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27 Heroes Quotes

I want a hero: an uncommon want, When every year and month sends forth a new one.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron) Quotes , Source: Don Juan (canto I, st. 1)

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Worship of a hero is transcendent admiration of a great man.

Thomas Carlyle Quotes , Source: Heroes and Hero-Worship (lecture I)

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Many heroes lived before Agamemnon, but they are all unmourned, and consigned to oblivion, because they had no bard to sing their praises. [Lat., Vixere fortes ante Agamemnona Multi: sed omnes illacrimabiles Urgentur, ignotique longa Nocte, carent quia vate sacro.]

Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus) Quotes , Source: Carmina (IV, 9, 25)

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Still the race of hero spirits pass the lamp from hand to hand.

Charles Kingsley Quotes , Source: The World's Age

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We shouldn't be looking for heroes, we should be looking for good ideas.

Avram Noam Chomsky Quotes

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My valet-de-chambre sings me no such song.

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My valet-de-chambre sings me no such song.

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The hero is the world-man, in whose heart One passion stands for all, the most indulged.

Philip James Bailey Quotes , Source: Festus--Proem (l. 114)

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As the master so the valet. (Like master, like man.) [Fr., Fel maltre, tel valet.]

Philip James Bailey Quotes , Source: Festus--Proem (l. 114)

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Ferryman ho! In the night so black Hark to the clank of iron; 'Tis heroes of the Yser, 'Tis sweethearts of glory, 'Tis lads who are unafraid! Ferryman ho!

Lucien Boyer Quotes , Source: La Maison du Passeur

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If Hero means sincere man, why may not every one of us be a Hero?

Thomas Carlyle Quotes , Source: Heroes and Hero-Worship (lecture IV)

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Hero-worship exists, has existed, and will forever exist, universally among Mankind.

Thomas Carlyle Quotes , Source: Sartor Resartus--Organic Filaments

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A man must indeed be a hero to appear such in the eyes of his valet. [Fr., Il faut etre bien heros pour l'etre aux yeux de son valet-de-chambre.]

Thomas Carlyle Quotes , Source: Sartor Resartus--Organic Filaments

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He's of stature somewhat low-- Your hero always should be tall, you know.

Charles Churchill Quotes , Source: The Rosciad (l. 1,029)

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No man is a hero to his valet. [Fr., Il n'y a pas de grand homme pour son valet-de-chambre.]

Mme. A.M. Bigot de Cornuel Quotes , Source: see Mlle. Aisse "Letters", 161 (Paris, 1853)

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Each man is a hero and an oracle to somebody, and to that person whatever he says has an enhanced value.

Mme. A.M. Bigot de Cornuel Quotes , Source: see Mlle. Aisse "Letters", 161 (Paris, 1853)

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Self-trust is the essence of heroism.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes , Source: Essay--Heroism

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The hero is not fed on sweets, Daily his own heart he eats; Chambers of the great are jails, And head-winds right for royal sails.

Ralph Waldo Emerson Quotes , Source: Essays--Heroism--Introduction

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To a valet no man is a hero. [Ger., Es gibt fur den Kammerdiener keiner Helden.]

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Quotes , Source: Wahlverwandtschaften (II, 5, Aus Ottilien's Tagebuche)

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But to the hero, when his sword Has won the battle for the free, Thy voice sounds like a prophet's word, And in its hollow tones are heard The thanks of millions yet to be.

Fitz-Greene Halleck Quotes , Source: Marco Bozzaris

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It hath been an antient custom among them [Hungarians] that none should wear a fether but he who had killed a Turk, to whom onlie yt was lawful to shew the number of his slaine enemys by the number of fethers in his cappe.

Richard Hansard Quotes , Source: Description of Hungary, Anno 1599, Lansdowne Manuscript 775, vol. 149, British Museum

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The boy stood on the burning deck Whence all but he had fled; The flame that lit the battle's wreck, Shone round him o'er the dead. . . . . The flames roll'd on--he would not go Without his Father's word; That father, faint in death below, His voice no longer heard.

Mrs. Felicia D. Hemans Quotes , Source: Casabianca

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Heroes as great have died, and yet shall fall.

Homer ("Smyrns of Chios") Quotes , Source: The Iliad (bk. XV, l. 157), (Pope's translation)

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Hail, Columbia! happy land! Hail, ye heroes! heaven-born band! Who fought and bled in Freedom's cause.

Joseph Hopkinson Quotes , Source: Hail, Columbia!

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The idol of to-day pushes the hero of yesterday out of our recollection, and will, in turn, be supplanted by his successor of to-morrow.

Washington Irving Quotes , Source: The Sketch Book--Westminster Abbey

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