165 True Hero Quotes To Inspire You

Following is our list of true hero quotations and slogans full of insightful wisdom and perspective about hero definition.

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Top 10 True Hero Quotes (BEST)

  1. A true hero protects his identiy, not out of fear, but out of humility. — Jessica Jung
  2. There is no true orator who is not a hero. — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  3. The people are the true heroes, for it is they who create history. — Xi Jinping
  4. The true hero is one who conquers his own anger and hatred. — Dalai Lama
  5. 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
  6. 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. — Mark Twain
  7. True heros are made of hard work and integrity. — Hope Solo
  8. 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. — Robert Kiyosaki
  9. True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes, but the firm resolve of virtue and reason. — Alfred North Whitehead
  10. True heroics, obviously, is not the absence of fear, but having that fear and doing something anyway. — Martin Freeman

Short True Hero Quotes

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  • My brother is one of my true heroes. Steady and sober where I am impulsive and emotional. — Mark McKinnon
  • Heroes take journeys, confront dragons, and discover the treasure of their true selves. — Carol Lynn Pearson
  • No true hero ever believes that they are one. — Neal Shusterman
  • I would give all the wealth of the world, and all the deeds of all the heroes, for one true vision. — Henry David Thoreau
  • True heroism consists in rising superior to misfortune. — Napoleon Bonaparte
  • All religions are true but none are literal. — Joseph Campbell
  • A tragedy is that moment where the hero comes face to face with his true identity. — Aristotle
  • RIP Amy Winehouse. We lost a true heroin addict today. — Sayings
  • The true hero fights and dies in the name of his destiny, and not in the name of a belief. — Emile M. Cioran
  • He whom prosperity humbles, and adversity strengthens, is the true hero. — Josh Billings

True Hero Image Quotes

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True hero quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson

There is no true orator who is not a hero. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

True hero quote A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decis
A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others.

Hercules Quotes

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It is the brain, the little gray cells on which one must rely. One must seek the truth within--not without." ~ Poirot — Agatha Christie

Though you be sprung in direct line from Hercules, if you show a lowborn meanness, that long succession of ancestors whom you disgrace are so many witnesses against you; and this grand display of their tarnished glory but serves to make your ignominy more evident. — Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux

You spoke the truth, Percy Jackson. You are nothing like... like Hercules. I am honored that you carry this sword. — Rick Riordan

True hero quote You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that
You will continue to suffer if you have an emotional reaction to everything that is said to you. True power is sitting back and observing everything with logic. If words control your that means everyone can control you. Breathe and allow things to pass.

Prime ministers require the hide of a rhinoceros, the morals of St. Francis, the patience of Job, the wisdom of Solomon, the strength of Hercules, the leadership of Napoleon, the magnetism of a Beatle and the subtlety of Machiavelli. — Lester B. Pearson

You want beauty,' said Hercules Poirot. 'Beauty at any price. For me, it is truth. I want always truth. — Agatha Christie

The pillars of Hercules of the United States are vulgarity and stupidity. — Leon Trotsky

True hero quote Two things you will never have to chase: true friends and true love.
Two things you will never have to chase: true friends and true love.

Ah, but life is like that! It does not permit you to arrange and order it as you will. It will not permit you to escape emotion, to live by the intellect and by reason! You cannot say, 'I will feel so much and no more.' Life, Mr. Welman, whatever else it is, is not reasonable. [Hercule Poirot] — Agatha Christie

Until one looks back on one's own past one fails to realise what an extraordinary view of the world a child has. — Agatha Christie

I do not argue with obstinate men. I act in spite of them. — Agatha Christie

A glorious place, a glorious age, I tell you! A very Neon renaissance - And the myths that actually touched you at that time - not Hercules, Orpheus, Ulysses and Aeneas - but Superman, Captain Marvel, and Batman. — Tom Wolfe

Hero Definition Quotes

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He’s for real. If you look up the definition of patriotism in the dictionary, his picture is there. — Bill Miller

Protagonists are always loners, almost by definition. — Pauline Kael

I have a number of heroes I still have warm feelings about. [Derek] Shackleton, for instance, was definitely, and still is, one of my great heroes. — Edmund Hillary

True hero quote Knowing others is intelligence, knowing yourself is true wisdom.
Knowing others is intelligence, knowing yourself is true wisdom.

The larger-than-life thing is definitely what I'm after. I've always drawn dark stories. Occasionally, I'll try a perfect hero, but it's a real stretch for me. I like 'em warts and all, and obsessive and weird. — Frank Miller

Leo had seen Tia Callida in action; she liked knives, snakes and putting babies in roaring fires. Yeah, definitely let's unleash her rage. Great idea. — Rick Riordan

Through that, I got to know Jerry's work, and I am definitely his number-one fan right now, which is interesting because it usually works the other way around: you usually create a project based on your hero. — Sean Hayes

True hero quote Travel and tell no one, live a true love story and tell no one, live happily and
Travel and tell no one, live a true love story and tell no one, live happily and tell no one, people ruin beautiful things.

