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Heroes Quote of the Day

Welcome to these Heroes Quotes of the Day from my large collection of positive, romantic, and funny quotes.

No one was ever named "Hero" for following the crowd.
Heroes set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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A hero may or may not lead other people,
but all heroes lead themselves.
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Not all Heroes wear capes.
- On an Apple Inc. "Genius Bar" T-shirt

The world is moved along, not only
by the mighty shoves of its heroes,
but also by the aggregate of tiny pushes
of each honest worker.
- Helen Keller

 

The common denominator of our heroes
is that each set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Genuine heroes - no batteries needed -
bring lots of open-mind and at least a little courage.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Heroes act in spite of their fear,
while the rest of us act because of our fear.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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If you want to be heroic,
Don't emulate your heroes,
learn from them.
Heroes don't follow anyone,
they set their own course.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

My heroes are the ones who survived doing it wrong,
who made mistakes, but recovered from them.
- Bono

Time makes heroes but dissolves celebrities.
- Daniel J. Boorstin

True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes,
but the firm resolve of virtue and reason.
- Alfred North Whitehead

The law has no power over heroes.
- Charlotte Lennox

Heroes do what the rest of us would do,
if only we had the courage.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Use heroes as a springboard for inquiry
into the identity and nature of admirably human qualities.
Do not judge heroes -
neither to put them unquestioningly on a pedestal
nor to unkindly probe their flaws.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I try to give both my heroes and villains an emotional
dimensionality which provides the motivation for their actions.
- Sidney Sheldon

I'm too shy, really to be able to hang out with my heroes for too long.
- Michelle Shocked

I admire runners older than I - they are now my heroes.
I want to be like them as I grow older.
- Frank Shorter

Our Nation must provide sufficient access to healthcare,
adequate benefits, and the supplemental resources our
veterans were promised and so dearly need.
We owe our heroes no less.
- Dan Lipinski

My heroes were Dylan, John Lennon and Picasso,
because they each moved their particular medium forward,
and when they got to the point where they were comfortable,
they always moved on.
- John Hughes

For as long as this nation has known war,
we have embraced the heroes it has produced.
- Jim Walsh

Heroes, whatever high ideas we may have of them,
are mortal and not divine.
We are all as God made us and many of us much worse.
- John Osborne

The fame of heroes owes little to the extent of their
conquests and all to the success of the tributes paid to them.
- Jean Genet

When leaders take back power, when they act as heroes and saviors,
they end up exhausted, overwhelmed, and deeply stressed.
- Margaret J. Wheatley

The key element in tragedy is that heroes and heroines
are destroyed by that which appears to be their greatest strength.
- Robert Shea

The world doesn't make any heroes anymore.
- Graham Greene

We're our own dragons as well as our own heroes,
and we have to rescue ourselves from ourselves.
- Tom Robbins

When the heroes go off the stage, the clowns come on.
- Heinrich Heine

I teethed on books of heroes such as Winston Churchill,
Abraham Lincoln and King David.
- Luke Ford

First, how to memorialize the heroes of 9/11;
second,
something that expresses our resolve.
- George Pataki

So I think rather than being attracted so much now
to working with my heroes,
I'm sort of more attracted to working with completely
unlikely strangers because it's more exciting really.
- Neil Finn

And I believe we need heroes, I believe we need certain
people who we can measure our own shortcomings by.
- Richard Attenborough

I got to work with one of my heroes,
Johnny Depp,
and to see how he goes about business,
which was really inspiring for me at this stage in my career.
- Orlando Bloom

Villains are very, very boring to do.
They're so much easier than heroes.
- Jeremy Brett

I don't have any influences, any heroes,
it's just me.
- GG Allin

I thought it was such a unique concept to play parents
who happen to be super heroes and have a son who is
going through puberty and starting high school.
- Kelly Preston

I also try very hard to create characters -
both heroes and villains -
with psychological depth.
- Jeffery Deaver

It's silly to say it about a tennis player,
but I'm an unbelievable hero in Germany.
And Germany needs heroes more than any place.
- Boris Becker

