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  • Samuel Smiles
    Samuel Smiles
    Scottish writer 1812-1904
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    It is by patience and self-control that the truly heroic character is perfected.
    Source: Character Ch. VI
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe
    Harriet Beecher Stowe
    American Novelist 1811-1896
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    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.
  • Ezra Pound
    Ezra Pound
    American poet 1885-1972
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    A heroic figure... not wholly to blame for the religion that's been foisted on him.
  • Luigi Pirandello
    Luigi Pirandello
    Italian Author, Playwright 1867-1936
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    Anyone can be heroic from time to time, but a gentleman is something you have to be all the time.
  • Augustus William Hare
    Augustus William Hare
    British writer
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    Courage, when it is not heroic self-sacrifice, is sometimes a modification and sometimes a result of faith.
  • Bryant H. McGill
    Bryant H. McGill
    American journalist and author 1969-
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    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.
  • Agnes Repplier
    Agnes Repplier
    American writer and social criticus 1858-1950
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    Democracy forever teases us with the contrast between its ideals and its realities, between its heroic possibilities and its sorry achievements.
  • Thomas C. Haliburton
    Thomas C. Haliburton
    Canadian jurist, writer 1796-1865
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    Failures to heroic minds are the stepping stones to success.
  • Socrates
    Socrates
    Greek philosopher 469 BC - 399 BC
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    Fame is the perfume of heroic deeds.
  • Bruce Greenwood
    Bruce Greenwood
    Canadian actor and producer 1956-
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    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.
  • Nicholas Boileau
    Nicholas Boileau
    French poet and criticus 1636-1711
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    If your descent is from heroic sires, show in your life a remnant of their fires.
  • Adelbert von Chamisso
    Adelbert von Chamisso
    German poet and botanist 1781-1838
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    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.
  • Albert Claude
    Albert Claude
    Belgian-American cell biologist and doctor 1899-1983
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    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?
  • Angela Davis
    Angela Davis
    American political activist, philosopher, academic, and author 1944-
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    It is essential to resist the depiction of history as the work of heroic individuals.
  • John Milton
    John Milton
    English poet, polemicist and man of letters 1608-1674
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    Let those who would write heroic poems make their life an heroic poem.
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