“True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of virtue and reason.”
Alfred North Whitehead
“Heroism feels and never reasons and is therefore always right.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.”
“The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.”
“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.”
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