A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.

A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.

Courage is more exhilarating than fear and in the long run it is easier. We do not have to become heroes over night. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared, discovering we have the strength to stare it down.

If one is determined to die for the truth, even a common man can create history.

Martyrs are needed to create incidents.Incidents are needed to create revolutions. Revolutions are needed to create progress.

The beauty of the soul shines out when a man bears with composure one heavy mischance after another, not because he does not feel them, but because he is a man of high and heroic temper

We can’t all be heroes, because somebody has to sit on the curb and applaud when they go by.

True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of virtue and reason

Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy.

A hero is someone who rebels or seems to rebel against the facts of existence and seems to conquer them. Obviously that can only work at moments. It can’t be a lasting thing. That’s not saying that people shouldn’t keep trying to rebel against the facts of existence. Someday, who knows, we might conquer death, disease and war.

A hero is a man who is afraid to run away.

Only a handful of men and women leave an imprint on the conscience of a nation and on the history that they helped shape, …

The hero is one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by.

Down these mean streets a man must go who is not himself mean, who is neither tarnished nor afraid. He is the hero, he is everything. He must be a complete man and a common man and yet an unusual man. He must be, to use a rather weathered phrase, a man of honor, by instinct, by inevitability, without thought of it, and certainly without saying it. He must be the best man in his world and a good enough man for any world.

A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.

It is the cause and not merely the death that makes the martyr.

A scholar’s ink lasts longer than a martyr’s blood.

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer

The hero is valorous because he stands up to every threat directed against his values. Heroism requires value conflict.

To be a hero or a heroine, one must give an order to oneself.

Being a hero is about the shortest-lived profession on earth.

A hero cannot be a hero unless in an heroic world

It doesn’t take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.

As you get older, it is harder to have heroes, but it is sort of necessary

Who is a hero? He who conquers his urges

The modern hero-deed must be that of questing to bring to light again the lost Atlantis of the co-ordinated soul.

The ancients had a taste, let us say rather a passion, for the marvellous, which caused them to forget even the sacred duties of gratitude. Observe them, for example, grouping together the lofty deeds of a great number of heroes, whose names they have not even deigned to preserve, and investing the single personage of Hercules with them. The lapse of ages has not rendered us wiser in this respect. In our own time the public delight in blending fable with history. In every career of life, in the pursuit of science especially, they enjoy a pleasure in creating Herculeses.

They never fail who dieIn a great cause.

Martyrdom does not end something, it only a beginning.

One cannot always be a hero, but one can always be a human.

A hero is a man who does what he can.

A hero is born among a hundred, a wise man is found among a thousand, but an accomplished one might not be found even among a hundred thousand men.

We dont need any more heroes; we just need someone to take out the recycling.

Thus fought the heroes, tranquil their admirable hearts, violent their swords, resigned to kill and to die.

Our admiration is so given to dead martyrsthat we have little time for living heroes.

Nurture your mind with great thoughts; to believe in the heroic makes heroes

It is better to be the widow of a hero than the wife of a coward.

The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.

Only one who liberates himself from his psychological desires and fears indeed in truth qualify as liberation hero.

Not the glittering weapon fights the fight, but rather the hero’s heart.

Heroes and victims are the product of the mood they were in when opportunity came or when circumstances were at their worst.