Ralph Waldo Emerson
Self trust is the essence of heroism.
True heroism consists in being superior to the ills of life, in whatever shape they may challenge us to combat.
Let those who would write heroic poems make their life an heroic poem.
There is an electric fire in human nature tending to purify -- so that among these human creatures there is continually some birth of new heroism. The pity is that we must wonder at it, as we should at finding a pearl in rubbish.
The ordinary man is involved in action, the hero acts. An immense difference.
We relish news of our heroes, forgetting that we are extraordinary to somebody too.
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.
What the world needs now, more than ever before, are every day heroes who are ready, willing and able to make a difference.
A hero is a man who is afraid to run away.
Heroism is not only in the man, but in the occasion.
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