|My valet-de-chambre sings me no such song.|
Antigonus I. See PlutarchApothegms. Also Concerning Isis and Osiris. Ch. XXIV.
|The hero is the world-man, in whose heart|
One passion stands for all, the most indulged.
BaileyFestus. Proem. L. 114.
|Tel maître, tel valet.|
As the master so the valet.
Like master, like man.
Attributed to Chevalier Bayard by M. Ciniber.
|Ferryman ho! In the night so black|
Hark to the clank of iron;
Tis heroes of the Yser,
Tis sweethearts of glory.
Tis lads who are unafraid!
Lucien BoyerLa Maison du Passeur.
|I want a hero: an uncommon want,|
When every year and month sends forth a new one.
ByronDon Juan. Canto I. St. 1.
| Worship of a hero is transcendent admiration of a great man.|
CarlyleHeroes and Hero-Worship. Lecture I.
| If Hero mean sincere man, why may not every one of us be a Hero?|
CarlyleHeroes and Hero-Worship. Lecture IV.
| Hero-worship exists, has existed, and will forever exist, universally among Mankind.|
CarlyleSartor Resartus. Organic Filaments.
| Il faut être bien héros pour lêtre aux yeux de son valet-de-chambre.|
A man must indeed be a hero to appear such in the eyes of his valet.
| Hes of stature somewhat low|
Your hero always should be tall, you know.
ChurchillThe Rosciad. L. 1,029.
| Il ny a pas de grand homme pour son valet-de-chambre.|
No man is a hero to his valet.
Mme. de Cornuel. See Mlle. AisséLetters. 161. (Paris, 1853.)
|The hero is not fed on sweets,|
Daily his own heart he eats;
Chambers of the great are jails,
And head-winds right for royal sails.
EmersonEssays. Heroism. Introduction.
|Self-trust is the essence of heroism.|
| Each man is a hero and an oracle to somebody, and to that person whatever he says has an enhanced value.|
EmersonLetters and Social Aims. Quotation and Originality.
|Es gibt für den Kammerdiener keinen Helden.|
To a valet no man is a hero.
GoetheWahlverwandtschaften. II. 5. Aus Ottiliens Tagebüche.
|But to the hero, when his sword|
Has won the battle for the free,
Thy voice sounds like a prophets word,
And in its hollow tones are heard
The thanks of millions yet to be.
Fitz-Greene HalleckMarco Bozzaris.
| It hath been an antient custom among them [Hungarians] that none should wear a fether but he who had killed a Turk, to whom onlie yt was lawful to shew the number of his slaine enemys by the number of fethers in his cappe.|
Richard HansardDescription of Hungary, Anno 1599. Lansdowne MS. 775. Vol. 149. British Museum.
|The boy stood on the burning deck|
Whence all but he had fled;
The flame that lit the battles wreck,
Shone round him oer the dead.
* * * * *
The flames rolld onhe would not go
Without his Fathers word;
That Father, faint in death below,
His voice no longer heard.
Felicia D. HemansCasabianca.
|Heroes as great have died, and yet shall fall.|
HomerIliad. Bk. XV. L. 157. Popes trans.
|Hail, Columbia! happy land!|
Hail, ye heroes! heaven-born band!
Who fought and bled in Freedoms cause.
Joseph HopkinsonHail, Columbia!
|Vixere fortes ante Agamemnona|
Multi: sed omnes illacrimabiles
Urgentur, ignotique longa
Nocte, carent quia vate sacro.
Many heroes lived before Agamemnon, but they are all unmourned, and consigned to oblivion, because they had no bard to sing their praises.
HoraceCarmina. IV. 9. 25.
| The idol of to-day pushes the hero of yesterday out of our recollection; and will, in turn, be supplanted by his successor of to-morrow.|
Washington IrvingThe Sketch Book. Westminster Abbey.
|Still the race of hero spirits pass the lamp from hand to hand.|
Charles KingsleyThe Worlds Age.
| Rarement ils sont grands vis-à-vis de leur valets-de-chambre.|
Rarely do they appear great before their valets.
|There are heroes in evil as well as in good.|
La RochefoucauldMaxims. No. 194.
|Crowds speak in heroes.|
Gerald Stanley LeeCrowds. Bk. IV. Ch. III.
| There is never any real danger in allowing a pedestal for a hero. He never has time to sit on it. One sees him always over and over again kicking his pedestal out from under him, and using it to batter a world with.|
Gerald Stanley LeeCrowds. Bk. V. Pt. III. Ch. XVI.
| Dost thou know what a hero is? Why, a hero is as much as one should say,a hero.|
LongfellowHyperion. Bk. I. Ch. I.
|Tis as easy to be heroes as to sit the idle slaves|
Of a legendary virtue carved upon our fathers graves.
LowellThe Present Crisis. St. 15.
| Tel a esté miraculeux au monde, auquel sa femme et son valet nont rien veu seulement de remarquable; peu dhommes ont esté admirez par leur domestiques.|
Such an one has been, as it were, miraculous in the world, in whom his wife and valet have seen nothing even remarkable; few men have been admired by their servants.
MontaigneEssays. Bk. III. Ch. II.
|See the conquering hero comes!|
Sound the trumpets, beat the drums!
Dr. Thos. MorellWords used by Handel in Joshua, and Judas Maccabæus. (Introduced in stage version of Lees Rival Queens. Act II. Sc. 1.)
| My personal attendant does not think so much of these things as I do.|
PlutarchDe Iside. Ch. XXIV. Also in Regnum et Imperatorum. Apothegmata. II. 28. (Tauchnitz Ed.)
|Do we weep for the heroes who died for us,|
Who living were true and tried for us,
And dying sleep side by side for us;
The martyr band
That hallowed our land
With the blood they shed in a tide for us?
Abram J. RyanC. S. A.
|The last flash
and the hideous attack|
Dies like a wisp of stormdiscouraged flame;
And soon these battered heroes will come back,
The same but yet not the same.
Louis UntermeyerReturn of the Soldiers.