Quotes about Heroes
The whole point in bein' a hero is to do somethin' greater than yerself. It'd be easy to do it for the glory or the girls. We're bigger men than that.
Alexander Woo, True Blood, Beyond Here Lies Nothing, 2009

Nurture your mind with great thoughts; to believe in the heroic makes heroes.
Benjamin Disraeli (1804 - 1881)

There are new words now that excuse everybody. Give me the good old days of heroes and villains. the people you can bravo or hiss. There was a truth to them that all the slick credulity of today cannot touch.
Bette Davis (1908 - 1989), The Lonely Life, 1962

I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.
Bob Dylan (1941 - )

Everyone is necessarily the hero of his own life story.
John Barth (1930 - )

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Every hero becomes a bore at last.
Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803 - 1882)

Our heroes are people and people are flawed. Don't let that taint the thing you love.
Randy K. Milholland, Midnight Macabre, 09-27-07

The real hero is always a hero by mistake; he dreams of being an honest coward like everybody else.
Umberto Eco (1932 - ), Travels in Hyperreality

America's present need is not heroics, but healing; not nostrums but normalcy; not revolution, but restoration.
Warren G. Harding (1865 - 1923), Speech in Boston, 1920

Heroing is one of the shortest-lived professions there is.
Will Rogers (1879 - 1935), Newspaper article, Feb. 15, 1925

We can't all be heroes because somebody has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by.
Will Rogers (1879 - 1935)
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