Quotations on Heroism

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Israel has created a new image of the Jew in the world - the image of a working and an intellectual people, of a people that can fight with heroism.
- Nnamdi Azikiwe
(Keywords: People, Fight, Heroism, Israel, World)

Everybody knows about Pearl Harbor. The thing that really fascinated me is that through this tragedy there was this amazing American heroism.
- Michael Bay
(Keywords: American, Heroism, Tragedy)

The world's battlefields have been in the heart chiefly; more heroism has been displayed in the household and the closet, than on the most memorable battlefields in history.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: History, Heart, Heroism, World)

I wanted the world to know that my country Ethiopia has always won with determination and heroism.
- Abebe Bikila
(Keywords: Determination, Country, Heroism, World)

A country grows in history not only because of the heroism of its troops on the field of battle, it grows also when it turns to justice and to right for the conservation of its interests.
- Aristide Briand
(Keywords: History, Battle, Conservation, Country, Heroism, Justice, Right, Troops)

Since the German people, with unparalleled heroism, but also at the cost of fearful sacrifices, has waged war against half the world, it is our right and our duty to obtain safety and independence for ourselves at sea.
- Bernhard von Bulow
(Keywords: War, People, Duty, Independence, Heroism, Right, Safety, Sea, World)

1 month ago the American people stopped to remember the third anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq war. We thought first and foremost of the selflessness, patriotism and heroism by our troops, our National Guard and Reserves.
- Rosa DeLauro
(Keywords: Patriotism, War, Thought, People, American, Beginning, First, Heroism, Iraq, Troops)

Heroism on command, senseless violence, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!
- Albert Einstein
(Keywords: Patriotism, Hate, Heroism, Name, Nonsense, Violence)

I used to think that the Civil War was our country's greatest tragedy, but I do remember that there were some redeeming features in the Civil War in that there was some spirit of sacrifice and heroism displayed on both sides. I see no redeeming features in Watergate.
- Sam Ervin
(Keywords: War, Sacrifice, Country, Heroism, Spirit, Tragedy)

It is not tolerable, it is not possible, that from so much death, so much sacrifice and ruin, so much heroism, a greater and better humanity shall not emerge.
- Charles de Gaulle
(Keywords: Death, Sacrifice, Heroism, Humanity, Ruin)

Israel has created a new image of the Jew in the world - the image of a working and an intellectual people, of a people that can fight with heroism.
- David Ben Gurion
(Keywords: People, Fight, Heroism, Israel, World)

There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.
- Alexander Hamilton
(Keywords: Nature, Enthusiasm, Bravery, Heroism, Human nature, Liberty)

The greatest obstacle to being heroic is the doubt whether one may not be going to prove one's self a fool; the truest heroism is to resist the doubt; and the profoundest wisdom, to know when it ought to be resisted, and when it be obeyed.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne
(Keywords: Wisdom, Being, Doubt, Fool, Heroism, May, Self)

There is a heroism in crime as well as in virtue. Vice and infamy have their altars and their religion.
- William Hazlitt
(Keywords: Religion, Virtue, Crime, Heroism, Vice)

Lots of people who complained about us receiving the MBE received theirs for heroism in the war - for killing people. We received ours for entertaining other people. I'd say we deserve ours more.
- Joseph Heller
(Keywords: War, People, Heroism, Killing)

I was in uniform for four years, and I know that heroism doesn't occur from taking orders, but rather from people who through their own willpower and strength are willing to sacrifice their lives for an idea.
- Thor Heyerdahl
(Keywords: Sacrifice, People, Idea, Strength, Willpower, Heroism, Years)

I don't believe in war as a solution to any kind of conflict, nor do I believe in heroism on the battlefield because I have never seen any.
- Thor Heyerdahl
(Keywords: War, Conflict, Heroism, Solution)

It is impossible to strive for the heroic life. The title of hero is bestowed by the survivors upon the fallen, who themselves know nothing of heroism.
- Johan Huizinga
(Keywords: Life, Heroism, Nothing)

When the will defies fear, when duty throws the gauntlet down to fate, when honor scorns to compromise with death - that is heroism.
- Robert Green Ingersoll
(Keywords: Death, Fear, Compromise, Duty, Fate, Heroism, Honor, Will)

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.
- John Keats
(Keywords: Nature, Fire, Heroism, Human nature, Pity, Wonder)

Peace demands the most heroic labor and the most difficult sacrifice. It demands greater heroism than war. It demands greater fidelity to the truth and a much more perfect purity of conscience.
- Thomas Merton
(Keywords: Peace, War, Truth, Sacrifice, Conscience, Fidelity, Heroism, Labor, Purity)

Rosa Parks was the queen mother of a movement whose single act of heroism sparked the movement for freedom, justice and equality. Her greatest contribution is that she told us a regular person can make a difference.
- Marc Morial
(Keywords: Equality, Mother, Act, Difference, Freedom, Heroism, Justice, Queen)

In the context of September 11, there were so many that lost their lives that - how do you single out one person? There were so many acts of heroism that day from so many people, whether it be firemen and police officers in New York and our agents also.
- Robert Mueller
(Keywords: People, Day, Heroism, Police)

Faith is the heroism of the intellect.
- Charles Henry Parkhurst
(Keywords: Faith, Heroism, Intellect)

As a rule, all heroism is due to a lack of reflection, and thus it is necessary to maintain a mass of imbeciles. If they once understand themselves the ruling men will be lost.
- Ernest Renan
(Keywords: Men, Heroism, Reflection, Will)

I'm not surprised that Spielberg was able to capture the heroism of Schindler; so many of his movies are about the better part of mankind.
- Gene Siskel
(Keywords: Movies, Heroism, Mankind)

To stand up on a stage alone with an acoustic guitar requires bravery bordering on heroism. Bordering on insanity.
- Richard Thompson
(Keywords: Bravery, Guitar, Heroism, Insanity)

The greatest height of heroism to which an individual, like a people, can attain is to know how to face ridicule.
- Miguel de Unamuno
(Keywords: People, Heroism, Ridicule)

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