1. Heroes are not known by the loftiness of their carriage; the greatest braggarts are generally the merest cowards.
2. Mothers who work full time – they’re the real heroes.
3. Hard times don’t create heroes. It is during the hard times when the ‘hero’ within us is revealed.
4. A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.
5. You know, heroes are ordinary people that have achieved extraordinary things in life.
6. I think heroes are the people that go into houses when they’re on fire
and save people in hospitals.
7. A hero is born among a hundred, a wise man is found among a thousand, but an accomplished one might not be found even among a hundred thousand men.
8. Heroes in drama are people who try hard to reach a virtuous ideal. And whether they succeed or fail really doesn’t matter – it’s the trying that counts.
9. Don’t forget, you are the hero of your own story.
10. Heroes may not be braver than anyone else. They’re just braver five minutes longer.
11. All interesting heroes have an Achilles’ heel.
12. A hero is a man who does what he can.
13. A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
14. Heroes aren’t born, they’ re cornered. Oh, I was cornered. And I found out that I was no hero.
15. Being a hero is about the shortest-lived profession on earth.
16. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.
17. Nobody is a villain in their own story. We’re all the heroes of our own stories.
18. Heroes represent the best of ourselves, respecting that we are human beings. A hero can be anyone from Gandhi to your classroom teacher, anyone who can show courage when faced with a problem. A hero is someone who is willing to help others in his or her best capacity.
19. Heroes are created by popular demand, sometimes out of the scantiest materials, or none at all.
20. Aspire rather to be a hero than merely appear one.
21. Day after day, ordinary people become heroes through extraordinary and selfless actions to help their neighbors.
22. Heroes are never perfect, but they’re brave, they’re authentic, they’re courageous, determined, discreet, and they’ve got grit.
23. Heroes need monsters to establish their heroic credentials. You need something scary to overcome.
24. A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.
25. 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.
26. Heroes are people who rise to the occasion and slip quietly away.
27. What’s a hero if not for its journey.
28. It was just the thrill of a lifetime. Brando and Hackman were two of my heroes.” — Richard Donner
29. Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.
30. What with making their way and enjoying what they have won, heroes have no time to think. But the sons of heroes – ah, they have all the necessary leisure.
31. Perfect heroes are cool, but no one can really empathize or identify with them.
32. As you get older it is harder to have heroes, but it is sort of necessary.
33. As you get older it is harder to have heroes, but it is sort of necessary.
34. Heroes can be sweet.
35. There’s something so accessible about heroes who have faults.
36. Women are the real superheroes because they’re not just working. They have a life and everything.
37. We can’t all be heroes, because somebody has to sit on the curb and applaud when they go by.
38. A hero is someone we can admire without apology.
39. I think even a hero is someone who has sort of the flaw or imperfection of character. I remember Alice Walker saying that once – she’d written a novel about a civil rights hero, and it was someone who had this flaw, this central flaw.
40. This thing of being a hero, about the main thing to it is to know when to die.
41. A hero is somebody who is selfless, who is generous in spirit, who just tries to give back as much as possible and help people. A hero to me is someone who saves people and who really deeply cares.
42. Real heroes are all around us and uncelebrated.
43. I think all of us have a hero and a villain in us.Books are those faithful mirrors that reflect to our mind the minds of sages and heroes.
44. Books are those faithful mirrors that reflect to our mind the minds of sages and heroes.
45. A hero can only be as good as the bad guy.
46. Literature throws us many great heroes. Real life invariably outdoes them.
47. A hero is someone right who doesn’t change.
48. The hero is one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by.
49. Heroes and heroines don’t commit adultery.
50. Heroes aren’t supposed to do bad things. That’s what villains are for. So either the good supersedes the bad, or the bad makes it impossible to remember the good. We don’t like it when such duality exists in one person. We don’t want to know our heroes are human.
51. A hero holds purposes appropriate to man and is, therefore, a thinker.
52. No hero is mortal till he dies.
53. I think heroes who are not flawed are not believable.
54. Heroes are people who are all good with no bad in them. That’s the way I always saw Joe DiMaggio. He was beyond question one of the greatest players of the century.
55. Heroes are ordinary people who make themselves extraordinary.
56. There is a hero built in all of us.
57. There is a hero built in all of us.
58. The hero is never the star of the story.
59. A hero is someone who, in spite of weakness, doubt or not always knowing the answers, goes ahead and overcomes anyway.
60. My heroes are and were my parents. I can’t see having anyone else as my heroes.