77 Quotes About Heroes And Being A Hero

How do you define a hero? Are you one, or do you know someone? This word is something that many people love to hear or speak about. It is more than just wearing those mighty costumes and carrying powerful weapons.

Many people still want to become a hero. But most of the time, others do not know that they truly are. Heroism is not just about showing strength and power among the rest. Rather, it is selfless and humble. Learn about people’s different perceptions of heroes and being a hero with over 77 quotes that will guide your life forever.

It’s hard to be a hero.

Michelle Engardt

When somebody is called a hero, everybody will look after him. It is not just bearing such a name, but one should know how to take responsibility. A life just like a hero is never easy.

A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.

Christopher Reeve

The reason why the world has many different heroes is that there are one-of-a-kind individuals who are willing to take the risk to use their strength to go through difficulties. Whatever challenges they may face along their journeys, they work with their minds and hearts no matter what the outcome can be.

When your time comes to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song, and die like a hero going home.


Many people fear death more than anything else in this world. No matter how one fears it, he will find himself at the end of the line waiting for that light leading to the next life. What one should do is to face it with courage and pray.

A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.

Joseph Campbell

A hero is someone who never thinks twice, giving up even the biggest thing he owns just to save others. In the midst of a crisis, he will come to rescue without a doubt.

A true hero isn’t measured by the size of his strength, but by the strength of his heart.


You cannot just perceive someone as a hero if he only shows physical strength. Whether he is strong or not, what matters most is his heart.

You cannot be a hero without being a coward.

George Bernard Shaw

A true hero is not afraid to let others know what he fears the most. Sometimes, a person can do heroic deeds from the moment he overcomes his fear.

A hero is someone who can send encouraging words through music to people who are struggling or suffering.

Jungkook (BTS)

In the world of music, there are many stars that are shining brightly because of their exceptional way to touch the hearts of their supporters. Jungkook of BTS wants to say that a real musician should not only focus on creating songs and melodies. One must let others understand the importance of music in their daily struggles.

Heroes are made by the paths they choose, not the powers they are graced with.

Brodi Ashton

Everybody can be a hero. You can become the best in what you do and what you love. This s about responding to the calling of your heart and being happy with it.

I think a hero is any person really intent on making this a better place for all people.

Maya Angelou

You do not have to carry superpowers to become a hero. All you need is a good intention of maintaining peace, love, and prosperity around you. The welfare of other people will be an utmost priority.

You can’t always be a hero, but you can always be a gentleman.

The Success Club

Not all men can become a real gentleman. In this generation, you can rarely find a man who will do the mightiest things he can do not only for a woman but for anybody in need. Everyone wants to be admired for their deeds, but only a few who can be better than that.

Great heroes need great sorrows and burdens, or half their greatness goes unnoticed. It is all part of the fairy tale.

Peter S. Beagle

In most circumstances, heroes come from intense sufferings and loneliness, but they know what they can do more for themselves and others. Sometimes, nobody dares to understand how they feel. But in the end, you will see greatness right through their eyes.

Everyone is necessarily the hero of his own life story.

John Barth

Your life is an open book. You can write down your own destiny in every chapter of this book. Be the best character you can and think about how you can touch the lives of your readers.

A hero holds purposes appropriate to man and is, therefore, a thinker.

Andrew Bernstein

Heroes will be there to give new hope to those who are in peril. When the world is in darkness, they will appear in a blink of an eye. They know when to come to the scene, and they use their brilliant minds before they take action.

Aspire rather to be a hero than merely appear one.

Baltasar Gracian

If you dream of becoming a hero, anyways, you can achieve it. Do not just dream, but make it real. Do something great in your life, and you will find out your purpose.

Part of being a hero is knowing when you don’t need to be one anymore.

Alan Moore

A true hero is someone who uses not only his heart but his mind at the same time. It means that you do not have to act as if you know everything, and you are the strongest all the time. Sometimes, it will be best to know when to appear one or just wait for your turn.

Part of being a hero is being able to see the good in people.

Barry Allen

Not everybody can see the beauty and goodness of mankind. For others, it can be the most difficult thing to do, especially when someone else has done wrong to them. But for those who can still do so, they become the strongest people.