The world's made up of individuals who don't want to be heroes.
- Brian Moore

It is surmounting difficulties that makes heroes.
- Louis Pasteur

Things were easier for the old novelists who saw people all of a piece.
Speaking generally, their heroes were good through and through,
their villains wholly bad.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Heroes may not be braver than anyone else.
They're just braver five minutes longer.
- Ronald Reagan

In war the heroes always outnumber the soldiers ten to one.
- H. L. Mencken

Heroes are not known by the loftiness of their carriage;
the greatest braggarts are generally the merest cowards.
- Jean Jacques Rousseau

Being around all the great names of the game at a young
age because they were my heroes;
the fact this meant so much to Canada.
It was just an incredible thing to be a part of.
- Marcel Dionne

Over all our happy country - over all our Nation spread,
Is a band of noble heroes - is our Army of the Dead.
- Will Carleton

I think I'm a fan of people who were brave,
my aunt, my grandmother, those are my heroes.
- George Eads

Those who kept their sanity and humanity intact in
the face of awful adversity.
Heroes named and unnamed, some known only to God.
- Silvia Cartwright

Vietnam helped me realize who the true heroes really are in this world.
It's not the home-run hitters.
- Willie Stargell

In every man the memory of the struggles and the heroes of the past is alive.
But these memories are not incompatible with the desire for peace in the future.
- Gustav Stresemann

We like our archetypes and heroes to be what they are at face value.
And life doesn't work out like that.
- Laura Dern

In every age poets and social reformers have tried
to stimulate the people of their own time to a nobler
life by enchanting stories of the virtues of the heroes of old.
- Alfred Marshall

My heroes are the camera crew and the electricians.
They work such long hours.
- Adam Baldwin

Fighting is like champagne.
It goes to the heads of cowards as quickly as of heroes.
Any fool can be brave on a battlefield when it's be brave or else be killed.
- Margaret Mitchell

We all want heroes and we all want somebody to look up to.
- Stacie Orrico

The real heroes were my good buddies who died during the battles.
- Ira Hayes

Heroes are those who can somehow resist the power of
the situation and act out of noble motives,
or behave in ways that do not demean others when they easily can.
- Philip Zimbardo

But the West did not last long enough.
Its folk myths and heroes became stage properties of
Hollywood before the poets had begun to get to work on them.
- Christopher Dawson

I asked him a number of questions and I got some very interesting answers.
Ken's heroes, according to Christopher,
would be people like John Wayne, of course.
- Stacy Keach

It was just the thrill of a lifetime.
Brando and Hackman were two of my heroes.
- Richard Donner

At the Carter Center we work with victims of oppression,
and we give support to human rights heroes.
- Jimmy Carter

We will never forget the passengers of Flight 93,
who courageously confronted the terrorists,
defeating another planned attack on America.
They are the heroes for our times.
- Bob Taft

Hard times don't create heroes.
It is during the hard times when the 'hero' within us is revealed.
- Bob Riley

Michael Mann's always been one of my heroes.
- Peter Berg

My musical heroes are people like Pete Seeger and Woody
Guthrie who wrote and sang real songs for real people;
for everyone,
old, young, and in between.
- Tom Chapin

We invoke the sacrifices of our fallen heroes in the abstract,
but we seldom take time to thank them individually.
- Rahm Emanuel

What I want to bring back to superheroes with this
project is a sense of play.
Things have gotten so dreary.
The heroes have gotten so ugly that even their muscles have muscles.
- Frank Miller

Poets and heroes are of the same race,
the latter do what the former conceive.
- Alphonse de Lamartine

I know the game wasn't a classic, but the night was
about more than that-it was about bringing back the
memories and raising money for former heroes who have
now fallen on hard times.
- David Ginola

I think, with the gay liberation movement has had need for heroes and heroines,
and it would be rather nice to have Abraham Lincoln as your poster boy,
wouldn't it?
- David Herbert Donald

There's no excuse for the young people not knowing
who the heroes and heroines are or were.
- Nina Simone

Heroes are created by popular demand,
sometimes out of the scantiest materials,
or none at all.
- Gerald W. Johnson


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