25+ Hero Quotes to Inspire Your Inner Superhero

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A hero can simply be an everyday person who performs a small act of kindness. Here are 25+ inspiring hero quotes and quotes about heroes.

Hero Quotes | Quotes About Heroes
Hero Quotes | Quotes About Heroes

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25+ Quotes About Heroes | Hero Quotes

“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” – Joseph Campbell

“We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up … discovering we have the strength to stare it down.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“Heroes are made in the hour of defeat. Success is, therefore, well described as a series of glorious defeats.” – Mahatma Gandhi

“Nothing is given to man on earth – struggle is built into the nature of life, and conflict is possible – the hero is the man who lets no obstacle prevent him from pursuing the values he has chosen.” – Andrew Bernstein

“To be heroic does not have to mean possessing the ability to stand against the evils of the world, either well or successfully, but just that one is willing to stand.” – Mike Alsford

“True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others, at whatever cost.” – Arthur Ashe

“I think a hero is any person really intent on making this a better place for all people.” – Maya Angelou

“That’s why you can’t give up. Heroes don’t give up.” – Kiera Cass

“What we need now are heroes and heroines, about a million of them, one brave deed is worth a thousand books. Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul.” – Edward Abbey

“Heroes may not be braver than anyone else. They’re just braver 5 minutes longer.” – Ronald Reagan

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Inspirational Hero Sayings

“Heroism is not only in the man, but in the occasion.” – Calvin Coolidge

“You learn eventually that, while there are no villains, there are no heroes either. And until you make the final discovery that there are only human beings, who are therefore all the more fascinating, you are liable to miss something.” – Paul Gallico

“The hero draws inspiration from the virtue of his ancestors.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Someone needs to fight, someone needs to sacrifice, someone needs to inspire, someone needs to be a hero.” – Amit Kalantri

“Anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero to me.” – Fred Rogers

“The heroic cannot be the common, nor the common the heroic.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“What makes a hero? Courage, strength, morality, withstanding adversity? Are these the traits that truly show and create a hero? Is the light truly the source of darkness or vice versa? Is the soul a source of hope or despair? Who are these so called heroes and where do they come from? Are their origins in obscurity or in plain sight?” – Fyodor Dostoyevsky

“Heroes don’t have the need to be known as heroes, they just do what heroes do because it is right and it must be done.” – Shannon A. Thompson

“The hero is commonly the simplest and obscurest of men.” – Henry David Thoreau

“I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.” – Bob Dylan

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“My own heroes are the dreamers, those men and women who tried to make the world a better place than when they found it, whether in small ways or great ones. Some succeeded, some failed, most had mixed results… but it is the effort that’s heroic, as I see it. Win or lose, I admire those who fight the good fight.” – George R.R. Martin

“Heroes are made by the paths they choose, not the powers they are graced with.” – Brodi Ashton

“Men have to have heroes, but no man can ever be as big as the need, and so a legend grows around a grain of truth, like a pearl.” – Peter S. Beagle

“Anyway, if you need your heroes to be perfect, you won’t have very many. Even Superman had his Kryptonite. I’d rather have my heroes be more like me: trying to do the right thing, sometimes messing up. Making mistakes. Saying you’re sorry. And forgiving other people when they mess up, too.” – Madeleine George

“A hero. You want to be one of those rare human beings who make history, rather than merely watch it flow around them like water around a rock.” – Dan Simmons

“To be heroic may mean nothing more than this then, to stand in the face of the status quo, in the face of an easy collapse into the madness of an increasingly chaotic world and represent another way.” – Mike Alsford

“Heroes are those who can somehow resist the power of the situation and act out of noble motives, or behave in ways that do not demean others when they easily can.” – Philip G. Zimbardo

“The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.” – Benjamin Disraeli

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