Heroes aren’t born, but they are created in times of strife and struggle. Everyone is capable of being a hero in their own way, often without even knowing it, they are a hero to those around them.


Just like how you see them in fantasy movies, heroes have been through a lot before they get their superpowers. It is not an overnight job. And in the real-life, the real heroes have a big heart and strong-willed.

Sometimes heroes are born, and sometimes heroes are made. People get to show what they’re made of in critical situations. You saw people demonstrate their values in this tragedy.

David Maraniss

There are heroes who have been born to become one. It is their destiny. But for the rest, they can become their own good fate. However, they do not know when it can happen, so one must be prepared all the time.

And if I could tell you one thing, it would be: You are never as broken as you think you are. Sure, you have a couple of scars and a couple of bad memories, but then again, all great heroes do.


You may always think that you have never done your best, but it can ba magic to others. It is okay to show your pain sometimes. It is a part of honing your destiny into a precious piece of gem.

Being a hero isn’t about letting others know you did the right thing, it’s about you knowing you did the right thing.

Grandpa Max Tennyson

The most crucial part of being a good person is to learn the values here on earth. If you only do well because others are watching over you, then you are a hypocrite. You do not know values.

Being a hero means ignoring how silly you feel.

Diana Wynne Jones

In times of critical situations, real heroes do not have time to prepare themselves. They do not have to think about how they look or what they need. Their ultimate goal is to save who needs their help.

When the moment comes, will you take the chance to become a hero? – Eoin Colfer

Have you ever asked yourself if you wanted to become one of the heroes admired by your country or the whole world? Whatever your answer may be, always remember that you have a choice on what type of hero you can be.

If you look inside yourself, and you believe, you can be your own hero.

Mariah Carey

Being a hero is a process. You might think that you are a nobody, but you can be someone’s inspiration. Whether you are a full-time mom, a doctor, a firefighter, a teacher, or anybody, you can be a source of inspiration.

Being a hero doesn’t mean you succeed in saving the day. It just means you tried.

James Marsters

A hero knows the possible risks or consequences of doing something brave for others. It does not really matter whether he fails or succeeds in his target. What matters most is that he has tried everything to do what he has to.

This thing of being a hero, about the main thing to it is to know when to die.

Will Rogers (1879-1935)

If you want to become a hero, you are ready to face death. Whatever situation it can be, you are about to do something big and exceptional. All you need to do is to be ready and accept your fate.

Any woman is just as capable of being a hero as any man. Hayao Miyazaki

Regardless of the generation you are in, women always have an amazing power above all. It is the power to love their children unconditionally even from the moment that they knew they are conceiving.

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

Robert Downey simply wants to live a normal life with his son. He wants to take care of him, watch him grow, and never miss any important matter in his life. Every father wants the same thing for their children.

Being a hero doesn’t mean you’re invincible. It just means that you’re brave enough to stand up and do what’s needed.

Rick Riordan

Even the strongest man in this world has his weakness. There is nothing wrong about crying when you are in deep pain and sorrow. Just shed your tears away and continue fighting for something worth it.

The real hero is always a hero by mistake: He dreams of being an honest coward like everybody else.

Umberto Eco

The irony in life is that people become great at something they never expected they would be. The same goes for some heroes. Sometimes, they are trapped and cannot find a way to show how they really feel.

Daddy, thanks for being my hero, chauffeur, financial support, listener, life mentor, friend, guardian, and simply being there every time I need a hug.

Agatha Stephanie Lin

If there is only one guy whom you should treasure forever, it is your father. He will be your source of strength and courage. Although he does not wear a cape and has no superpower, he can do something amazing – a warm hug for you when you need it.

Every hero becomes a bore at last.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

The peak of being a hero is that you may end up being bored when you keep on doing the same thing. That will only happen if you are not happy with what you do.

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.


You can find many heroes and wise men in this world. But you will not always find someone who has done something great that goes unnoticed most of the time.

Being a hero is about the shortest-lived profession on earth.

Will Rogers

Today, we meet many real-life heroes who strive in their daily lives trying to save other people’s lives which, they value a lot. These heroes are not just somebody whom you see around, but they belong to the best people in the world. Oftentimes, they are perceived to be professionals in what they do.

