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What Is Your Definition of a Hero?

“Show up, wipre your feet, do your job.” ?actor William H. Macy

“It was absolutely involuntary. They sank my boat.” ?On how he became a war hero, quoted in Bill Adler ed The Kennedy Wit Citadel 64 John F Kennedy

“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.” ?This Week, 3 Feb 63 Walter M Schirra Sr

“The real hero is always a hero by mistake; he dreams of being an honest coward like everybody else.” ?Travels in Hyper Reality Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 86 Umberto Eco

“A static hero is a public liability. Progress grows out of motion.” ?Recalled on his death, 11 Mar 57 Richard E Byrd

“Heroes may not be braver than anyone else. They’re just braver five minutes longer.” ?Awarding Young American Medal for Bravery, 22 Dec 82 Ronald Reagan
(Actually, this last one may be more accurately attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson.)

Uhhh, Pedro Romero?? :slight_smile:

A hero is someone who will do right no matter how grim the situation looks. Someone who can stare death in the face and hock a loogie into it, and keep going. Basically, the Rangers. RLTW


Here’s an example: RLTW


A hero is someone who does the right thing, on a consistent basis, with no ulterior motive other than the satisfaction of doing the right thing.

A hero is someone who does the right thing because it’s the right thing to do, who has the courage to stand up for his morals. Good Post Rangertab.


vic mackey from the shield is my hero, lol lucky im not a copper.

a hero is someone who does what is hard over what is easy in situations, which are of importance, the easy things in life are most likey to be the haven of cowards, in those instances of importance.