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If a man hasn't discovered something that he will die for, he isn't fit to live.
Martyrdom - the only way in which a man can become famous without ability.
Every hero becomes a bore at last.
Play the man, Master Ridley; we shall this day light such a candle, by God's grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out.
Being a hero is about the shortest-lived profession on earth.
Heroes are created by popular demand, sometimes out of the scantiest materials . . . such as the apple that William Tell never shot, the ride that Paul Revere never finished, the flag that Barbara Frietchie never waved.
A hero is a man who stands up manfully against his father and in the end victoriously overcomes him.
When the heroes go off the stage, the clowns come on.
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.
One of the forms of psychological heroism is the willingness to tolerate anxiety and uncertainty in the pursuit of our values - whether these values be work goals, the love of another human being, the raising of a family or personal growth.
Don't be so humble. You're not that great.
Ezra Pound - idiosyncrasy on a monument.
All these were honoured in their generations and were the glory of their times.
This thing of being a hero, about the main thing to it is to know when to die.
One murder makes a villain, millions a hero.
The savage bows down to idols of wood and stone, the civilized man to idols of flesh and blood.
An efficiency-regime cannot be run without a few heroes stuck about it to carry off the dullness - much as plums have to be put into a bad pudding to make it palatable.
In a truly heroic life there is no peradventure. It is always doing or dying.
It is said that no man is a hero to his valet. That is because a hero can be recognized only by a hero.


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