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    Disastrous would have been the result if a fire or a death had suddenly demanded something heroic of human nature, but tragedies come in the hungry hours.

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    Despite the persistent image of the architect as a heroic loner erecting monumental edifices through sheer force of will, the building art has always been a highly cooperative enterprise.

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    Failures to heroic minds are the stepping stones to success.

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    Courage is the form of every virtue at the testing point.

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    Every heroic act measures itself by its contempt of some external good. But it finds its own success at last, and then the prudent also extol.

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    For church planters, the motivation is not about the romantic or heroic venture ... it is because you realize you can't not plant one.

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    Friendship, in the old heroic sense of that term, no longer exists. It is in reality no longer expected or recognized as a virtue among men.

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    Follow your bliss. The heroic life is living the individual adventure.

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    Follow your bliss. The heroic life is living the individual adventure. There is no security in following the call to adventure. Nothing is exciting if you know what the outcome is going to be.

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    Heroic poetry has ever been esteemed the greatest work of human nature.

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    He plants his feet stubbornly, adopting what he must think is an heroic post. He's just begging for a pigeon to fly by and relieve itself.

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    Glory to the heroic soldiers of the Korean People's Army!

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    Go back to the '30s, '40s, '50s, and it was the discovery of heroic interventions, the ability to cure people with penicillin or do an operation to stop disease that was what saved the day. Primary care physicians couldn't do all that much that really demonstrated a difference. The people who control and work with you to control your blood pressure, they're not rewarded for doing that or to be innovative about doing that. So, the result is half of Americans have uncontrolled high blood pressure, despite seeing clinicians.

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    He who would write heroic poems should make his whole life a heroic poem.

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    He wanted to appear suddenly to her in novel and heroic colors. He wanted to stir her from that casualness she showed toward everything except herself.

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    I admire Bruce Springsteen because he's a heroic person who has lots of integrity and has this incredible body of work that is so vital.

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    How heroic to be able to suppress one's vanity to the extent of confessing that the game is too hard.

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    How much pleasure they lose (and even the pleasures of heroic poesy are not unprofitable) who take away the liberty of a poet, and fetter his feet in the shackles of a historian.

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    If we cannot come together to pause, to respect our dead and the heroic lives of meaning they led, then ours is truly a civilization lost.

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    I hope that I'm not the type of person who, standing at the doorway to hell, strikes a heroic pose and then starts frowning with indecision.

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    I am still associated with a heroic period in French cinema, and my name remains linked to this period.

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    I did a different size of photograph at the FIAT gallery - this time the images are 30" by 40," so they're maybe like four times the size of images I've shown before in a gallery. I just saw them now, and once they're in the mat and the frame, they're just beautiful. It's funny because even though it's closer to life-sized, to me anyway, they become not necessarily anymore about the person, but they almost become a little more heroic.

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    In a truly heroic life there is no peradventure. It is always doing or dying.

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    I like women who are so real that they become as cowardly as certain men, as heroic as others and as sexual and dominating as men can be. And as you can imagine everything I do is [misunderstood].

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    In South America, I heard the 8th Symphony of Beethoven. And the young conductor thought, Beethoven must be heroic. But this is piece which shouldn't be heroic. And this was such a misunderstanding, such a deep misunderstanding.

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    In all this world, I pray thee, who Is virtuous, heroic, true?

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    I think honesty is the most heroic quality one can aspire to.

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    In the material sciences these are and have been, and are most surely likely to continue to be heroic days.

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    I think Dalai Lama efforts have been heroic.

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    My sonnet asserts that the sonnet still lives. My epic, should such fortune befall me, asserts that the heroic narrative is not lost - that it is born again.

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    It is essential to resist the depiction of history as the work of heroic individuals

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    I was once invited to take part in a heroic, possibly fatal enterprise, but I declined, mainly on account of sloth.

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    No animal, according to the rules of animal-etiquette, is ever expected to do anything strenuous, or heroic, or even moderately active during the off-season of winter.

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    Obama can't be everything to everyone. He changed. He did. I never thought I'd hear Obama say, "Let's go back to nuclear arms," but he did. In the meantime, the clear and present danger is the Republicans in the Senate. A lot of politics isn't heroic, it's as day-to-day as our lives themselves. We always want to make the Byronic choices, but Byron himself was not Byronic all the time either.

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    I think people respond to villains because people in general are more villainous than heroic.

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    Lithuanian bishops have been heroic!

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    One can't live mindfully without being enmeshed in psychological processes that are around us.

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    Our best presidents have really combined domestic leadership with heroic achievements in foreign affairs or war.

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    Photography is a kind of overstatement, a heroic copulation with the material world.

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    Plants respond far better to moderate but consistent care than they do to occasional bouts of heroic intervention.

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    People have their complexities. They have their heroic moments and their villainous moments, too.

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    Remember, Monsieur that roses are not gathered except in the midst of thorns and that heroic acts of virtue are accomplished only in weakness.

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    Some forms of absolutism are not bad; they may even be heroic.

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    Societies create their own history and tend to wipe out lowly beginnings, either by forgetting them or inventing totally fictitious heroic rescues.

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    Riddick is an antihero. He's the quintessential antihero. We all know how much I love antiheroes. It takes you 45 minutes in the movie just for Riddick to understand the word "heroism," let alone for anyone to hope that he can be heroic.

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    Sometimes she went so far as to wish that she should find herself in a difficult position, so that she might have the pleasure of being as heroic as the occasion demanded.

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    Suicides aren't heroic in my opinion. And I don't think anybody ever really knows why somebody commits suicide.

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    The best perfection of a religious man is to do common things in a perfect manner. A constant fidelity in small things is a great and heroic virtue.

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    That's what heroic stories do for us. They show us the way. They remind us of the good we are capable of.

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    The conquest of fear yields the courage of life. That is the cardinal initiation of every heroic adventure-- fearlessness and achievement.