A hero is someone who understands the responsibility that comes with his freedom.

Bob Dylan

If you dream of becoming a hero, you must know how to take responsibility for the smallest things in your life. Otherwise, you can never become one. You must emancipate the fear and hesitation that holds you back from doing the things you like.

Through machinery, man can exert tremendous powers almost as fantastic as if he were the hero of fairy tale. Through machinery, man can travel with an ever increasing velocity; he can fly through the air and go beneath the surface of the ocean.

Maria Montessori

People have created their own versions of heroes whom they believe to be the new saviors of the world. It is amazing how some people are gifted with brilliant minds to create things that can be very helpful to others.

No hero is mortal till he dies.

W. H. Auden

We can be immortals in the afterlife if we only did a heroic act. We may be ordinary people here on earth. The most important requirement we should meet is a good and brave heart.

A good novel tells us the truth about its hero; but a bad novel tells us the truth about its author.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

Reading a novel is like a listening to a story. You will know that it is not worth believing and listening to when there is something wrong with the story teller. You will find out that it is good if you learn something valuable than you have never heard before.

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

A warrior will never be called a hero if he did not go into the battle. A leader will never be called a good one is he does not fight to protect his men. One must think about how his presence can make a difference in the midst of the crowd of warriors fighting for their principles.

I like to say I’m not a hero.

Norman Schwarzkopf

True heroes simply hide their identities for the protection of everybody. They know the possible consequences when they really know who they are. At the same time, they are humble enough to do their jobs even if nobody sees and recognize them.

Teddy Roosevelt is still a hero among environmentalists for his conservationist policies.

Arnold Schwarzenegger

The world needs a hero who cares for the environment. Only a few people can really stand for what they are fighting for when it comes to saving Mother Nature. Sometimes, they are the people whom we thought not to care about it.

All I care about is providing and living every day. I don’t care about world titles, being a legend, or being a hero.

Tyson Fury

Believe it or not, others simply do not care about how they will be called here on earth. They only want to work hard, not just for themselves for their children, their parents, and loved ones. They are the real-life heroes you see around.

Luck is everything… My good luck in life was to be a really frightened person. I’m fortunate to be a coward, to have a low threshold of fear, because a hero couldn’t make a good suspense film.

Alfred Hitchcock

We are unique beings, and our differences make the life more exciting. Sometimes, our weakness becomes other people’s source of strength and inspiration. Overall, we do not have to show always that we are best at what we do because it is better to accept you are still afraid of something.

My dad is a writer, and to see him always in front of a typewriter gave me the inspiration to write. He was my idol, my hero. I wanted to be just like him.


Look around you, and you will see the most amazing hero – your dad. He works hard to give everything to you and be proud of him. In return, you just have to show what you have learned from him and how you appreciate his effort.

And each man stands with his face in the light. Of his own drawn sword, ready to do what a hero can.

Elizabeth Barrett Browning

While you have strength and time, begin to reflect, and do something worthwhile. Choose to create a hero in you and accept what may happen in the future. Someday, you have to leave this earth and fight for your life.

The hero is never the star of the story.

Marilyn Manson

The heroes in fantasy movies or novels you like are not the real stars of the stories. Rather, it is their great wonderful deeds and brave hearts that shine the most.

The ordinary man is involved in action, the hero acts. An immense difference.

Henry Miller

You cannot just idolize someone for his work. Sometimes, you have to consider those who have been working behind to achieve an exceptional result. Your appreciation can change their lives forever.

Steven Spielberg was my childhood hero.


Since our childhood days, we all have our own heroes. They can be our mom, dad, teacher, best friend, or anybody who is someone very important to you. As long as they make a good influence on you, you can call them a hero.

One brave deed makes no hero.

John Greenleaf Whittier

Seeing somebody helping others must be a normal thing here on earth. But today, it seems that you seldom experience being helped by anybody you see around when you need one. Others may have hidden intentions when they lend their hands to you, and you should not easily fall for it.

Some people are cowards… I think by and large a third of people are villains, a third are cowards, and a third are heroes. Now, a villain and a coward can choose to be hero, but they’ve got to make that choice.

