It is surmounting difficulties that makes heroes.

Louis Pasteur

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.

H. Norman Schwarzkopf

A hero is one who knows how to hang on one minute longer.


Unhappy the land that is in need of heroes.

Bertolt Brecht

The whole earth is the tomb of heroic men and their story is not given only on stone over their clay but abides everywhere without visible symbol woven into the stuff of other mens lives.


If we mean to have heroes, statesmen and philosophers, we should have learned women.

Abigail Adams

To have no heroes is to have no aspiration, to live on the momentum of the past, to be thrown back upon routine, sensuality, and the narrow self.

Charles Horton Cooley

The hero is valorous because he stands up to every threat directed against his values. Heroism requires value conflict.

Andrew Bernstein

Calculation never made a hero.

John Henry Newman

One brave deed makes no hero.

John Greenleaf Whittier

A hero is a man who does what he can.

Romain Rolland

Worship your heroes from afar; contact withers them.

Susanne Curchod Necker

The hero is the man dedicated to the creation and / or defense of reality-conforming, life-promoting values.

Andrew Bernstein

Self-trust is the essence of heroism.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Volunteering is an act of heroism, ... I hope that you will continue to be heroes during your time at Yale.

Peter Salovey

Every Remembrance Day he came for tea (and scotch!) and was a vivid reminder of our country's heroism.

Adrienne Clarkson

The legacy of this place is heroism and goodness. That is what we celebrate through this museum.

Frank Keating

The poetry of heroism appeals irresitably to those who don't go to a war, and even more so to those whom the war is making enormously wealthy.

Louis Ferdinand Celine

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.

Theodore H. White

It's probably one of the most significant milestones in our effort to memorialize the heroism of the passengers and crew of Flight 93.

Hamilton Peterson

It's good to be associated with this kind of action, this kind of heroism.

John Douglass

Faith is the heroism of the intellect.

Charles Henry Parkhurst

Michael is a great actor with a lot of range and could not only give us a lot of warmth and heroism, but could give us a lot of comedy, because he was a great improviser.

Don Hahn

Everybody knows about Pearl Harbor. The thing that really fascinated me is that through this tragedy there was this amazing American heroism.

Michael Bay

We're going to try it here, because I don't think red states necessarily have a corner on heroism.

Maj. Michael Samarov

This is another blow. But we're actually walking a little taller because of the heroism at some of our hospitals.

Harry Anderson

Heroism consists of hanging on one minute longer.

Norwegian Proverb