No man is a hero to his valet.
A coward is a hero with a wife, kids, and a mortgage.
A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us
the truth about its author.
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
A villain who shares one's guilt is inevitably more attractive than a
hero convinced of one's innocence.
Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.
Ah. Columbus Day. Guy had no idea where he was going. Couldn't figure
out where he was. Did it all on borrowed money. He is an American hero.
All men can be criminals, if tempted; all men can be heroes, if inspired.
All our heroes, all our great stories are about failure.
Canadians do not like heroes, and so they do not have them.
Chance and intrigue have produced more heroes than genius and virtue.
Children respond to heroes by thinking creatively and sometimes in
breaking beyond the bounds of the impossible in their turn, and so
becoming heroes themselves.
Don't ever make the mistake with people like me thinking we are looking
for heroes. There aren't any and if there were, they would be killed
immediately. I'm never surprised by bad behavior. I expect it.
Eventually, somebody is going to be a hero, and somebody's going to be
president. Not necessarily the same person.
-Howard Baker, Jr.
Every hero becomes a bore at last.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Every religious tradition has gangsters and thugs. We also have humans
and heroes in those same traditions. Some simple truths need to be said
over and over again.
Fighting is like champagne. It goes to the heads of cowards as quickly
as of heroes. Any fool can be brave on a battlefield when it's be brave
or else be killed.
Heroes and winners aren't the same thing.
Heroes are sometimes created out of the scantiest materials, such as the
apple William Tell never shot or the the flag Barbara Fritchie never
-Gerald W. Johnson
Heroes come along when you need them.
Heroes do not easily tolerate the company of other heroes.
Heroing is one of the shortest-lived professions there is.
History is moving pretty quickly these days and the heroes and villains
keep on changing parts.
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.
I think that Richard Nixon will go down in history as a true folk hero,
who struck a vital blow to the whole diseased concept of the revered
image and gave the American virtue of irreverence and skepticism back to
-William S. Burroughs