Quotation Explorer - 'Heroic'

Be systematically heroic in little unnecessary points, do every day or two something for no other reason than its difficulty, so that, when the hour of need draws nigh, it may find you not unnerved or untrained to stand the test. - Daniel Akst
What is heroic is not making life any harder that it has to be. - Marty Rubin
Accepting that life is insane, that bad things happen to good people and that you can find the courage to be grateful for the good in every situation and still move forward is hard (even terrifying), but heroic. - Richie Norton
Heroes need monsters to establish their heroic credentials. You need something scary to overcome. - Margaret Atwood
In any culture, subculture, or family in which belief is valued above thought, and self-surrender is valued above self-expression, and conformity is valued above integrity, those who preserve their self-esteem are likely to be heroic exceptions. - Nathaniel Branden
I write fiction not for my readers and not for myself. I write fiction for the sake of those odd heroic characters that are contained therein. They are counting on me as much as I am counting on them. - Nicholas Trandahl
I answer the heroic question, 'Death, where is thy sting?' with 'It is in my heart and mind and memories. - Maya Angelou
Nurture your mind with great thoughts; to believe in the heroic makes heroes. - Benjamin Disraeli
It was a tragic end to a heroic life. - Chris Kyle
I want to do something splendid… Something heroic or wonderful that won’t be forgotten after I’m dead… I think I shall write books. - Louisa May Alcott
Wanderess, Wanderess, weave us a story of seduction and ruse. Heroic be the Wanderess, the world be her muse. - Roman Payne
The true "LOVE FOR HUMANITY" is an act of Heroic Genius. - Henry Johnson Jr
I like it when a flower or a little tuft of grass grows through a crack in the concrete. It's so fuckin' heroic. - George Carlin
Truth might be heroic, but it was not within the range of practical domestic politics. - Samuel Butler
Inconvienience pushes one into heroic action... - K. Farrell St. Germain
I think honesty is the most heroic quality one can aspire to. - Daniel Radcliffe
My philosophy, in essence, is the concept of man as a heroic being, with his own happiness as the moral purpose of his life, with productive achievement as his noblest activity, and reason as his only absolute. - Ayn Rand
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
To be really great in little things, to be truly noble and heroic in the insipid details of everyday life, is a virtue so rare as to be worthy of canonization. - Harriet Beecher Stowe
You can't counter a heroic impulse with a mundane and bourgeois response. You can counter it only with a more compelling heroic vision. - David Brooks
Leaving a place, a person or a country silently and without any notice is a heroic and a noble way of teaching the importance of your presence to those who ignore your existence! - Mehmet Murat ildan
Evil is boring. Cynicism is pointless. Fear is a bad habit. Despair is lazy. Hopelessness is self-indulgent. On the other hand: Joy is fascinating. Love is an act of heroic genius. Pleasure is our birthright. Chronic ecstasy is a learnable skill. - Rob Brezsny
I had the good fortune and opportunity to come home and to tell the truth; many soldiers, like Pat Tillman… did not have that opportunity. The truth of war is not always easy. The truth is always more heroic than the hype. - Jessica Lynch
Everyone's a hero in their own way, in their own not that heroic way.
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