Quotations About / On: HERO

  • 21.
    A hero's love is as delicate as a maiden's.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers (1849), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 1, p. 288, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 22.
    Every hero becomes a bore at last.
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882), U.S. essayist, poet, philosopher. Representative Men, "Uses of Great Men," (1850).)
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  • 23.
    Carlyle, to adopt his own classification, is himself the hero as literary man.
    (Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Thomas Carlyle and His Works" (1847), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 4, p. 340, Houghton Mifflin (1906).)
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  • 24.
    The fame of heroes owes little to the extent of their conquests and all to the success of the tributes paid to them.
    (Jean Genet (1910-1986), French playwright, novelist. Prisoner of Love, pt. 1 (1986, trans. 1989).)
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  • 25.
    At the Carter Center we work with victims of oppression, and we give support to human rights heroes.
    (Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.) (b. 1924), U.S. president. Address to the Democratic National Convention, New York City, July 1992, transcript in Vertical File, Box No. Election '76MEnergy Policy, Jimmy Carter Library, Atlanta, Georgia. Describing the purpose of the Carter Center of Emory University, a non-profit organization founded by Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter in 1982 to promote world peace and world health.)
  • 26.
    The ordinary man is involved in action, the hero acts. An immense difference.
    (Henry Miller (1891-1980), U.S. author. The Books in My Life, ch. 10 (1951).)
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  • 27.
    What is our task? To make Britain a fit country for heroes to live in.
    (David Lloyd George (1863-1945), British Liberal politician, Prime Minister. speech, Nov. 24, 1918, Wolverhampton, England. quoted in Times (London, Nov. 25, 1918). The words were frequently recalled in the years of low wages and unemployment that followed.)
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  • 28.
    In order to master the unruly torrent of life the learned man meditates, the poet quivers, and the political hero erects the fortress of his will.
    (José Ortega Y Gasset (1883-1955), Spanish essayist, philosopher. "Preliminary Meditation," Meditations on Quixote (1914).)
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  • 29.
    One murder makes a villain, millions a hero. Numbers sanctify, my good fellow.
    (Charlie Chaplin (1889-1977), British actor, screenwriter, director, and Orson Welles. Monsieur Henri Verdoux (Charles Chaplin), Monsieur Verdoux, said to a reporter (Herb Vigran) before Verdoux is led to the guillotine (1947).)
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  • 30.
    I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.
    (Bob Dylan [Robert Allen Zimmerman] (b. 1941), U.S. singer, songwriter. Interview in booklet accompanying the Biograph album set (1985).)
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