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Quotations

Jean BaudrillardWhat is a society without a heroic dimension?

—  Jean Baudrillard, 1929-2007, French intellectual

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Winston ChurchillNever in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.

—  Winston Churchill, 1874-1965, British Prime Minister, Nobel 1953

     (about the pilots in the Battle of Britain, 1940)

NapoleonThe bullet that will kill me is not yet cast.

—  Napoleon, 1769-1821, French Emperor

George Bernard ShawYou cannot be a hero without being a coward.

—  George Bernard Shaw, 1856-1950, Irish writer, Nobel 1925

Ralph Waldo EmersonA hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer.

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1884, American philosopher

Philip SidneyA true knight is fuller of bravery in the midst, than in the beginning of danger.

—  Philip Sidney, 1554-1586, English poet & courtier

Joseph StalinIt takes a brave man to be a coward in the Red Army.

—  Joseph Stalin, 1879-1953, Soviet leader

Douglas MacArthurOnly those are fit to live who are not afraid of dying.

—  Douglas MacArthur, 1880-1964, American general

William ShakespeareOnce more unto the breach, dear friends, once more;
Or close the wall with our English dead.

—  William Shakespeare, 1564-1616, English poet & playwright ‐ Henry V

William ShakespeareCowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once.

—  William Shakespeare, 1564-1616, English poet & playwright ‐ Julius Caesar


Quotes in Verse

Constantine KavafyAnd even more honor is due to them
when they foresee (as many do foresee)
that in the end Ephialtis will make his appearance,
that the Medes will break through after all.

—  Constantine Kavafy, 1868-1933, Greek poet ‐ Thermopylae


Funny Quotes

George CarlinAs soon as someone is identified as an unsung hero, he no longer is.

—  George Carlin, 1936-2008, American comedian

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Ancient Greek

ThucydidesGreat men have the whole earth for their tomb.

Ανδρών επιφανών πάσα η γη τάφος.

—  Thucydides, 460-394 BC, Ancient Greek historian

     (in Pericles' Funeral Oration)

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HomerMy return home is lost, but my glory will never die.

Ώλετο μεν μοι νόστος, ατάρ κλέος άφθιτον έστα.

—  Homer, c. 800-750 BC, II ‐ Iliad IX

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Movie Quotes

The Lion KingI'm only brave when I have to be. Being brave doesn't mean you go looking for trouble.

—  from the film The Lion King










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