Tom Hanks

There are billions of people in this world, and you cannot easily tell who should be trusted. Furthermore, you are also one of them, and it is up to you to decide who you want to be. You only have two options – be someone who does good or the one who does bad deeds.

When I was growing up, I didn’t have a hometown hero.

Kawhi Leonard

Every childhood experience is different from others. Some have been admiring names you do not know, but it does not really matter. You may have never known yet who your inspiration is until you become an adult.

In this world, no one rules by love; if you are but amiable, you are no hero; to be powerful, you must be strong, and to have dominion you must have a genius for organizing.

John Henry Newman

Every goal has it’s corresponding strategy to use in order to achieve the desired results. If you want to become a hero, then do something brave. If you want to take the lead, you should understand how it feels to be led.

A hero cannot be a hero unless in a heroic world.

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Heroes are discovered in unexpected circumstances. If they only hide in a corner and ignore whoever needs them, they will never be called one.

A boy doesn’t have to go to war to be a hero; he can say he doesn’t like pie when he sees there isn’t enough to go around.

E. W. Howe

You do not have to do very risky things if you really want to help. You can just stick to something you know best. Even if you are not doing anything, you are inspiring and helping someone in a way you never know.

Dr. Martin Luther King is not a black hero. He is an American hero.

Morgan Freeman

Dr. Martin Luther King is not just a hero, but he is the hero of millions of people. He represents the entire America. It is because he has contributed a lot in a way he knows well.

You want a hero in the music world? James Brown. He brought a feeling to music without really using words. He’s just famous for his sound.

David Lee Roth

Every hero has a unique superpower. As a music lover, you surely admire someone not because he does the same things as other music artists do. Rather, you can see he has touched your heart in a different way.

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

Superman may have a strong power that can slay all his enemies. However, he has not been admired by millions of people because of it. He has been loved and appreciated because he does not take advantage of what he has.

Today’s action hero, his skills are through technology. He can fly, he can throw a bolt of lighting, and he can freeze people.

Sylvester Stallone

Several decades ago, we are hooked into reading comic books and watching fantasy series and movies. As soon as technology dominated the world, we gradually forget about them. We only know about powers that are produced by technology.

My dad was my hero. And I got my personality from my mother.

Magic Johnson

You are a precious human being who has been blessed with a superhero dad and an amazing mom. Always remember that. Your superhero will be there to save your day and make you feel awesome.

A hero is someone right who doesn’t change.

George Foreman

If you are consistent in doing good deeds and forget about selfishness, you are a hero. You must never change what you are now, unless it is for the better.

To be a hero or heroine, one must give an order to oneself.

Simone Weil

Heroes lead themselves without a doubt. They know what to do and stay calm in times of crisis. They will follow their own rules as long as these are for the safety of everybody.

Most of us are cut from the same cloth. We all can be a hero if we choose. And it just isn’t that hard.

Robin S. Sharma

We are equal no matter how rich or poor, strong or weak, and smart or not. The only difference is the path we take as we spend more years of our lives. We can be whatever kind of hero we like.

We’re past the age of heroes and hero kings… Most of our lives are basically mundane and dull, and it’s up to the writer to find ways to make them interesting.

John Updike

Today, people seldom hear about the greatest kings and leaders. This is because the world has been facing scarcity in terms of real heroes. Who knows, you can be the next superman who will spare the world from despair.

I’m immensely grateful for the precious gift my mother has given me. She is my hero today and every day.

Steven Cojocaru

You only live for a short period. While you have your mom, do not forget to give her thanks and show your love in exchange for their amazing strength to go through the hardships as she takes care of you. She is the superhero of your life.

My mother was and will always remain my greatest hero.

Kamala Harris

The special powers of moms are incredible. They have been in intense pain and suffering, but they manage to smile and provide what you need. They will forget about their personal needs as long as their children and family are happy.

Be your own hero, it’s cheaper than a movie ticket.

Douglas Horton

If you admire a superhero from a popular movie, think that you can do something better. Remember, these characters are normal people who have chosen to take responsibility to save the world from evil. While you do not know your superpower yet, start with doing humane acts as others forget values.

I prefer a real villain to a false hero.

