“The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.”
“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.”
“A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“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
“All actual heroes are essential men, / And all men possible heroes...”
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
“If we mean to have heroes, statesmen and philosophers, we should have learned women.”
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