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These are some of the best 'Heroism' quotations and sayings.

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A light supper, a good night's sleep, and a fine morning have often made a hero of the same man who, by indigestion, a restless night, and a rainy morning, would have proved a coward.

Dream not that helm and harness are signs of valor true. - Peace hath higher tests of manhood than battle ever knew.

Every man is a hero and an oracle to somebody, and to that, person, whatever he says, has an enhanced value.

Fear nothing so much as sin, and your moral heroism is complete.

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

Heroes in history seem to us poetic because they are there. - But if we should tell the simple truth of some of our neighbors, it would sound like poetry.

Heroism is active; genius, contemplative heroism. Heroism is the self-devotion of genius manifesting itself in action.

However great the advantages which nature bestows on us, it is not she alone, but fortune in conjunction with her, which makes heroes.

In analyzing the character of heroes it is hardly possible to separate altogether the share of fortune from their own.

Mankind is not disposed to look nar­rowly into the conduct of great victora when their victory is on the right side.

Nobody, they say, is a hero to his valet. Of course not; for one must be a hero to understand a hero. - The valet, I dare say, has great respect for some person of his own stamp.

One murder makes a villain; millions a hero.

Self-trust is the essence of heroism

Take away from mankind their vanity and their ambition, and there would be but few claiming to be heroes or patriots.

The grandest of heroic deeds are those which are performed within four walls and in domestic privacy.

The greatest obstacle to being heroic is the doubt whether one may not be going to prove one's self a fool; the truest heroism is to resist the doubt; and the profoundest wisdom, to know when it ought to be resisted, and when it be obeyed.

The heroes of literary history have been no less remarkable for what they have suffered, than for what they have achieved.

The heroes of mankind are the mountains, the highlands of the moral world.

The man who rules his spirit, saith the voice that cannot err, is greater than the one who takes a city. - If each would have dominion of himself, would govern wisely, and thus show true courage, knowledge, power, benevolence, all the princely soul of private virtues, then each would be a prince - a hero - a man in likeness of his maker.

The prudent see only the difficulties, the bold only the advantages, of a great enterprise; the hero sees both; diminishes the former and makes the latter preponderate, and so conquers.


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