The drummer is definitely the hidden hero of a band they really hold the music together. It's actually a really difficult job, and as I said before they're very much hidden, they're not the celebrity, they're not the front man so they get the best of both worlds really — Dominic Cooper

I would definitely like to be a slightly aging action hero with a smart mouth and have a little bit of fun. — Dan Payne

There are a lot of discussions where people will decide that James Bond is a superhero, because he's a larger-than-life hero who beats the bad guys by doing larger-than-life things. And I don't think that's a useful definition. — Kurt Busiek

'Heroism' is not the same as coping. A man who does his job properly and succeeds through his own efforts is definitely to be commended, but he is not a hero in the classic sense until he deliberately lays his life on the line for a cause he deems to be greater than himself. — Jeff Cooper

What Makes A Hero Quotes

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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. — Dot Richardson

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What is our task? To make Britain a fit country for heroes to live in. — David Lloyd George

Faith is about what you do. It's about aspiring to be better and nobler and kinder than you are. It's about making sacrifices for the good of others-- even when there's not going to be anyone telling you what a hero you are. — Jim Butcher

True hero quote Kindness is not a business. True kindness expects nothing in return and should n
Kindness is not a business. True kindness expects nothing in return and should never act with conditions.

What makes a hero truly great is that they never despair. — Roy Thompson

I tried to make guitars that were close to what my heroes played. That's the way it's done. My experience is that you have to do it like a musician. You have to learn the language before you can learn to be a novelist. — Paul Reed Smith

When I pick a role, one of the things that I aspire to is that somebody's parent will come up to me after the film has come out and say, "My daughter idealizes that character. You're her hero." That's what I aim for. We're in the business of making heroes. — Evangeline Lilly

True hero quote True love has a habit of coming back.
True love has a habit of coming back.

The thing about a hero, is even when it doesn't look like there's a light at the end of the tunnel, he's going to keep digging, he's going to keep trying to do right and make up for what's gone before, just because that's who he is. — Joss Whedon

(Guy) Pearce, as the hero, makes the mistake of trying to give a good and realistic performance. (Jeremy) Irons at least knows what kind of movie he's in, and hams it up accordingly. — Roger Ebert

I make people laugh for a living. I believe I can say objectively that what I do I do as well as anybody. Just say I'm one of the best broken field runners that ever lived. For 35 years I was a cult hero, an underground funny. — Mel Brooks

Anyone who makes a life of what they love is a hero to me, and it's important for those people to be visible in every kind of life, every kind of love, every kind of work. — Melissa Febos

Real Heroes Quotes

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My dad is like a cactus - introverted and tough. I'm a people person, like my mom, but I got my competitiveness from my dad. He came to this country from Belarus with nothing and built a real business. He's my hero for giving me that need to run a business and for having enormous confidence in me. — Gary Vaynerchuk

Real heroes are others, those who have suffered in their soul, in their heart, in their spirit, in their mind, for their loved ones. Those are the real heroes. Im just a cyclist. — Gino Bartali

Like all real heroes, Charley had a fatal flaw. He refused to believe that he had gonorrhea, whereas the truth was that he did. — Kurt Vonnegut

True hero quote True friendship isn't about being inseparable, it's being separated
True friendship isn't about being inseparable, it's being separated

Do not let your fire go out ... Do not let the Hero in your soul perish ... Check your road and the nature of your battle. The world you desired can be won. It exists, it is real, it is possible, it is yours. — Ayn Rand

Anyone can slay a dragon, he told me, but try waking up every morning and loving the world all over again. That's what takes a real hero. — Brian Andreas

The real hero doesn’t say that he is one. — Filipino Proverbs

True hero quote A friend is not a true friend unless he protects his friend in his misfortune, i
A friend is not a true friend unless he protects his friend in his misfortune, in his absence, and at his death.

We need real and dedicated fighters and champions in the UFC. It’s simply the best organization in the world. — Joanna Jedrzejczyk

Kids today are looking for idols, but sometimes they look too far ... They don't have to look any farther than their home because those are the people that love you. They are the real heroes. — Bobby Bonilla

Never fall in love with someone that won’t fight for you because when the real battles begin they won’t pull your heart to safety, but they will their own. — Shannon Alder

The characters in my films try to live honestly and make the most of the lives they've been given. I believe you must live honestly and develop your abilities to the full. People who do this are the real heroes. — Akira Kurosawa

Being A Hero Quotes

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It's best being a striker. If you miss five then score the winner, you're a hero. The goalkeeper can play a blinder, then let one in… and he's a villain. — Ian Rush

You don't have to be a hero to accomplish great things---to compete. You can just be an ordinary chap, sufficiently motivated to reach challenging goals. — Edmund Hillary

When your time comes to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home. — Tecumseh

True hero quote Be mindful. Be grateful. Be positive. Be true. Be kind.
Be mindful. Be grateful. Be positive. Be true. Be kind.

