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5 Quotes on Who is a Hero

Who is a hero? Who deserves to be called a hero? What does hero do? Five thinkers and doers had some saying regarding the questions.

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“A hero is a man who does what he can.” – Romain Rolland, Nobel Prize for Literature winner

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“Hard times don’t create heroes. It is during the hard times when the ‘hero’ within us is revealed.” – Bob Riley, 52nd Governor of Alabama from 2003 to 2011

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Image credit: revelinnewyork.com

“A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself.” – Joseph Campbell, American mythologist

Bertrand Piccard, pilot of the Solar Impulse plane, speaks to reporters before taking off on a multi-city trip across the United States from Moffett Field NASA Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif., Friday, May 3, 2013. Solar Impulse, considered the world's most advanced solar-powered plane, will stop for seven to 10 days at major airports in each city, so the pilots can display and discuss the aircraft with reporters, students, engineers and aviation fans. It plans to reach New York's Kennedy Airport in early July ó without using a drop of fuel, its creators said. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
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“In the 21st century, I think the heroes will be the people who will improve the quality of life, fight poverty and introduce more sustainability.” – Bertrand Piccard,  Swiss psychiatrist and balloonist

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“We are all ordinary. We are all boring. We are all spectacular. We are all shy. We are all bold. We are all heroes. We are all helpless. It just depends on the day.” – Brad Meltzer, American political thriller novelist

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