Favorite Quotations ~† Heroes, 2 It Doesn't Take a Hero

"Iím a sucker for hero worship." ~ Ronald Reagan

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If everybody was satisfied with himself, there would be no heroes. ~ Mark Twain

Being a hero is about the shortest lived profession on earth. ~ Will Rogers

My heart right now is totally connected to a book called The Servant of the Bones, which is not in any way connected with vampires or witches. It's about a new hero, a ghost, who really doesn't particularly like the job that he's been given. I'm in love with this hero and in love with his dilemma. ~ Anne Rice

Everyone is necessarily the hero of his own life story. ~ John Barth

I have never been especially impressed by the heroics of people convinced that they are about to change the world. I am more awed by...those who...struggle to make one small difference after another. ~ Ellen Goodman

The hero, therefore, is the man or woman who has been able to battle past his personal and local historical limitations. ~ Joseph Campbell

Manís greatest actions are performed in minor struggles. Life, misfortune, isolation, abandonment and poverty are battlefields which have their heroes Ė obscure heroes who are at times greater than illustrious heroes. ~ Victor Hugo

I don't believe in that phony hero stuff. ~ Steve McQueen

It requires philosophy and heroism to rise above the opinion of the wise men of all nations and races. ~ Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Everyone is necessarily the hero of his own life story. ~ John Barth

Self-Trust is the essence of heroism. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Adversity is an opportunity for heroism. ~ Marv Levy

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