heroism

A Quote by Ananda K. Coomaraswamy on correction, heroism, and life

Man's activity consists in either a making or doing. Both of these aspects of the active life depend for their correction upon the contemplative life (that is, the Hero).

Ananda K. Coomaraswamy (1877 -)

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on atoms, god, heroism, and world

Who sees with equal eye, as God of all, A hero perish or a sparrow fall, Atoms or systems into ruin hurl'd, And now a bubble burst, and now a world.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Man. Epistle i. Line 87.

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A Quote by Alexander Pope on atoms, god, heroism, and world

Who sees with equal eye, as God of all, A hero perish or a sparrow fall, Atoms or systems into ruin hurl'd, And now a bubble burst, and now a world.

Alexander Pope (1688 - 1744)

Source: Essay on Man

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on heroism, patriotism, and violence

This heroism at command, this senseless violence, this accursed bombast of patriotism. How intensely I despise them!

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on heart, heroism, peace, preparation, sacrifice, and war

We must be prepared to make heroic sacrifices for the cause of peace that we make ungrudgingly for the cause of war. There is no task that is more important or closer to my heart.

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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A Quote by Albert Einstein on country, heroism, love, nonsense, and patriotism

Heroism on command, senseless brutality, deplorable love-of-country stance, and all the loathsome nonsense that goes by the name of patriotism - how passionately I hate them!

Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)

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A Quote by Akhnaton [Ikhnaton or Akhenaton] on adversity, boldness, heroism, and life

Adversity is the seed of well-doing: it is the nurse of heroism and boldness; who that hath enough, will endanger himself to have more? who that is at ease, will set his life on the hazard?

Akhnaton (c.1375 - c.1353 BC)

Source: title taken by Amenhotep IV

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A Quote by Agnes de Mille on earth, glory, heroism, and power

When you perform . . . you are out of yourself-larger and more potent, more beautiful. You are for minutes heroic. This is power. This is glory on earth. And it is yours nightly.

Agnes de Mille (1908 -)

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