Quotes of the Day for 7 February 2001 – Courage and Heroism
A reader in Felton, Pennsylvania, where a deranged man entered an elementary school with a machete and a baseball bat last Friday and injured five kindergarten pupils, two teachers, and principal Norina Bentzel, wrote to ask for quotes on Courage and Heroism. The school reopened yesterday, the attacker is in custody, and Bentzel is being praised as a hero.
Success is never found. Failure is never fatal. Courage is the only thing.
- Winston Churchill
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.
- Eleanor Roosevelt
Evil is a fact not to be explained away, but to be accepted; and accepted not to be endured, but to be conquered. It is a challenge neither to our reason nor to our patience, but to our courage.
- John Andrew Holmes, Jr
Nurture your minds with great thoughts, to believe in the heroic makes heroes.
- Benjamin Disraeli, 1804 - 1881
We relish news of our heroes, Forgetting that we are extraordinary to somebody too.
- Helen Hayes
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