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The hero is one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by. The saint is the man who walks through the dark paths of the world, himself a light.
-- Felix Adler

Every act of compassion makes a difference. Be a hero a better world!
-- Robert Alan Silverstein

How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!
-- Maya Angelou

The beauty of the soul shines out when a man bears with composure one heavy mischance after another, not because he does not feel them, but because he is a man of high and heroic temper
-- Aristotle

We shouldn't be looking for heroes, we should be looking for good ideas.
-- Noam Chomsky

 

Success is achievable without public recognition, and the world has many unsung heroes. The teacher who inspires you to pursue your education to your ultimate ability is a success. The parents who taught you the noblest human principles are a success. The coach who shows you the importance of teamwork is a success. The spiritual leader who instills in you spiritual values and faith is a success. The relatives, friends, and neighbors with whom you develop a reciprocal relationship of respect and support--they, too, are successes. The most menial workers can properly consider themselves successful if they perform their best and if the product of their work is of service to humanity.--Michael DeBakey, M.D.

 

* A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.
-- Bob Dylan

 


The characteristic of genuine heroism is its persistency. All men have wandering impulses, fits and starts of generosity. But when you have resolved to be great, abide by yourself, and do not weakly try to reconcile yourself with the world. The heroic cannot be the common, nor the common the heroic.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The youth, intoxicated with his admiration of a hero, fails to see, that it is only a projection of his own soul, which he admires”
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

 

If you're an underdog, mentally disabled, physically disabled, if you don't fit in, if you're not as pretty as the others, you can still be a hero.
-- Steve Guttenberg

Our admiration is so given to dead martyrs that we have little time for living heroes.
-- Elbert Green Hubbard

The world is moved not only by the mighty shoves of the heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker.
--
Helen Keller

* A working class hero is something to be.
-- John Lennon

...the greatest heroes are those who do their duty in the daily grind of domestic affairs whilst the world whirls as a maddening dreidel.
-- Florence Nightingale

* I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. They are the real heroes, and so are the families and friends who have stood by them.
-- Christopher Reeve

When the first Superman movie came out I was frequently asked "What is a hero?" …My answer was that a hero is someone who commits a courageous action without considering the consequences… Now my definition is completely different. I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
-- Christopher Reeve

Courage is more exhilarating than fear and in the long run it is easier. We do not have to become heroes over night. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared, discovering we have the strength to stare it down.
-- Eleanor Roosevelt

 

Who is a hero? He who turns his enemy into a friend.
--The Talmud

 

* "Heroes are not giant statues framed against a red sky. They are people who say: This is my community, and it is my responsibility to make it better. Interweave all these communities and you really have an America that is back on its feet again. I really think we are gonna have to reassess what constitutes a 'hero'."
-- Studs Terkel

I want to praise activists through the years. I praise those of the past as well, to have them honored.
-- Studs Terkel

Studs Terkel To be a hero or a heroine, one must give an order to oneself.
-- Simone Weil

 

 

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