Inspirational Quotes About Heroes and Heroism

Useful for Warmups, Quick Writes, and Brainstorming

I think a hero is any person really intent on making this a better place for all people. MAYA ANGELOU

Those who say that we're in a time when there are no heroes, they just don't know where to look.  RONALD REAGAN

There is what I would call te hero journey, the night sea journey, the hero quest, where the individual is going to bring forth in his life something that was never beheld before.  JOSEPH CAMPBELL

A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. JOSEPH CAMPBELL

Real heroes are all around us and uncelebrated.  PETER CAPALDI, Dr. Who

Hard times don't create heroes.  It is during the hard times when the "hero" within us is revealed. BOB RILEY

It is so easy to break down and destroy.  The heroes are those who make peace and build.  NELSON MANDELA


Maya Angelou
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I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.     MAYA ANGELOU

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is brave five minutes longer. RALPH WALDO EMERSON

Heroes are ordinary people who make themselves extraordinary. GERARD WAY

One person can and does make a difference.  ALBERT SCHWEITZER

The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example. BENJAMIN DISRAELI

A hero is someone who, in spite of weakness, doubt, or not always knowing the answers, goes ahead and overcomes anyway. CHRISTOPHER REEVE (SUPERMAN)

Heroes aren't always the ones who win.  They're the ones who lose, sometimes.  But they keep fighting, they keep coming back.  They don't give up.  That's what makes them heroes.  Cassandra Clare





Christopher Reeve
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