Quotes: heroes

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  • John Adams
    John Adams
    President of the USA (2nd) 1735-1826
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    As much as I converse with sages and heroes, they have very little of my love and admiration. I long for rural and domestic scene, for the warbling of birds and the prattling of my children
  • It's true that heroes are inspiring, but mustn't they also do some rescuing if they are to be worthy of their name? Would Wonder Woman matter if she only sent commiserating telegrams to the distressed?
  • Cass McCombs
    Cass McCombs
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    A baseball team is like a band. Because, conceptually, there are no heroes in baseball - there's just the team.
  • Peter Carey
    Peter Carey
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    All our heroes, all our great stories are about failure.
  • Simon Hoggart
    Simon Hoggart
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    America loves the representation of its heroes to be not just larger than life, but stupendously, awesomely bigger than anything else. If blue whales built statues to each other they'd be smaller then these.
  • Buzz Aldrin
    Buzz Aldrin
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    As we reflect back upon the tragic loss of Challenger and her brave crew of heroes who were aboard that fateful day, I am reminded that they truly represented the best of us, as they climbed aloft on a plume of propellant gasses, reaching for the stars, to inspire us who were Earthbound.
  • Ernest Hemingway
    Ernest Hemingway
    American writer 1899-1961
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    As you get older it is harder to have heroes, but it is sort of necessary.
  • Billy Childish
    Billy Childish
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    Being a fan of authentic Dada, I find today's art - what I call 'Bankers' Dada' - mind-numbingly dull. The most challenging work I've seen of late is by The British Art Resistance. Their document, 'A Call for Heroes in an Age of Cowards', is apt in these days of witless chancers.
  • Edward Gibbon
    Edward Gibbon
    British historian 1737-1794
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    Books are those faithful mirrors that reflect to our mind the minds of sages and heroes.
  • But there were women in the world, and from them each of our heroes had taken to himself a wife. The good ladies were no strangers to the prowess of their husbands. and, strange as it may seem, they presumed a little upon it.
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
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    Children demand that their heroes should be freckleless, and easily believe them so: perhaps a first discovery to the contrary is less revolutionary shock to a passionate child than the threatened downfall of habitual beliefs which makes the world seem to totter for us in maturer life.
  • Henry Miller
    Henry Miller
    American writer 1891-1980
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    Fame is an illusive thing - here today, gone tomorrow. The fickle, shallow mob raises its heroes to the pinnacle of approval today and hurls them into oblivion tomorrow at the slightest whim; cheers today, hisses tomorrow; utter forgetfulness in a few months.
  • Margaret Mitchell
    Margaret Mitchell
    American writer 1900-1949
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    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.
  • Oscar Wilde
    Oscar Wilde
    Irish writer 1854-1900
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    Formerly we used to canonize our heroes. The modern method is to vulgarize them. Cheap editions of great books may be delightful, but cheap editions of great men are absolutely detestable.
  • Bishop Westcott
    Bishop Westcott
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    Great occasions do not make heroes or cowards; they simply unveil them to the eyes of men.
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