65 Hero Quotes On Success In Life

These hero quotes will inspire you. Hero is a person who is admired for great or brave acts or fine qualities.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging hero quotes, hero sayings, and hero proverbs.

Best Hero Quotes

  1. “Heroes are not giant statues framed against a red sky. They are people who say: This is my community, and it’s my responsibility to make it better.” ~ Tom McCall
  2. “A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” ~ Christopher Reeve
  3. “A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” ~ Joseph Campbell
  4. “A true hero is not someone who thinks about doing what is right, but one that simply does what is right without thinking!” ~ Kevin Heath

  5. “Hard times don’t create heroes.
    It is during the hard times when the “hero” within us is revealed.” ~ Bob Riley
  6. “It doesn’t take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.” ~ Norman Schwarzkopf
  7. “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
  8. “Heroes are people who rise to the occasion and slip quietly away.” ~ Tom Brokaw

  9. “A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  10. “Heroes aren’t athletes who set new sports records or Hollywood actors who make ‘daring’ films or politicians who make bold promises. Heroes are people who place themselves at risk for the benefit of others.” ~ Oliver North
  11. “The fear of God makes a hero; the fear of man makes a coward.” ~ Alvin C. York
  12. “I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom.” ~ Bob Dylan

  13. “Heroes are made in the hour of defeat. Success is, therefore, well described as a series of glorious defeats.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
  14. “Courage is more exhilarating than fear and in the long run, it is easier. We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up, seeing it is not as dreadful as it appeared, discovering we have the strength to stare it down.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
  15. “Do not let your fire go out … Do not let the Hero in your soul perish … Check your road and the nature of your battle. The world you desired can be won. It exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours.” ~ Ayn Rand
  16. “I am of certain convinced that the greatest heroes are those who do their duty in the daily grind of domestic affairs whilst the world whirls as a maddening dreidel.” ~ Florence Nightingale

  17. “When the first Superman movie came out, I gave dozens of interviews to promote it. The most frequent question was: What is a hero? My answer was that a hero is someone who commits a courageous action without considering the consequences. Now my definition is completely different. I think a hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.” ~ Christopher Reeve , Super hero quotes
  18. “Heroes are heroes because they are heroic in behavior, not because they won or lost.” ~ Nassim Nicholas Taleb
  19. “The hero is commonly the simplest and obscurest of men.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  20. “How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes!” ~ Maya Angelou

  21. “Without heroes, we are all plain people and don’t know how far we can go.” ~ Bernard Malamud
  22. “In the heat of battle, heroes emerge, sometimes from the most unlikely of sources.” ~ Brian Herbert
  23. “A boy doesn’t have to go to war to be a hero; he can say he doesn’t like pie when he sees there isn’t enough to go around.” ~ E. W. Howe
  24. “Everyone is necessarily the hero of his own life story.” ~ John Barth

  25. “The ordinary man is involved in action, the hero acts. An immense difference.” ~ Henry Miller
  26. “Opportunities to find deeper powers within ourselves come when life seems most challenging.” ~ Joseph Campbell
  27. “We relish news of our heroes, forgetting that we are extraordinary to somebody too.” ~ Helen Hayes
  28. “A champion is someone who gets up when he can’t.” ~ Jack Dempsey

  29. “The achievement of the hero is one that he is ready for and it’s really a manifestation of his character. It’s amusing the way in which the landscape and conditions of the environment match the readiness of the hero. The adventure that he is ready for is the one that he gets.” ~ Joseph Campbell
  30. “We can’t all be heroes, because somebody has to sit on the curb and applaud when they go by.” ~ Will Rogers
  31. “I think that we all do heroic things, but hero is not a noun, it’s a verb.” ~ Robert Downey, Jr.
  32. “Self-trust is the essence of heroism.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

