Selected Quotes about Heroes/Heroism

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

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. -- Edmund Hillary

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. -- Edward W. Howe

Life, misfortunes, isolation, abandonment, poverty, are battlefields which have their heroes; obscure heroes, sometimes greater than the illustrious heroes. -- Victor Hugo

The high sentiments always win in the end, the leaders who offer blood, toil, tears and sweat always get more out of their followers than those who offer safety and a good time. When it comes to the pinch, human beings are heroic. -- George Orwell

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

I have come to think that great men are characterized precisely by the extreme position which they take, and that their heroism consists in holding to that extremity throughout their lives. -- Marguerite Yourcenar

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