No one is going to give you the education you need to overthrow them. Nobody is going to teach you your true history, teach you your true heroes, if they know that that knowledge will help set you free.— Assata Shakur
Powerful True Hero quotations
I was brought up to believe that a person must be rescued when drowning, regardless of religion and nationality. The term ‘hero’ irritates me greatly – the opposite is true – I continue to have pangs of conscience that I did so little.
Woe to the people that fails to honor its heroes! It will cease producing them, cease knowing them. Heroes spring from the essence of their people. A people without heroes is a people without leaders, for only a heroic leader is a true leader able to withstand the challenge of difficult times.
A true hero protects his identiy, not out of fear, but out of humility.
There is no true orator who is not a hero.
A true champion is someone who wants to make a difference, who never gives up, and who gives everything she has no matter what the circumstances are. A true champion works hard and never loses sight of her dreams.
The true hero is one who conquers his own anger and hatred.
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.
True heros are made of hard work and integrity.
The modern patriotism, the true patriotism, the only rational patriotism is loyalty to the Nation all the time, loyalty to the Government when it deserves it.
We all have defining moments. It is in these moments that we find our true characters. We become heroes or cowards; truth tellers or liars; we go forward or we go backward.
True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of virtue and reason.
True heroics, obviously, is not the absence of fear, but having that fear and doing something anyway.
Athletes as role models and heroes is a hoax, a sick hoax.
The men and women who are fighting in Iraq, they are the true heroes.
Hear this or not, as you will. Learn it now, or later -- the world has time. Routine, repetition, tedium, monotony, ephemeracy, inconsequence, abstraction, disorder, boredom, angst, ennui -- these are the true hero's enemies, and make no mistake, they are fearsome indeed. For they are real.
When I was a child I was a dreamer. I read comic books, and I was the hero of the comic book. I saw movies, and I was the hero in the movie. So every dream I have ever dreamed has come true a thousand times.
These often unsung heroes understand.
..that poverty, disease and famine are just as deadly and destructive as earthquakes, hurricanes and tsunamis. Individuals ...are taking on these challenges in their communities, volunteering to make a difference. They remain the true champions of our work towards the Millennium Development Goals.
An artist has an obligation to tell the truth.
[...] that the true horrors of human history derive not from orcs and Dark Lords, but from ourselves. We are the monsters. (And the heroes too). Each of us has within himself the capacity for great good, and great evil.
My brother is one of my true heroes. Steady and sober where I am impulsive and emotional.
A true hero is not someone who thinks about doing what is right, but one that simply does what is right without thinking!
Good night, then - sleep to gather strength for the morning.
For the morning will come. Brightly will it shine on the brave and true, kindly on all who suffer for the cause, glorious upon the tombs of heroes. Thus will shine the dawn.
Heroes take journeys, confront dragons, and discover the treasure of their true selves.
No true hero ever believes that they are one.
I would give all the wealth of the world, and all the deeds of all the heroes, for one true vision.
I think that Richard Nixon will go down in history as a true folk hero, who struck a vital blow to the whole diseased concept of the revered image and gave the American virtue of irreverence and skepticism back to the people.
The true secret in being a hero lies in knowing the order of things.
..Things must happen when it is time for them to happen.
True heroism consists in rising superior to misfortune.
For Hamlet, greatness means willingness to fight for reasons as thin as an eggshell: anyone would fight for things that matter; true heroes take their personal honor so seriously they will fight for things that don’t matter.
The one thing I know, everyone respects the true person and everyone's not true with themselves. All of these people who are heroes, these guys who have been lily white and clean all their lives, if they went through what I went through, they would commit suicide. They don't have the heart that I have. I've lived places they can't defecate in.
All religions are true but none are literal.
Vietnam helped me realize who the true heroes really are in this world.
It's not the home-run hitters.
True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes. Rather the firm resolve of virtue and reason.
But at the same time, the commonplace statement about them is true: every character is the hero of his own story. Each has a justification for his actions that is convincing to him. It's fun to give these people voices.
Often the true hero and heroines of my books are the houses, the places, the communities where people find a home.
Fond man! though all the heroes of your line Bedeck your halls, and round your galleries shine In proud display; yet take this truth from me-- Virtue alone is true nobility!