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Heroism is the dazzling and glorious concentration of courage.
"Being positive is part of being a heromaybe the hardest part, because if you are a hero you're smart enough to know all the reasons why you should be discouraged."
"A man is a hero, not because he is braver than anyone else, but because he is brave ten minutes longer."
It doesn't take a hero to order men into battle. It takes a hero to be one of th...
"Heroes are created by popular demand, sometimes out of the scantiest materials, or none at all."
"The world is moved not only by the mighty shoves of the heroes, but also by the aggregate of the tiny pushes of each honest worker."
It is the surmounting of difficulties that makes heroes.
Just a few years ago, an astonishing thing happened in New York City. A construction worker named Wesley Autrey was standing on a subway platform with his two young daughters waiting on a train. Suddenly another man on the platform, apparently suffering from a seizure, stumbled and fell off the platform down onto the subway tracks. Just at that moment the headlights of a rapidly approaching train appeared in the subway tunnel.
Acting quickly, and with no thought for himself, Wesley Autrey jumped down onto the tracks to rescue the stricken man by dragging him out of the way of the train. But he immediately realized that the train was coming too fast and there wasnít time to pull the man off the tracks. So Wesley pressed the man into the hollowed-out space between the rails and spread his own body over him to protect him as the train passed over the two of them. The train cleared Wesley by mere inches, coming close enough to leave grease marks on his knit cap. When the train came to a halt, Wesley called up to the frightened onlookers on the platform. "There are two little girls up there. Let them know their Daddy is OK."
Immediately, and for good reason, Wesley Autrey became a national hero. People were deeply moved by his selflessness, and they marveled at his bravery. What Wesley had done was a remarkable deed of concern for another person. He had no obvious reason to help this stranger. He didnít know the man...
"The whole earth is the tomb of heroic men and their story is not graven only on stone over their clay but abides everywhere without visible symbol, woven into the stuff of other mens lives."
We cant all be heroes because someone has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by.