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“The beauty of the soul shines out when a man bears with composure one heavy mischance after another, not because he does not feel them, but because he is a man of high and heroic temper”
“True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of virtue and reason.”
Alfred North Whitehead
“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.”
“It is surmounting difficulties that makes heroes.”
“Peace demands the most heroic labor and the most difficult sacrifice. It demands greater heroism than war. It demands greater fidelity to the truth and a much more perfect purity of conscience.”
“It doesn't take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.”
“If we mean to have heroes, statesmen and philosophers, we should have learned women.”
“We must be prepared to make heroic sacrifices for the cause of peace that we make ungrudgingly for the cause of war. There is no task that is more important or closer to my heart.”
“That's what it takes to be a hero, a little gem of innocence inside you that makes you want to believe that there still exists a right and wrong, that decency will somehow triumph in the end”
“A hero is one who knows how to hang on one minute longer.”
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