It is not tolerable, it is not possible, that from so much death, so much sacrifice and ruin, so much heroism, a greater and better humanity shall not emerge.
The greatest obstacle to being heroic is the doubt whether one may not be going to prove one's self a fool; the truest heroism is to resist the doubt; and the profoundest wisdom, to know when it ought to be resisted, and when it be obeyed.
I was in uniform for four years, and I know that heroism doesn't occur from taking orders, but rather from people who through their own willpower and strength are willing to sacrifice their lives for an idea.
There are people to whom heroism under fire comes naturally and seemingly without effort, but Patton was not one of them.
When the will defies fear, when duty throws the gauntlet down to fate, when honor scorns to compromise with death — that is heroism.
There is a certain enthusiasm in liberty, that makes human nature rise above itself, in acts of bravery and heroism.
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.
Heroism is not only in the man, but in the occasion.