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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
 
Hero
 
A hero is only known in time of misfortune.  Hebrew.  1
A lean horse and a hero in a strange country each look amiss.  Khivese.  2
A scoundrel is often but an incomplete philosopher, and a ruffian but an unfinished hero.  3
From a humble cottage a hero often springs.  Latin.  4
No man is a hero in the eyes of his valet.  French.  5
A man must be a hero to understand a hero.  Goethe.  6
One brave hero fans another’s fire.  Homer.  7
One murder makes a villain, millions a hero.  Porteus.  8
The blood which flows from the breast of a hero is sacred and his memory is sweet.  Hans Andersen.  9
The hero does not ask if there be evil omens; he views death as going home.  Chinese.  10
The hero is known on the battle field.  Turkish.  11
There is a line which is impossible even to heroes.  12
’Tis fortune chiefly that makes heroes.  13
To be conquered by a hero is an honor.  14
To believe in the heroic makes heroes.  Benjamin Disraeli.  15
 
 
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