Quotations about Heroes

Listen, my friend, there are two races of beings. The masses teeming and happy -- common clay, if you like -- eating, breeding, working, counting their pennies; people who just live; ordinary people; people you can't imagine dead. And then there are the others -- the noble ones, the heroes. The ones you can quite well imagine lying shot, pale and tragic; one minute triumphant with a guard of honor, and the next being marched away between two gendarmes.
--Jean Anouilh

What is a society without a heroic dimension?
--Jean Baudrillard

In our world of big names, curiously, our true heroes tend to be anonymous. In this life of illusion and quasi-illusion, the person of solid virtues who can be admired for something more substantial than his well-knownness often proves to be the unsung hero: the teacher, the nurse, the mother, the honest cop, the hard worker at lonely, underpaid, unglamorous, unpublicized jobs.
--Daniel J. Boorstin

Unhappy the land that is in need of heroes.
--Bertolt Brecht

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 CÚline

To have no heroes is to have no aspiration, to live on the momentum of the past, to be thrown back upon routine, sensuality, and the narrow self.
--Charles Horton Cooley

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

Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy.
--F. Scott Fitzgerald

The ordinary man is involved in action, the hero acts. An immense difference.
--Henry Miller

You cannot be a hero without being a coward.
--George Bernard Shaw


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