarily in that order.
- Mike Huckabee

Being around all the great names of the game at a young
age because they were my heroes;
the fact this meant so much to Canada.
It was just an incredible thing to be a part of.
- Marcel Dionne

Dean Martin is one of my heroes.
- Joe Mantegna

It's silly to say it about a tennis player,
but I'm an unbelievable hero in Germany.
And Germany needs heroes more than any place.
- Boris Becker

On the one hand, the press, television,
and movies make heroes of vandals by calling them whiz kids.
- Ken Thompson

Heroes, whatever high ideas we may have of them,
are mortal and not divine.
We are all as God made us and many of us much worse.
- John Osborne

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

If you have a crisis, whether on a ship or wherever,
there are heroes who rise above it.
- Jerry Bruckheimer

Heroes may not be braver than anyone else.
They're just braver five minutes longer.
- Ronald Reagan

One of the things I really like about Ford's films
is how there is always a focus on the way characters live,
and not just the male heroes.
- Ken Burns

Great heroes need great sorrows and burdens,
or half their greatness goes unnoticed.
- Peter S. Beagle

Things were easier for the old novelists who saw people all of a piece.
Speaking generally, their heroes were good through and through,
their villains wholly bad.
- W. Somerset Maugham

But the West did not last long enough.
Its folk myths and heroes became stage properties of
Hollywood before the poets had begun to get to work on them.
- Christopher Dawson

You know, heroes are ordinary people that have achieved
extraordinary things in life.
- Dave Winfield

When leaders take back power, when they act as heroes and saviors,
they end up exhausted, overwhelmed, and deeply stressed.
- Margaret J. Wheatley

We relish news of our heroes, forgetting that we are
extraordinary to somebody too.
- Helen Hayes

Custer had dead heroes.
Crazy Horse had only live ones.
- Stephen Ambrose

We like our archetypes and heroes to be what they are at face value.
And life doesn't work out like that.
- Laura Dern

Once the state has been founded, there can no longer be any heroes.
They come on the scene only in uncivilized conditions.
- Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel

My heroes are the camera crew and the electricians.
They work such long hours.
- Adam Baldwin

For as long as this nation has known war,
we have embraced the heroes it has produced.
- Jim Walsh

Life is not simple, and people can't be boxed into
being either heroes or villains.
- Jessica Hagedorn

The key element in tragedy is that heroes and heroines
are destroyed by that which appears to be their greatest strength.
- Robert Shea

Athletes as role models and heroes is a hoax,
a sick hoax.
The men and women who are fighting in Iraq,
they are the true heroes.
- Gale Sayers

I also try very hard to create characters -
both heroes and villains -
with psychological depth.
- Jeffery Deaver

Heroes can be sweet.
- Oriana Fallaci

Books are those faithful mirrors that reflect to our
mind the minds of sages and heroes.
- Edward Gibbon

At the Carter Center we work with victims of oppression,
and we give support to human rights heroes.
- Jimmy Carter

These heroes of finance are like beads on a string;
when one slips off,
all the rest follow.
- Henrik Ibsen

King Arthur was one of my heroes - I played with a
trash can lid for a knightly shield and my uncle's
cane for the sword Excalibur.
- Lloyd Alexander

The fame of heroes owes little to the extent of their
conquests and all to the success of the tributes paid to them.
- Jean Genet

I want to be a hero, a small and good kind of hero,
even though I know heroes have very short lives.
- Boris Becker

A zeal for the defence of their country led these heroes to the scene of action,
though with a few men to attack a powerful army of experienced warriors.
- Daniel Boone

Heroes always make the right decision;
I find that seldom happens in my life.
- Judd Nelson

My heroes are those who risk their lives every day
to protect our world and make it a better place -
police,
firefighters and members of our armed forces.
- Sidney Sheldon

I liked the Beatles because there was so much melody.
Jimi Hendrix is still one of my heroes.
- Robert Cray


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