  33. “My heroes are the ones who survived doing it wrong, who made mistakes, but recovered from them.” ~ Bono
  34. “Do not let your fire go out, spark by irreplaceable spark in the hopeless swamps of the not-quite, the not-yet, and the not-at-all. Do not let the hero in your soul perish in lonely frustration for the life you deserved and have never been able to reach. The world you desire can be won. It exists.. it is real.. it is possible.. it’s yours.” ~ Ayn Rand
  35. “Heroes are not giant statues framed against a red sky. They are people who say: This is my community, and it is my responsibility to make it better. Interweave all these communities and you really have an America that is back on its feet again. I really think we are gonna have to reassess what constitutes a ‘hero’.” ~ Studs Terkel
  36. “What is a hero without love for mankind.” ~ Doris Lessing

  37. “A hero is one who knows how to hang on one minute longer.” ~ Novalis
  38. “Heroism is endurance for one moment more.” ~ George F. Kennan
  39. “To this military attitude of the soul, we give the name of Heroism… It is a self-trust which slights the restraints of prudence, in the plenitude of its energy and power to repair the harms it may suffer. The hero is a mind of such balance that no disturbances can shake his will.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  40. “True heroism consists in being superior to the ills of life, in whatever shape they may challenge us to combat.” ~ Napoleon Bonaparte

  41. “The lion who breaks the enemy’s ranks is a minor hero compared to the lion who overcomes himself.” ~ Rumi
  42. “Nurture your minds with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli
  43. “Heroism is not only in the man but in the occasion.” ~ Calvin Coolidge
  44. “The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.” ~ Benjamin Disraeli

  45. “Calculation never made a hero.” ~ John Henry Newman
  46. “As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.” ~ Henry David Thoreau
  47. “You want to be a hero? Learn to create certainty in the face of fear.” ~ Tony Robbins
  48. “The real hero is always a hero by mistake; he dreams of being an honest coward like everybody else.” ~ Umberto Eco

  49. “The characteristic of genuine heroism is its persistency. All men have wandering impulses, fits and starts of generosity. But when you have resolved to be great, abide by yourself, and do not weakly try to reconcile yourself with the world. The heroic cannot be the common, nor the common the heroic.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  50. “If you’re an underdog, mentally disabled, physically disabled, if you don’t fit in, if you’re not as pretty as the others, you can still be a hero.” ~ Steve Guttenberg
  51. “My heroes are and were my parents. I can’t see having anyone else as my heroes.” ~ Michael Jordan , Parent hero quotes
  52. “Our culture has filled our heads but emptied our hearts, stuffed our wallets but starved our wonder. It has fed our thirst for facts but not for meaning or mystery. It produces “nice” people, not heroes.” ~ Peter Kreeft

  53. “Be your own hero, it’s cheaper than a movie ticket.” ~ Douglas Horton
  54. “There’s no shame in fear. But understand this – the coward is ruled by fear, while the hero rides it like a wild stallion.” ~ David Gemmell
  55. “A hero is a man who does what he can.” ~ Romain Rolland
  56. “Heroism is the divine relation which, in all times, unites a great man to other men.” ~ Thomas Carlyle

  57. “Courage is more exhilarating than fear, and in the long run, it is easier.” ~ Eleanor Roosevelt
  58. “Show me a hero and I’ll write you a tragedy.” ~ F. Scott Fitzgerald
  59. “The act of consciousness is central; otherwise we are overrun by the complexes.
    The heroin each of us is required to answer the call of individuation.
    We must turn away from the cacophony of the outer world to hear the inner voice.
    When we can dare to live its promptings, then we achieve personhood.
    We may become strangers to those who thought they knew us, but at least we are no longer strangers to ourselves.” ~ James Hollis
  60. “Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.” ~ Tecumseh

  61. “We shouldn’t be looking for heroes, we should be looking for good ideas.” ~ Noam Chomsky
  62. “Every hero becomes a bore at last.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
  63. “The real hero is always a hero by mistake.” ~ Umberto Eco

  64. “When you follow your bliss…doors will open where you would not have thought there would be doors, and where there wouldn’t be a door for anyone else.” ~ Joseph Campbell
  65. “A hero cannot be a hero unless in a heroic world.” ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne

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