“My heroes are and were my parents. I can't see having anyone else as my heroes.”
“True heroism consists in being superior to the ills of life, in whatever shape they may challenge us to combat.”
“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.”
“Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism -how passionately I hate them!”
“Heroism ... is endurance for one moment more.”
George F. Kennan
“A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.”
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