A Quote by Gene Hackman on cowardice and heroism

The difference between a hero and a coward is one step sideways.

Gene Hackman (1931 -)

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A Quote by G. A. Studdert Kennedy on heroism, originality, pain, people, prayer, sorrow, and tears

We have taught our people to use prayer too much as a means of comfort - not in the original and heroic sense of uplifting, inspiring, strengthening, but in the more modern and baser sense of soothing sorrow, dulling pain, and drying tears - the comfort of the cushion, not the comfort of the Cross.

G. A. Studdert Kennedy

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A Quote by Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald on heroism and tragedy

Show me a hero and I will write you a tragedy.

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896 - 1940)

Source: Notebooks

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A Quote by Florence Nightingale on action, belief, business, community, duty, divinity, evolution, failure, god, guidance, heroism, knowledge, life, politicians, purpose, religion, scientists, statistics, study, success, sympathy, understanding, and univ

Of Florence Nightingale: Her statistics were more than a study, they were indeed her religion. For her Quetelet was the hero as scientist, and the presentation copy of his Physique sociale is annotated by her on every page. Florence Nightingale believed - and in all the actions of her life acted upon that belief - that the administrator could only be successful if he were guided by statistical knowledge. The legislator - to say nothing of the politician - too often failed for want of this knowledge. Nay, she went further; she held that the universe - including human communities - was evolving in accordance with a divine plan; that it was man's business to endeavor to understand this plan and guide his actions in sympathy with it. But to understand God's thoughts, she held we must study statistics, for these are the measure of His purpose. Thus the study of statistics was for her a religious duty.

Florence Nightingale (1820 - 1910)

Source: K. Pearson The Life, Letters and Labours for Francis Galton, vol. 2, 1924.

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A Quote by Esme Wingfield-Stratton on belief, faith, god, heroism, and success

The true heroic faith is that of him who, conscious of having calmly taken stock of the situation, and done everything that is humanly possible to ensure success, leaves the event to God, if he believes in God,-or to whatever may be his substitute for God.

Esme Wingfield-Stratton

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A Quote by Edmund Burke on grace, heroism, life, nations, and sentimentality

The unbought grace of life, the cheap defence of nations, the nurse of manly sentiment and heroic enterprise is gone.

Edmund Burke (1729 - 1797)

Source: Reflections on the Revolution in France. Vol. iii. P. 331.

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A Quote by Edgar Allan Poe on angels, fear, food, funerals, god, heroism, hope, madness, mortality, music, play, solitude, soul, tears, and tragedy

Lo! 'tis a gala night Within the lonesome latter years! An angel throng, bewinged, bedight In veils, and drowned in tears, Sit in a theatre, to see A play of hopes and fears, While the orchestra breathes fitfully The music of the spheres. Mimes, in the form of God on high, Mutter and mumble low, And hither and thither fly -- Mere puppets they, who come and go At bidding of vast formless things That shift the scenery to and fro, Flapping from out their Condor wings Invisible Wo! That motley drama! --oh, be sure It shall not be forgot! With its Phantom chased forever more, By a crowd that seize it not, Through a circle that ever returneth in To the self-same spot, And much of Madness and more of Sin And Horror the soul of the plot. But see, amid the mimic rout, A crawling shape intrude! A blood-red thing that writhes from out The scenic solitude! It writhes! --it writhes! --with mortal pangs The mimes become its food, And the seraphs sob at vermin fangs In human gore imbued. Out - out are the lights - out all! And over each quivering form, The curtain, a funeral pall, Comes down with the rush of a storm, And the angels, all pallid and wan, Uprising, unveiling, affirm That the play is the tragedy, "Man," And its hero the Conqueror Worm.

Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849)

Source: The Conqueror Worm, 1843

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A Quote by Earl Riney on danger, death, driving, emotion, fate, good, heroism, life, opera, tragedy, and women

Our emotions are the driving powers of our lives. When we are aroused emotionally, unless we do something great and good, we are in danger of letting our emotions become perverted. William James used to tell the story of a Russian woman who sat weeping at the tragic fate of the hero in the opera while her coachman froze to death outside.

Earl Riney

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A Quote by Dolores Ibarruri on cowardice, heroism, and wives

It is better to be the widow of a hero than the wife of a coward.

Dolores Ibarruri

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A Quote by Cus D'Amato on cowardice, fear, heroism, and projects

The hero and the coward both feel the same thing, but the hero uses his fear, projects it onto his opponent, while the coward runs. It's the same thing, fear, but it's what you do with it that matters.

Cus D'Amato

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