Quotes by heroism
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French statesman 1862-1932
A country grows in history not only because of the heroism of its troops on the field of battle, it grows also when it turns to justice and to right for the conservation of its interests.
American writer 1924-1987
Americans, unhappily, have the most remarkable ability to alchemize all bitter truths into an innocuous but piquant confection and to transform their moral contradictions, or public discussion of such contradictions, into a proud decoration, such as are given for heroism on the battle field.
Christian Nevell Bovee
American writer 1820-1904
Every trait of beauty may be referred to some virtue, as to innocence, candor, generosity, modesty, or heroism. St. Pierre To cultivate the sense of the beautiful, is one of the most effectual ways of cultivating an appreciation of the divine goodness.
Bernhard von Bulow
German diplomat and politician 1849-1929
Since the German people, with unparalleled heroism, but also at the cost of fearful sacrifices, has waged war against half the world, it is our right and our duty to obtain safety and independence for ourselves at sea.
Henry David Thoreau
American writer 1817-1862
The generative energy, which, when we are loose, dissipates and makes us unclean, when we are continent invigorates and inspires us. Chastity is the flowering of man; and what are called Genius, Heroism, Holiness, and the like, are but various fruits which succeed it.
French writer and criticus 1823-1892
As a rule, all heroism is due to a lack of reflection, and thus it is necessary to maintain a mass of imbeciles. If they once understand themselves the ruling men will be lost.
British author of heroic fantasy 1948-2006
By nature of definition only the coward is capable of the highest heroism.Source: Legend (2011) 33
Charles H. Parkhurst
American clergyman and social reformer 1842-1933
Faith is the heroism of the intellect.
Heroism does not require spiritual maturity.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
Heroism feels and never reasons, and therefore is always right.
Augustus William Hare
Heroism is active; genius, contemplative heroism. Heroism is the self-devotion of genius manifesting itself in action.
American president 1872-1933
Heroism is not only in the man, but in the occasion.
Scottish writer and historicus 1795-1881
Heroism is the divine relation which, in all times, unites a great man to other men.
German - American physicist 1879-1955
Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!
British musician 1940-1980
Lots of people who complained about us receiving the MBE received theirs for heroism in the war -for killing people. We received ours for entertaining other people. I'd say we deserve ours more.
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