Arthur Ashe
True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.

Calvin Coolidge Quote - Heroism is not only in the man, but in the occasion -
Calvin Coolidge
Heroism is not only in the man, but in the occasion

Elizabeth Browning
All actual heroes are essential men, and all men possible heroes

Henri Federic Amiel
Heroism is the brilliant triumph of the soul over the flesh — that is to say, over fear: fear of poverty, of suffering, of calumny, of sickness, of isolation, and of death.

Joseph Campbell
The achievement of the hero is one that he is ready for and it's really a manifestation of his character.

Joseph Campbell
The modern hero-deed must be that of questing to bring to light again the lost Atlantis of the coordinated soul.

Joseph Campbell
The hero-heart must be at hand. ...He is the hero of the way of thought—singlehearted, courageous, and full of faith that the truth, as he finds it, shall make us free.

Joseph Campbell
We have not even to risk the adventure alone, for the heroes of all time have gone before us — the labyrinth is thoroughly known. 

Joseph Campbell
We have only to follow the thread of the hero path, and where we had thought to find an abomination, we shall find a god; where we had thought to slay another, we shall slay ourselves; where we had thought to travel outward, we shall come to the center of

Joseph Campbell
Wherever the hero may wander, whatever he may do, he is ever in the presence of his own essence — for he has the perfected eye to see.