Quotes by heroism

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  • Aristide Briand
    Aristide Briand
    French statesman 1862-1932
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    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.
  • James Baldwin
    James Baldwin
    American writer 1924-1987
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    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
    Christian Nevell Bovee
    American writer 1820-1904
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    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
    Bernhard von Bulow
    German diplomat and politician 1849-1929
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    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
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
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    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.
  • Ernest Renan
    Ernest Renan
    French writer and criticus 1823-1892
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    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.
  • David Gemmell
    David Gemmell
    British author of heroic fantasy 1948-2006
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    By nature of definition only the coward is capable of the highest heroism.
    Source: Legend (2011) 33
  • Charles H. Parkhurst
    Charles H. Parkhurst
    American clergyman and social reformer 1842-1933
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    Faith is the heroism of the intellect.
  • Abel Hermant
    Abel Hermant
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    Heroism does not require spiritual maturity.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    Heroism feels and never reasons, and therefore is always right.
  • Augustus William Hare
    Augustus William Hare
    British writer
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    Heroism is active; genius, contemplative heroism. Heroism is the self-devotion of genius manifesting itself in action.
  • Calvin Coolidge
    Calvin Coolidge
    American president 1872-1933
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    Heroism is not only in the man, but in the occasion.
  • Thomas Carlyle
    Thomas Carlyle
    Scottish writer and historicus 1795-1881
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    Heroism is the divine relation which, in all times, unites a great man to other men.
  • Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein
    German - American physicist 1879-1955
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    Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!
  • John Lennon
    John Lennon
    British musician 1940-1980
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    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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