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. — Irena Sendler

It doesn't take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle. — Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf

Being a hero doesn’t mean you’re invincible. It just means that you’re brave enough to stand up and do what’s needed. — Rick Riordan

True hero quote True love is trust.
True love is trust.

It doesn't take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle. — Norman Schwarzkopf

If we lived in a state where virtue was profitable, common sense would make us saintly. But since we see that avarice, anger, pride and stupidity commonly profit far beyond charity, modesty, justice and thought, perhaps we must stand fast a little, even at the risk of being heroes. — Thomas More

Too many children in foster care are falling through cracks. Be a hero, take the time learn about adoption today. — Bruce Willis

Down these mean streets a man must go who is neither tarnished nor afraid — Raymond Chandler

Great Hero Quotes

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In imitating the exemplary acts of a god or of a mythic hero, or simply by recounting their adventures, the man of an archaic society detaches himself from profane time and magically re-enters the Great Time, the sacred time. — Mircea Eliade

Now the fate of the country depends entirely on our army, on our heroes, our security forces, all our defenders. And on our people, your wisdom and the great support of all friends of our country. Glory to Ukraine! — Volodymyr Zelenskyy

Great heroes need great sorrows and burdens, or half their greatness goes unnoticed. It is all part of the fairy tale. — Peter S. Beagle

It makes a great difference whether Davus or a hero speaks. — Horace

Our nation owes a debt to its fallen heroes that we can never fully repay, but we can honor their sacrifice. — Barack Obama

The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example. — Benjamin Disraeli

Being a songwriter, singer, and a great part of a unit is more important than being Joe Guitar Hero. — Vivian Campbell

Sing your death song and die like a hero going home. — Tecumseh

Within the microcosm of a film you get drawn to people. There are certain projects you care enormously about, and 'The Edge Of Love' was one because I was portraying a great hero of mine, Dylan Thomas. — Matthew Rhys

Nurture your mind with great thoughts — Benjamin Disraeli

True Champion Quotes

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Too many people want the appearance of winning rather than the practices and hard work that create a true champion. — T. D. Jakes

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True champions aren't always the ones that win, but those with the most guts. — Mia Hamm

Only true champions come out and show their worth after defeat- and I expect us to do that. — Alex Ferguson

A true champion knows how to overcome doubts and manage those doubts and turn them into motivation. — Misty Hyman

A true champion is not only formed in victory. To be defeated makes you learn. — Renan Barao

You can never give up or get down on yourself. A true champion keeps his or her chin up and always takes life one race at a time. — Gail Devers

Any true champion can bounce back. That's what being a champion is: being able to deal with adversity and being able to bounce back. — Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

A true champion is one who sweats from exhaustion when no one is watching. — Bas Rutten

I dream of a true husband—a good man, not a brute, nor a champion of men on the battlefield; I dream but of a gentle man, one who neither speaks too loud nor ignores evil. — A.A. Attanasio

I achieved something once again, I think we all want to put a mark on life. I dream, and my dreams always come true. I dreamed I was the heavyweight champion of the world. I am the heavyweight champion of the world. — Larry Holmes

My Hero Quotes

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I'm trying to stop a civil war not because I'm a hero but because I want to have a future and I want freedom for my family, that means you need freedom too. Rising tides raise all ships but a lowering tide will beach us all. — Alex Jones

I try to give both my heroes and villains an emotional dimensionality which provides the motivation for their actions. — Sidney Sheldon

Fred Astaire is my hero. I love him because he was willing to kill himself to make his art look effortless. And because he proved it's possible to be an artist and a good person. — Connie Willis

Dre was one of my heros in the music industry. If he's not down for his homeboys, I don't wanna be a part of him or around him. — Tupac Shakur

Many of my movies have strong female leads - brave, self-sufficient girls that don't think twice about fighting for what they believe in with all their heart. They'll need a friend, or a supporter, but never a savior. Any woman is just as capable of being a hero as any man. — Hayao Miyazaki

I consider it an indispensible duty to close this last solemn act of my official life by commending the interests of our dearest country to the protection of Almighty God and those who have the superintendence of them into his Holy keeping. — George Washington

My heroes are the ones who survived doing it wrong, who made mistakes, but recovered from them. — Bono

I don’t fight for the money. I fight for my legacy. I fight for history. I fight for my people. — Khabib Nurmagomedov

