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    The opportunities for heroism are limited in this kind of world: the most people can do is sometimes not to be as weak as they've been at other times.

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..one of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful read more

..one of the strongest motives that lead men to art and science is escape from everyday life with its painful crudity and hopeless dreariness, from the fetters of one's own ever-shifting desires. A finely tempered nature longs to escape from the personal life into the world of objective perception and thought

by Einstein Albert Found in: Heroism Quotes,
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Nurture your mind with great thoughts; to believe in the heroic makes heroes

Nurture your mind with great thoughts; to believe in the heroic makes heroes

by Benjamin Disraeli Found in: Heroism Quotes,
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It's true that heroes are inspiring, but mustn't they also do some rescuing if they are to be worthy of read more

It's true that heroes are inspiring, but mustn't they also do some rescuing if they are to be worthy of their name? Would Wonder Woman matter if she only sent commiserating telegrams to the distressed?

by Jeanette Winterson Found in: Heroism Quotes,
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Listen, my friend, there are two races of beings. The masses teeming and happy -- common clay, if you like read more

Listen, my friend, there are two races of beings. The masses teeming and happy -- common clay, if you like -- eating, breeding, working, counting their pennies; people who just live; ordinary people; people you can't imagine dead. And then there are the others -- the noble ones, the heroes. The ones you can quite well imagine lying shot, pale and tragic; one minute triumphant with a guard of honor, and the next being marched away between two gendarmes.

by Jean Anouilh Found in: Heroism Quotes,
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No heroine can create a hero through love of one, but she can give birth to one.

No heroine can create a hero through love of one, but she can give birth to one.

by Jean Paul Found in: Heroism Quotes,
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Claret is the liquor for boys; port for men; but he who aspires to be a hero must drink brandy.

Claret is the liquor for boys; port for men; but he who aspires to be a hero must drink brandy.

by Samuel Johnson Found in: Heroism Quotes,
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What is our task? To make Britain a fit country for heroes to live in.

What is our task? To make Britain a fit country for heroes to live in.

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Every hero becomes a bore at last.

Every hero becomes a bore at last.

by Unknown Found in: Heroism Quotes,
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A boy doesn't have to go to war to be a hero; he can say he doesn't like pie when read more

A boy doesn't have to go to war to be a hero; he can say he doesn't like pie when he sees there isn't enough to go around.

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