The hero is one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by.
Heroes are those who can somehow resist the power of the situation and act out of noble motives, or behave in ways that do not demean others when they easily can.
Heroism feels and never reasons, and therefore is always right.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Hard times don’t create heroes. It is during the hard times when the ‘hero’ within us is revealed.
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.