That’s what it takes to be a hero, a little
gem of innocence inside you that makes you
want to believe that there still exists a
right and wrong, that decency will somehow
triumph in the end.

Lise Hand,
describing Irish journalist Veronica Guerin, who was killed as a result of her
investigations of Irish organized crime.

Famous Quotes – Tin Soldier Politicians in Washington

Tin soldier politicians in Washington have allowed us to kick the Hell out of one b*stard and at the same time forced us to help establish a second one as evil or more evil than the first…This time we’ll need almighty God’s constant help if we’re to live in the same world with Stalin and his murdering cutthroats.

– George S. Patton

Famous Quotes – Aristotle

Famous Quotes – Aristotle

The beauty of the soul shines out when a man bears with composure one heavy mischance after another, not because he does not feel them, but because he is a man of high and heroic temper.
– Aristotle

Quotes – Famous Quotes – Real Heroes

Real heroes are men who fall and fail and are flawed, but win out in the end because they’ve stayed true to their ideals and beliefs and commitments.

– Kevin Costner

Famous Quotes – Maya Angelou

Famous Quotes – Maya Angelou
How important it is for us to recognize and celebrate our heroes and she-roes! 
– Maya Angelou

Hero and Saint


The hero is the 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. The saint is the man who walks through the dark paths of the world, himself a light.
– Felix Adler