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Heroism Quotes

I hope you find value in these encouraging quotes about Heroism.

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

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

Heroism in a bad cause.
- Karel Reisz

 

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

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

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

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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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

Renouncement: the heroism of mediocrity.
- Natalie Clifford Barney

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Just another cold, misty morning inviting,
"want to go again?"
- Mary Anne Radmacher

There is a road from the eye to heart
that does not go through the intellect.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

We have to let go of all blame, all attacking, all judging,
to free our inner selves to attract what we say we want.
- Joe Vitale

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

Don't go through life - grow through life.
- Eric Butterworth

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

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

Inner peace can be reached
only when we practice forgiveness ...
letting go of the past,
and correcting our misperceptions.
- Gerald Jampolsky

You go against yourself when you
judge or blame yourself for anything
- don Miguel Ruiz

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

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

How far you go in life depends on you being
tender with the young,
compassionate with the aged,
sympathetic with the striving
and tolerant of the weak and the strong.
Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
- George Washington Carver

Trust in what you love, continue to do it,
and it will take you where you need to go.
- Natalie Goldberg

Ritual is the way you carry the presence of the sacred.
Ritual is the spark that must not go out.
- Christina Baldwin

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

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.
Live the life you have imagined.
- Henry David Thoreau

Why not go out on a limb?
Isn't that where the fruit is?
- Mark Twain

If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up.
Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.
- Michael Jordan

The best remedy for those who are afraid, lonely or unhappy
is to go outside, somewhere where they can be quiet,
alone with the heavens, nature and God.
Because only then does one feel that all is as it should be.
- Anne Frank

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

Let Go, Let God.
- Anonymous

All in the dark we grope along,
And if we go amiss
We learn at least which path is wrong,
And there is gain in this.
We do not always win the race
By only running right;
We have to tread the mountain's base
Before we reach its height.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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

Don't ask yourself what the world needs;
ask yourself what makes you come alive.
And then go and do that.
Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
- Howard Thurman

Nature is my manifestation of God.
I go to nature every day for inspiration in the day's work.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

If it's a good idea, go ahead and do it.
It is much easier to apologize than it is to get permission.
- Grace Hopper

It's not what you take when
you leave this world behind you.
It's what you leave behind you when you go.
- Randy Travis

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

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


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