I cherish the memories of a question my grandson asked me the other day when he said, 'Grandpa, were you a hero in the war?' Grandpa said 'No... but I served in a company of heroes.' — Richard Winters

I started out playing guitar because Jimi Hendrix was my hero, so my roots were really based on Jimi Hendrix and his style of playing. — Joe Satriani

True Courage Quotes

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All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. — Walt Disney

Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. — Lao Tzu

The four Cs of making dreams come true: Curiosity, Courage, Consistency, Confidence. — Walt Disney

May you grow up to be righteous, may you grow up to be true. May you always know the truth and see the lights surrounding you. May you always be courageous, stand upright and be strong. May you stay forever young. — Bob Dylan

If you knew when you began a book what you would say at the end, do you think that you would have the courage to write it? What is true for writing and for a love relationship is true also for life. The game is worthwhile insofar as we don't know what will be the end. — Michel Foucault

Grant me courage to serve others; For in service there is true life. — Cesar Chavez

A true leader has the confidence to stand alone, the courage to make tough decisions, and the compassion to listen to the needs of others. He does not set out to be a leader, but becomes one by the equality of his actions and the integrity of his intent. — Douglas MacArthur

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TRUE Courage is when you are scared to death and STILL saddle up and ride in! — John Wayne

True courage is like a kite; a contrary wind raises it higher. — J. PetitSenn

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Optimism is the true moral courage — Ernest Shackleton

True Warrior Quotes

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True warriors are fierce because their training is fierce. — Miyamoto Musashi

I call myself a Peaceful Warrior... because the battles we fight are on the inside. — Socrates

There are no contests in the Art of Peace. A true warrior is invincible because he or she contests with nothing. Defeat means to defeat the mind of contention that we harbor within. — Morihei Ueshiba

Parabatai" said Jace. "It means a pair of warriors who fight together - who are closer than brothers. Alec is more than justmy best friend. — Cassandra Clare

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Any great warrior is also a scholar, and a poet, and an artist. — Steven Seagal

Cast off limiting thoughts and return to true emptiness. Stand in the midst of the great void. This is the secret of the Way of a Warrior. — Morihei Ueshiba

There’s more to being a warrior than killing. A true warrior — the best warrior — isn’t cruel or mean. He doesn’t claw an enemy who can’t fight back. Where’s the honor in that? — Erin Hunter

In every contest, there comes a moment that separates winning from losing. The true warrior understands and seizes that moment. — Pat Riley

A true warrior can only serve others, not himself...When you become a mercenary, you're just a bully with a gun. — Evan Wright

The Way of a Warrior is based on humanity, love, and sincerity; the heart of martial valor is true bravery, wisdom, love, and friendship. Emphasis on the physical aspects of warriorship is futile, for the power of the body is always limited. — Morihei Ueshiba

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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

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. — Rudolf Hess

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. — Gale Sayers

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. — David Foster Wallace

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. — Elvis Presley

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. — Kofi Annan

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. — George R. R. Martin

A true hero is not someone who thinks about doing what is right, but one that simply does what is right without thinking! — Kevin Heath

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. — Winston Churchill

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. — William S. Burroughs

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. — Peter S. Beagle

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. — Peter Thiel

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. — Mike Tyson

Vietnam helped me realize who the true heroes really are in this world. It's not the home-run hitters. — Willie Stargell

True courage is not the brutal force of vulgar heroes. Rather the firm resolve of virtue and reason. — Alfred North Whitehead

It's true that heroes are inspiring, but mustn't they also do some rescuing if they are to be worthy of their name? Would Wonder Woman matter if she only sent commiserating telegrams to the distressed? — Jeanette Winterson

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. — Thomas Perry

Often the true hero and heroines of my books are the houses, the places, the communities where people find a home. — Jackie French

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! — Juvenal

It's very difficult to get any movies done about Black heroes - Haitian or American - in Hollywood. The argument in Hollywood is that there is no market for those movies, and that is not true. — Jimmy Jean-Louis

First and foremost, God is the true hero of the story. No matter how captivating the other characters may be, our top priority is to discover what the Bible reveals about God. — Carolyn Custis James

Everyone has an inner hero that they have glimpsed from time to time, just waiting to break free Now is the time to tap into your true hero potential. — Steve Rizzo

For me, the hero’s journey is not the voyage from weakness to strength. The true hero’s journey is the voyage from strength to weakness. — John Green

Now I'm running against a woman who, my God, that's all she talks about. Our true heroes, it's the last thing in the world they talk about. — Joe Walsh

What really grabs me is when a reader writes to express her personal story and how a book helped her situation, or her acceptance of a situation she can't change. I read some sad cases in my snail and electronic mail. I respond to all I can, affirming that they are the true heroes of life because they are fighting through adversity and surviving. — Lurlene McDaniel

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