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Heroes

True heroism consists in being superior to the ills of life, in whatever shape they may challenge us to combat.

Napoleon I (1769-1821) Napoleon Bonaparte. French general.

The characteristic of genuine heroism is its persistency. All men have wandering impulses, fits and starts of generosity. But when you have resolved to be great, abide by yourself, and do not weakly try to reconcile yourself with the world. The heroic cannot be the common, nor the common the heroic.

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882) U.S. poet, essayist and lecturer.

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

Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881) British politician and author.

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

Henry Miller (1891-1980) American author.

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

English proverb

The prudent see only the difficulties, the bold only the advantages, of a great enterprise; the hero sees both; diminishes the former and makes the latter preponderate, and so conquers.

Johann Kaspar Lavater (1741-1801) Swiss theologian and poet.

The great destroyers of nations and men are comfort, plenty and security. A coward gets scared and quits. A hero gets scared, but still goes on.

Unknown Source

What is a hero without love for mankind.

Doris Lessing (1919-?) British writer.

If we are marked to die, we are enough to do our country loss; and if to live, the fewer men, the greater share of honor.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) British poet and playwright.

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