True bravery is shown by performing without witness what one might be capable of doing before all the world. -- Francois de la Rochefoucauld
A hero is one who knows how to hang on one minute longer. -- Novalis
On thy grave the rain shall fall from the eyes of a mighty nation! -- Thomas William Parsons
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
A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. -- Joseph Campbell
Cover them over with beautiful flowers,
Deck them with garlands, those brothers of ours,
Lying so silent by night and by day.
-- Will Carleton
The legacy of heroes is the memory of a great name and the inheritance of a great example. -- Benjamin Disraeli
The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it. -- Thucydides
Although no sculptured marble should rise to their memory, nor engraved stone bear record of their deeds, yet will their remembrance be as lasting as the land they honored. -- Daniel Webster
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