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Scottish writer 1812-1904
It is by patience and self-control that the truly heroic character is perfected.Source: Character Ch. VI
Harriet Beecher Stowe
American Novelist 1811-1896
What makes saintliness in my view, as distinguished from ordinary goodness, is a certain quality of magnanimity and greatness of soul that brings life within the circle of the heroic.
American poet 1885-1972
A heroic figure... not wholly to blame for the religion that's been foisted on him.
Italian Author, Playwright 1867-1936
Anyone can be heroic from time to time, but a gentleman is something you have to be all the time.
Augustus William Hare
Courage, when it is not heroic self-sacrifice, is sometimes a modification and sometimes a result of faith.
Bryant H. McGill
American journalist and author 1969-
Courtesy is a silver lining around the dark clouds of civilization; it is the best part of refinement and in many ways, an art of heroic beauty in the vast gallery of man's cruelty and baseness.
American writer and social criticus 1858-1950
Democracy forever teases us with the contrast between its ideals and its realities, between its heroic possibilities and its sorry achievements.
Thomas C. Haliburton
Canadian jurist, writer 1796-1865
Failures to heroic minds are the stepping stones to success.
Greek philosopher 469 BC - 399 BC
Fame is the perfume of heroic deeds.
Canadian actor and producer 1956-
I think on some level, that's a fear that exists in everybody, that if we're tested, we won't make the courageous choice. We won't make the decision that would make us heroic. We make the decision that would reveal us to be all too human.
French poet and criticus 1636-1711
If your descent is from heroic sires, show in your life a remnant of their fires.
Adelbert von Chamisso
German poet and botanist 1781-1838
In this watering-place I acted an heroic character, badly studied; and being a novice on such a stage, I forgot my part before a pair of lovely blue eyes.
Belgian-American cell biologist and doctor 1899-1983
Is it absurd to imagine that our social behavior, from amoeba to man, is also planned and dictated, from stored information, by the cells? And that the time has come for men to be entrusted with the task, through heroic efforts, of bringing life to other worlds?
American political activist, philosopher, academic, and author 1944-
It is essential to resist the depiction of history as the work of heroic individuals.
English poet, polemicist and man of letters 1608-1674
Let those who would write heroic poems make their life an heroic poem.
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