Heroism Quotes

Self-trust is the essence of heroism. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can have. - T. H. White

 

Heroism: Is endurance for one moment more. - George Frost Kennan

 

Lots of people who complained about us receiving the MBE received theirs for heroism in the war, for killing people. We received ours for entertaining other people. I'd say we deserve ours more. - Joseph Heller

 

Heroism feels and never reasons, and therefore is always right. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost. - Arthur Ashe

 

Renouncement: The heroism of mediocrity. - Saint Augustine of Hippo

 

It is not tolerable, it is not possible, that from so much death, so much sacrifice and ruin, so much heroism, a greater and better humanity shall not emerge. - Charles de Gaulle

 

The hero's will is not that of his ancestors nor of his society, but his own. This will to be oneself is heroism. - Jose Ortega Y Gasset

 

1 month ago the American people stopped to remember the third anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq war. We thought first and foremost of the selflessness, patriotism and heroism by our troops, our National Guard and Reserves.-Rosa DeLauro

 

A country grows in history not only because of the heroism of its troops on the field of battle, it grows also when it turns to justice and to right for the conservation of its interests.-Aristide Briand

 

As a rule, all heroism is due to a lack of reflection, and thus it is necessary to maintain a mass of imbeciles. If they once understand themselves the ruling men will be lost.-Ernest Renan

 

Everybody knows about Pearl Harbor. The thing that really fascinated me is that through this tragedy there was this amazing American heroism.-Michael Bay

 

Faith is the heroism of the intellect.-Charles Henry Parkhurst

 

Heroism in a bad cause.-Karel Reisz

 

Heroism is endurance for one moment more.-George F. Kennan

 

Heroism is not only in the man, but in the occasion.-Calvin Coolidge

 

Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!-Albert Einstein

 

I don't believe in war as a solution to any kind of conflict, nor do I believe in heroism on the battlefield because I have never seen any.-Thor Heyerdahl

 

I used to think that the Civil War was our country's greatest tragedy, but I do remember that there were some redeeming features in the Civil War in that there was some spirit of sacrifice and heroism displayed on both sides. I see no redeeming features in Watergate.-Sam Ervin

 

I wanted the world to know that my country Ethiopia has always won with determination and heroism.-Abebe Bikila

 

I was in uniform for four years, and I know that heroism doesn't occur from taking orders, but rather from people who through their own willpower and strength are willing to sacrifice their lives for an idea.-Thor Heyerdahl

 

I'm not surprised that Spielberg was able to capture the heroism of Schindler; so many of his movies are about the better part of mankind.-Gene Siskel

 

In the context of September 11, there were so many that lost their lives that - how do you single out one person? There were so many acts of heroism that day from so many people, whether it be firemen and police officers in New York and our agents also.-Robert Mueller

 

Israel has created a new image of the Jew in the world - the image of a working and an intellectual people, of a people that can fight with heroism.-David Ben-Gurion

 

Israel has created a new image of the Jew in the world - the image of a working and an intellectual people, of a people that can fight with heroism.-Nnamdi Azikiwe

 

It is impossible to strive for the heroic life. The title of hero is bestowed by the survivors upon the fallen, who themselves know nothing of heroism.-Johan Huizinga

 

It is not tolerable, it is not possible, that from so much death, so much sacrifice and ruin, so much heroism, a greater and better humanity shall not emerge.-Charles de Gaulle

 

Lots of people who complained about us receiving the MBE received theirs for heroism in the war - for killing people. We received ours for entertaining other people. I'd say we deserve ours more.-Joseph Heller

 

Our film examines the heroism, courage and prowess of the Soviet submarine force in ways never seen before.-Kathryn Bigelow

 

Peace demands the most heroic labor and the most difficult sacrifice. It demands greater heroism than war. It demands greater fidelity to the truth and a much more perfect purity of conscience.-Thomas Merton

 

Renouncement: the heroism of mediocrity.-Natalie Clifford Barney

 

Rosa Parks was the queen mother of a movement whose single act of heroism sparked the movement for freedom, justice and equality. Her greatest contribution is that she told us a regular person can make a difference.-Marc Morial

 

Since the German people, with unparalleled heroism, but also at the cost of fearful sacrifices, has waged war against half the world, it is our right and our duty to obtain safety and independence for ourselves at sea.-Bernhard von Bulow

 

The Communist regime didn't consider this to be a shining moment in history and assigned no heroism to it. They classified it as merely an accident.-Kathryn Bigelow

 

The greatest height of heroism to which an individual, like a people, can attain is to know how to face ridicule.-Miguel de Unamuno

 

The greatest obstacle to being heroic is the doubt whether one may not be going to prove one's self a fool; the truest heroism is to resist the doubt; and the profoundest wisdom, to know when it ought to be resisted, and when it be obeyed.-Nathaniel Hawthorne

 

The opportunities for heroism are limited in this kind of world: the most people can do is sometimes not to be as weak as they've been at other times.-Angus Wilson

 

The poetry of heroism appeals irresistibly to those who don't go to a war, and even more to those whom the war is making enormously wealthy. It's always so.-Louis-Ferdinand Celine

 

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

 

There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.-Alexander Hamilton

 

There is a heroism in crime as well as in virtue. Vice and infamy have their altars and their religion.-William Hazlitt

 

There is an electric fire in human nature tending to purify - so that among these human creatures there is continually some birth of new heroism. The pity is that we must wonder at it, as we should at finding a pearl in rubbish.-John Keats

 

To stand up on a stage alone with an acoustic guitar requires bravery bordering on heroism. Bordering on insanity.-Richard Thompson

 

True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.-Arthur Ashe

 

When the will defies fear, when duty throws the gauntlet down to fate, when honor scorns to compromise with death - that is heroism.-Robert Green Ingersoll

 
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