83+ Famous Hero Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Which of us don’t ask why and how people become heroic. We all want to be a strong hero like them but we always forget that we all have tiny heroes inside. I’m sure we’ve all become heroes to other people and we’re missing it. Best hero quotes will give you the courage to make you unstoppable and instantly inspire you to live your life to the fullest.

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Hero Quotes

  • A hero can go anywhere, challenge anyone, as long as he has the nerve. ― Rick Riordan
  • A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. — Christopher Reeve
  • A hero is born among a hundred, a wise man is found among a thousand, but an accomplished one might not be found even among a hundred thousand men. — Plato
  • A hero is somebody who is selfless, who is generous in spirit, who just tries to give back as much as possible and help people. A hero to me is someone who saves people and who really deeply cares. — Debi Mazar
  • A hero is somebody who voluntarily walks into the unknown .— Tom Hanks
  • A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.—Joseph Campbell
  • A hero is someone who, in spite of weakness, doubt or not always knowing the answers, goes ahead and overcomes anyway. — Christopher Reeve
  • A hero. You want to be one of those rare human beings who make history, rather than merely watch it flow around them like water around a rock.—Dan Simmons
  • A mentor enables a person to achieve. A hero shows what achievement looks like. — John C. Mather
  • All of us start from zero. We take the right decision and become a hero. — Govinda
  • All the heroes of tomorrow are the heretics of today.—E.Y. Harburg
  • Amongst the qualities a hero should have, I would include determination, loyalty, courage, perseverance, patience, focus, intrepidity and selflessness. — Ricky Martin
  • Anyone who does anything to help a child in his life is a hero to me. ― Fred Rogers
  • As you get older it is harder to have heroes, but it is sort of necessary. ― Ernest Hemingway
  • Being a hero is about the shortest lived profession on earth.—Will Rogers
  • But heroes, at times, had to be fools.—Steve Berry
  • Dead people can be our heroes because they cant disappoint us later; they only improve over time, as we forget more and more about them. ― Veronica Roth
  • Do I want to be a hero to my son? No. I would like to be a very real human being. That’s hard enough. — Robert Downey, Jr.
  • Don’t forget, you are the hero of your own story. — Greg Boyle
  • Find out what your hero or heroine wants, and when he or she wakes up in the morning, just follow him or her all day… ― Ray Bradbury
  • Friends are the real superheroes. They battle our worst enemies—loneliness, grief, anxiety, depression, fear, and doubt—every time they come around.—Richelle E. Goodrich
  • Great heroes need great sorrows and burdens, or half their greatness goes unnoticed. It is all part of the fairy tale. ― Peter S. Beagle
  • Heroes are made by the paths they choose, not the powers they are graced with. ― Brodi Ashton
  • Heroes are made in the hour of defeat. Success is, therefore, well described as a series of glorious defeats.—Mahatma Gandhi
  • 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.—Philip G. Zimbardo
  • Heroes aren’t heroes because they worship the light, but because they know the darkness all to well to stand down and live with it.—Ninya Tippett
  • Heroes became extinct when saving the world became more important to rescue a damsel in distress.—L.A. Serröt
  • Heroes don’t have the need to be known as heroes, they just do what heroes do because it is right and it must be done.—Shannon A. Thompson
  • Heroes don’t exist. And if they did, I wouldn’t be one of them. ― Brodi Ashton
  • Heroes may not be braver than anyone else. They’re just braver 5 minutes longer. ― Ronald Reagan
  • Heroism is not only in the man, but in the occasion.—Calvin Coolidge
  • History will decide if I’m a villain or a hero. — Harlan Ellison
  • I am not always good and noble. I am the hero of this story, but I have my off moments. ― P.G. Wodehouse
  • I don’t see myself as a hero because what I’m doing is self-interested: I don’t want to live in a world where there’s no privacy and therefore no room for intellectual exploration and creativity. — Edward Snowden
  • I prefer a real villain to a false hero. — Killer Mike
  • I think a hero is any person really intent on making this a better place for all people.—Maya Angelou
  • I think of a hero as someone who understands the degree of responsibility that comes with his freedom. — Bob Dylan
  • I was very thankful that my mother was a very strong mom. She was mom and dad. She is mom and dad. She is my hero. — Ryan Frazier
  • If you are not the hero of your own story, then you’re missing the whole point of your humanity. ― Steve Maraboli
  • 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
  • Love of glory can only create a great hero; contempt of glory creates a great man. — Charles Maurice de Talleyrand
  • Men have to have heroes, but no man can ever be as big as the need, and so a legend grows around a grain of truth, like a pearl.—Peter S. Beagle
  • My belt holds my pants up, but the belt loops hold my belt up. I don’t really know what’s happening down there. Who is the real hero? — Mitch Hedberg