Killer Mike

Who would ever want to believe a false hero pretending to be great in front of the crowd? Obviously, you want to follow someone’s footsteps because you know that he is not pretentious. It is about trust, which is too fragile, so you must handle it with care.

For one thing, I don’t think that anybody in any war thinks of themselves as a hero.

Steven Spielberg

The moment that a hero steps in a war, he will forget about fame, power, or reward. It is a matter of life and death. One must be able to know the possible consequences of your action.

If you’re going to tear down a hero, you should never forget that you’re tearing down someone else’s hero. You’re tearing down somebody else’s son. You might have to face her one day.

Kevin Costner

Heroes are born by a real superhero. When they are hurt, and in the midst of a fight, there is one person whose heart is torn into pieces. It is no other than their mothers.

Lovely of glory can only create a great hero; contempt of glory creates a great man.

Charles Maurice de Talleyrand

Glory brings out the greatest men. They do not just create a hero, but someone who can give happiness and peace of mind to the world.

You realize that there’s nothing more endearing than people who are desperately trying to be liked or trying to be the hero, you know? Who also probably just need a hug or want to impress their dad?

Taika Waititi

Some people do something to gain attention from others. This is because they feel like they are not valuable enough to someone they really care for. But it is only a simple hug that will make them well-loved.

What is a hero without love for mankind.

Doris Lessing

The only reason why human beings continue to survive amidst the struggles in life is because of love. It is also the reason why there are heroes who risk their lives to save even only one person who is in danger. They are one of the best examples of love.

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

We are given an option to be a villain or a hero. It does not literally mean that we should fly and use superpowers to save and protect those around us. It is only by becoming a better person will make us powerful.

Too many children in foster care are falling through cracks. Be a hero, take the time learn about adoption today.

Bruce Willis

The children are the only hope of the future generation. When they are being abandoned, they must find their way back to a loving hand and a home they can live with peace. Make a change and do something great by understanding the importance of saving these children.

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

Despite the existence of technology and social media, reading a good book is still a perfect way to escape from the virtual world. It is how your creative mind works. It unites you with nature, which gives a lasting peace and serenity.

I don’t look at myself as a hero or smart person. I have a seventh-grade education, but I’ve had a lot of fun.

Bobby Heenan

You do not need a diploma to become a hero. You do not need a doctorate degree to impress. Sometimes, it brings so much fun to live a simple life without pressuring yourself.

Who is to say who is the villain and who is the hero? Probably the dictionary.

Joss Whedon

No one can easily claim that one is a hero or a villain. Every person has a different opinion about what they see or believe.

The thing about a hero, is even when it doesn’t look like there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, he’s going to keep digging, he’s going to keep trying to do right and make up for what’s gone before, just because that’s who he is.

Joss Whedon

This quote does not only refer to the superhero characters seen in movies. It refers to ordinary individuals who have been into danger and feeling of hopelessness. But while others have already given up, these amazing people continue to find a solution even in the midst of darkness.

When you see weakness in a hero, you are doing something to his identity. You take something away from the kids, the next generation; you steal away, giving them anything to look up to.

Charles Bronson

Accept the truth that these heroes, or the mightiest persons you admire, have fears and weaknesses. Finding their faults is never important. The only thing you are doing is that you are taking away the happiness of the coming generations.

I think, in the grand epic, Jesus is the hero of our stories. And our stories, as they were, are subplots in a grand epic and our job is not to be the hero of any story. Our job is to be a saint in a story that he is telling.

Donald Miller

On a religious aspect, being a saint means practicing good deeds in every minute of your life. The Mighty Creator wants His people to look into the goodness of everything even when everybody else around are taking the wrong path.

I have always found myself playing the hero, but I love villains. Villains have more fun.

Orlando Bloom

Sometimes, you do not have to feel stressed on a role that you cannot fulfill with all your heart. Instead, you can just be yourself and be happy while you are able to inspire those who look up on you. Keep your feet on the ground and live to the fullest.

Final Thoughts

You are your hero. You look up at other people as the brightest star of your life, but you should believe you can be one of them, too. Someday, you will be someone else’s hero.
Hopefully, these beautiful quotes about heroes and being a hero will bring inspiration to you to become a better version of you. Remember, you will make a big difference in someone’s life in the future.

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