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.
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.
There is a heroism in crime as well as in virtue. Vice and infamy have their altars and their religion.
We don't tend to write about disease in fiction - not just teen novels but all American novels - because it doesn't fit in with our idea of the heroic romantic epic. There is room only for sacrifice heroism war politics and family struggle.
The poetry of heroism appeals irresistibly to those who don't go to a war and even more to those whom the war is making enormously wealthy. It's always so.
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.
Heroism on command senseless violence and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!
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.
There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty that makes human nature rise above itself in acts of bravery and heroism.
What people adore about superhero movies is the signal quality of the Christopher Nolan films - their complete lack of irony when it comes to the portrayal of heroism and the need for heroes to confront evil.
You can find heroism everyday like guys working terrible jobs because they've got to support their families. Or as far as humor the things I see on the job on the street are far funnier than anything you'll ever see on TV.
The Communist regime didn't consider this to be a shining moment in history and assigned no heroism to it. They classified it as merely an accident.
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.
Faith is the heroism of the intellect.
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.
Well my thoughts about California are kind of mythological. To me as well as being a real place it's a place where people go to find something - to find happiness or to realize their dreams. So it has that kind of quality of heroism and heartache and Australia has that as well.
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.
When the will defies fear when duty throws the gauntlet down to fate when honor scorns to compromise with death - that is heroism.
Sep-11 2001 revealed heroism in ordinary people who might have gone through their lives never called upon to demonstrate the extent of their courage.
Our film examines the heroism courage and prowess of the Soviet submarine force in ways never seen before.
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.
Everybody knows about Pearl Harbor. The thing that really fascinated me is that through this tragedy there was this amazing American heroism.
To stand up on a stage alone with an acoustic guitar requires bravery bordering on heroism. Bordering on insanity.