Heroes may not be braver than anyone else. They're just braver five minutes longer. -- Ronald Reagan

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

The hero of the future will be that individual with the great mission to overcome the mass feeling of alienation and self-inadequacy. He will recognize that this struggle starts not with his community, nor even with his principal organization, but rather it starts with himself. -- Eugene E. Jennings

Man's greatest actions are performed in minor struggles. Life, misfortune, isolation, abandonment and poverty are battlefields which have their heroes - obscure heroes who are at times greater than illustrious heroes. -- Victor Hugo

Heroism consists of hanging on one minute longer. - Norwegian Proverb

We can't all be heroes because someone has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by. - Will Rogers

Everybody has a need for heroes, I think, people to mold themselves after, people they want to be like. You have to be able to dream, but those dreams should be about real people who have actually done things. - Dave Thomas

Without heroes, we are all plain people and don't know how far we can go. - Bernard Malamud

Like heroes in a mythic journey, we are meant to struggle to make the right choices. - Caroline Myss

Keep your eye on your heroes, not on your zeroes. - Robert H. Schuller

A hero is a man who is afraid to run away. - English Proverb

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

You don't raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they'll turn out to be heroes, even if it's just in your own eyes. - Walter Schirra, Sr.

Nurture your mind with great thoughts; to believe in the heroic makes heroes. - Benjamin Disraeli

Heroes take journeys, confront dragons, and discover the treasure of their true selves. Although they may feel very alone during the quest, at its end their reward is a sense of community: with themselves, with other people, and with the earth. - Carol Pearson

As you get older it is harder to have heroes, but it is sort of necessary. - Ernest Hemingway

Be your own hero, it's cheaper than a movie ticket. - Doug Horton

Everyone is necessarily the hero of his own life story. - John Barth

The soldiers fight, and the kings are heroes. - Yiddish Proverb