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
  • 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.
  • Ernest Hemingway
    Ernest Hemingway
    American writer 1899-1961
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    As you get older it is harder to believe in heroes, but it is a sort of necessary.
  • 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.
  • Edward Gibbon
    Edward Gibbon
    British historian 1737-1794
    Edward Gibbon
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    Books are those faithful mirrors that reflect to our mind the minds of sages and heroes.
  • 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.
  • Gerald W. Johnson
    Gerald W. Johnson
    American journalist, editor, essayist, historian and biographer 1890-1980
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    Heroes are created by popular demand, sometimes out of the scantiest materials.
  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    French writer and philosopher 1712-1778
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    Heroes are not known by the loftiness of their carriage; the greatest braggarts are generally the merest cowards.
  • Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    Jean-Jacques Rousseau
    French writer and philosopher 1712-1778
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    How many famous and high-spirited heroes have lived a day too long?
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
    Henry David Thoreau
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    I would give all the wealth of the world, and all the deeds of all the heroes, for one true vision.
  • Abigail Adams
    Abigail Adams
    Wife of John Adams 1744-1818
    Abigail Adams
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    If we mean to have heroes, statesmen and philosophers, we should have learned women.
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