heroism

A Quote by John Henry Cardinal Newman on genius, heroism, love, rules, and world

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 Cardinal Newman (1801 - 1890)

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A Quote by John Fitzgerald Kennedy on heroism

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Asked how he became a Navy hero, It was involuntary. They sank my boat.

John F. Kennedy (1917 - 1963)

Source: quoted in Schlesinger's A Thousand Days.

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A Quote by John Burroughs on disease, evil, force, giving, good, heroism, life, nature, power, and providence

I see on a immense scale, and as clearly as in a demonstration in a laboratory, that good comes out of evil; that the impartiality of the Nature Providence is best; that we are made strong by what we overcome; that man is man because he is as free to do evil as to do good; that life is as free to develop hostile forms as to develop friendly; that power waits upon him who earns it; that disease, wars, the unloosened, devastating elemental forces have each and all played their part in developing and hardening man and giving him the heroic fiber.

John Burroughs (1837 - 1921)

Source: Accepting the Universe, 1922

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A Quote by James E. Faust on divinity, faith, god, heroism, life, listening, pain, and soul

In the pain, the agony, and the heroic endeavors of life, we pass through a refiner's fire, and the insignificant and the unimportant in our lives can melt away like dross and make our faith bright, intact, and strong. In this way the divine image can be mirrored from the soul. It is part of the purging toll exacted of some to become acquainted with God. In the agonies of life, we seem to listen better to the faint, godly whisperings of the Divine Shepherd.

James E. Faust (1920 -)

Source: Ensign, May 1979, p. 53., © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission.

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A Quote by James E. Faust on divinity, faith, god, heroism, life, listening, pain, soul, and truth

Here then is a great truth. In the pain, the agony, and the heroic endeavors of life, we pass through a refiner's fire, and the insignificant and the unimportant in our lives can melt away like dross and make our faith bright, intact, and strong. In this way the divine image can be mirrored from the soul. It is part of the purging toll exacted of some to become acquainted with God. In the agonies of life, we seem to listen better to the faint, godly whisperings of the Divine Shepherd.

James E. Faust (1920 -)

Source: Ensign, May 1979, p. 53., © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc. Used by permission..

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A Quote by Isambard Kingdom Brunel on heroism, mercy, truth, victory, and war

If we must have heroes and wars whereinto make them, there is no war so brilliant as a war with the wrong, no hero so fit to be sung, as he who has gained the bloodless VICTORY of truth and mercy.

Isambard Kingdom Brunel (1806 - 1859)

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A Quote by Hugh W. Pinnock on brothers, children, forgiveness, heroism, home, justice, love, parenthood, problems, sister, and success

A successful home is based on the love and helpfulness of children just as it is based on loving parents handling their responsibilities. ... Be eager to forgive when problems arise at home. Help with your younger brothers and sisters when needed. You are their hero.

Hugh W. Pinnock (1934 - 2000)

Source: Friend December, 1993, “They Spoke to Us” © by Intellectual Reserve, Inc.Used by permission.

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A Quote by Henry Ward Beecher on heroism, labor, power, seasons, truth, and work

Any man can work when every stroke of his hand brings down the fruit rattling from the tree to the ground; but to labor in season and out of season, under every discouragement, by the power of truth . . . that requires a heroism which is transcendent.

Henry Ward Beecher (1813 - 1887)

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A Quote by Gilbert Keith Chesterton on authors, good, heroism, novelty, and truth

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

Gilbert Chesterton (1874 - 1936)

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A Quote by Giacomo Puccini on ability, composers, emotion, heart, heroism, history, kindness, life, musicians, opera, pain, passion, poetry, poets, popularity, power, reason, sensuality, style, tenderness, understanding, women, and writing

Puccini's personal life was an interesting one. He was exceedingly fond of hunting, smoking, attractive woman, mechanical devices of any kind, and acquiring houses. He died in 1924 from a heart attack while undergoing treatment for throat cancer. He was 65 years old. A national state of mourning was declared in Italy. Despite torrential rain, mourners lined the streets of Milan in tribute to the composer of some of the most popular works in the history of opera. Puccini chose to write about the everyday rather than the heroic. He understood the little things of life and portrayed them with sensitivity. Another reason for his popularity was his ability to write glowing melodies --- intimate, tender, passionate melodies. He understood the power of melody to express the deepest emotions, and his orchestral writing was eloquent. He was not only a highly skillful musician, but a poet who understood the significance of the smallest details, and a dramatist who possessed an innate sense of pacing and timing. While he was in the process of composing La Boheme, he wrote that his style was "poetry and again poetry - tenderness mixed with pain; sensuality; a drama surprising and burning; and a rocketing finale."

Giacomo Puccini (1858 - 1924)

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