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Heroism Quotes and Sayings
Quotes about Heroism

Please enjoy these Heroism Quotes from the wise, the romantic, and the famous of the past and present.

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 perform.
- Theodore H. White

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

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

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

 

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

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

Renouncement: the heroism of mediocrity.
- Natalie Clifford Barney

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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

Heroism in a bad cause.
- Karel Reisz

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go, radiate kindness.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go,
things go wrong so that you appreciate them when they're right,
you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself,
and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.
- Marilyn Monroe

Laugh when you can,
apologize when you should,
and let go of what you can't change.
Life's too short to be anything... but happy.
- Anonymous

I can't go back to yesterday -
because I was a different person then.
- Lewis Carroll

Do you feel stuck?
Whether in a project, a job, a relationship,
or some other situation,
there is a time for perseverance,
and a time for letting go and moving on.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The ache for home lives in all of us,
the safe place where we can
go as we are and not be questioned.
- Maya Angelou

Remember, no matter where you go, there you are.
- Confucius

Love makes the world go 'round
- an old anonymous proverb,
made popular by the 1958 and 1961 songs

Most men lead lives of quiet desperation
and go to the grave with the song still in them.
- Henry David Thoreau

We must let go of the life we have planned,
so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.
- Joseph Campbell

Love doesn't make the world go 'round,
Love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
- Franklin P. Jones

There are only two or three human stories,
and they go on repeating themselves as fiercely
as if they had never happened before.
- Willa Cather

Some people come into our lives and quickly go.
Some people stay for awhile,
and move our souls to dance.
They awaken us to a new understanding,
leave footprints on our hearts,
and we are never, ever the same.
- Flavia Weedn

Oh, 'tis love, 'tis love that makes the world go round.
- Lewis Carroll

By letting it go it all gets done.
The world is won by those who let it go.
But when you try and try.
The world is beyond the winning.
- Lao Tzu

When I let go of what I am,
I become what I might be.
- Lao Tzu

A big part of letting go is recognizing
when it is time to stay in a situation
and when it is time to move on.
- Darren L. Johnson

Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.
- Raymond Lindquist

To live is to choose. But to choose well,
you must know who you are and what you stand for,
where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan

Do not follow where the path may lead.
Go, instead, where there is no path and leave a trail.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Spread love everywhere you go.
Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.
- Mother Teresa

If you have only one smile in you,
give it to the people you love.
Don't be surly at home,
then go out in the street
and start grinning good morning
at total strangers.
- Maya Angelou

The show must go on.
- Proverb

Go oft to the house of thy friend,
for weeds choke the unused path.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

What can you do to promote world peace?
Go home and love your family.
- Mother Teresa

Go forth, and play joyfully in the garden of life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We all go through life bristling
at our external limitations,
but the most difficult chains
to break are inside us.
- Bradley Whitford

Know the power of kindness.
Whatever you do, do with kindness.
Whatever you say, say with kindness.
Wherever you go,
radiate your kindness to all.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Remember, we all stumble, every one of us.
That's why it's a comfort to go hand in hand.
- Emily Kimbrough

People can be more forgiving than you can imagine.
But you have to forgive yourself.
Let go of what's bitter and move on.
- Bill Cosby

Relax. Take a day off.
Go for a long silent walk in the woods.
The world will still be there tomorrow -
as good and as bad as ever.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Front yards are not made to walk in, but, at most, through,
and you could go in the back way.
- Henry David Thoreau

Anything I can not transform
into something marvelous, I let go.
- Anais Nin

Go ahead. Weep for the rare,
the never seen this way again,
the excruciating, ineffable,
unmitigated beauty of love.
- Mary Anne Radmacher


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