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.
Nurture your minds with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.
The monotony of a long heroic poem may often be pleasantly relieved by judicious interruptions in the perfect succession of rhymes, just as the metre may sometimes be adorned with occasional triplets and Alexandrines.
H. P. Lovecraft
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.
When we quit thinking primarily about ourselves and our own self-preservation, we undergo a truly heroic transformation of consciousness.
Teach your children poetry; it opens the mind, lends grace to wisdom and makes the heroic virtues hereditary.
When it comes to the pinch, human beings are heroic.
There are people who can do all fine and heroic things but one - keep from telling their happiness to the unhappy.
Heroes need monsters to establish their heroic credentials. You need something scary to overcome.
People have their complexities. They have their heroic moments and their villainous moments, too.
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