  • My own heroes are the dreamers, those men and women who tried to make the world a better place than when they found it, whether in small ways or great ones. Some succeeded, some failed, most had mixed results… but it is the effort that’s heroic, as I see it. Win or lose, I admire those who fight the good fight. ― George R.R. Martin
  • Nothing is given to man on earth – struggle is built into the nature of life, and conflict is possible – the hero is the man who lets no obstacle prevent him from pursuing the values he has chosen.—Andrew Bernstein
  • One must think like a hero to behave like a merely decent human being. — May Sarton
  • One trophy is good, but two are better. That way, when a hero wears his medals on his chest, at least his steps are level as he walks by. — Johan Cruyff
  • 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
  • Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy.—F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Someone needs to fight, someone needs to sacrifice, someone needs to inspire, someone needs to be a hero.—Amit Kalantri
  • That’s why you can’t give up. Heroes don’t give up.—Kiera Cass
  • The difference between a hero and a coward is one step sideways. — Gene Hackman
  • The fame of heroes owes little to the extent of their conquests and all to the success of the tributes paid to them.—Jean Genet
  • The hero draws inspiration from the virtue of his ancestors.—Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • The hero is commonly the simplest and obscurest of men.—Henry David Thoreau
  • 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. — Felix Adler
  • The hero sees values beyond what’s possible. That’s the nature of a hero. It kills him, of course, ultimately. But it makes the whole struggle of humanity worthwhile.— John Gardner
  • The heroic cannot be the common, nor the common the heroic.—Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example.—Benjamin Disraeli
  • The noir hero is a knight in blood caked armor. He’s dirty and he does his best to deny the fact that he’s a hero the whole time.—Frank Miller
  • The only difference between a hero and the villain is that the villain chooses to use that power in a way that is selfish and hurts other people. — Chadwick Boseman
  • The pleasure of reading a story and wondering what will come next for the hero is a pleasure that has lasted for centuries and, I think, will always be with us. — Stan Lee
  • The real hero is always a hero by mistake; he dreams of being an honest coward like everybody else.—Umberto Eco
  • The soldiers that didn’t come back were the heroes. It’s a roll of the dice. If a bullet has your name on it, you’re a hero. If you hear a bullet go by, you’re a survivor. — Bob Feller
  • The true hero is one who conquers his own anger and hatred. ― Dalai Lama XIV
  • There are no heroes…in life, the monsters win. ― George R. R. Martin
  • There’s no hero without a villain. — Mark Pellegrino
  • To be heroic does not have to mean possessing the ability to stand against the evils of the world, either well or successfully, but just that one is willing to stand.—Mike Alsford
  • To be heroic is to be courageous enough to die for something; to be inspirational is to be crazy enough to live a little. ― Criss Jami
  • To be heroic may mean nothing more than this then, to stand in the face of the status quo, in the face of an easy collapse into the madness of an increasingly chaotic world and represent another way.—Mike Alsford
  • To have no heroes is to have no aspiration, to live on the momentum of the past, to be thrown back upon routine, sensuality, and the narrow self.—Charles Horton Cooley
  • 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.—Arthur Ashe
  • Ultimately a hero is a man who would argue with the gods, and so awakens devils to contest his vision. The more a man can achieve, the more he may be certain that the devil will inhabit a part of his creation.—Norman Mailer
  • We all live in suspense from day to day; in other words, you are the hero of your own story. — Mary McCarthy
  • We are all ordinary. We are all boring. We are all spectacular. We are all shy. We are all bold. We are all heroes. We are all helpless. It just depends on the day.—Brad Meltzer
  • We do not have to become heroes overnight. Just a step at a time, meeting each thing that comes up … discovering we have the strength to stare it down.—Eleanor Roosevelt
  • What makes Superman a hero is not that he has power, but that he has the wisdom and the maturity to use the power wisely. From an acting point of view, that’s how I approached the part. — Christopher Reeve
  • What we need now are heroes and heroines, about a million of them, one brave deed is worth a thousand books. Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul.—Edward Abbey
  • When I was a boy, I always saw myself as a hero in comic books and in movies. I grew up believing this dream. — Elvis Presley
  • Who’s my hero? That’s a great question… Well, I think my dad is my hero, because he’s someone I look up to every day. — Tom Brady
  • You cannot be a hero without being a coward.—George Bernard Shaw
  • You don’t raise heroes, you raise sons. And if you treat them like sons, they’ll turn out to be heroes, even if it’s just in your own eyes.—Walter M. Schirra, Sr.
  • You learn eventually that, while there are no villains, there are no heroes either. And until you make the final discovery that there are only human beings, who are therefore all the more fascinating, you are liable to miss something.—Paul Gallico

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