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It's true that heroes are inspiring, but mustn't they also do some rescuing if they are to be worthy of their name? Would Wonder Woman matter if she only sent commiserating telegrams to the distressed?

Judgment can be acquired only by acute observation, by actual experience in the school of life, by ceaseless alertness to learn from others, by study of the activities of men who have made notable marks, by striving to analyze the everyday play of causes and effects, by constant study of human nature.

Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.

Kill reverence and you've killed the hero in man.

Learn to see in another's calamity the ills which you should avoid.

Lives of great men all remind us, we can make our lives sublime, and, departing, leave behind us, footprints on the sands of time.

My playground was the theatre. I'd sit and watch my mother pretend for a living. As a young girl, that's pretty seductive.

Nothing arouses ambition so much as the trumpet clang of another's fame.

Nothing is so contagious as example.-Never was any considerable good or evil done without producing its like.- We imitate good actions through emulation; and bad ones through the evil of our nature, which shame conceals, but example sets at liberty.

One filled with joy preaches without preaching.

Our mothers and our grandmothers, some of them: moving to music not yet written.

People never improve unless they look to some standard or example higher or better than themselves.

People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy after.

That some should be rich shows that others may become rich, and hence is just encouragement to industry and enterprise.

There is a need for heroism in American life today.

There is much difference between imitating a good man, and counterfeiting him. See quote detail

Tis no shame to follow the better precedent.

To be ignorant of the lives of the most celebrated men of antiquity is to continue in a state of childhood all our days.

To do exactly as your neighbors do is the only sensible rule.

Very few men are wise by their own counsel, or learned by their own teaching. For he that was only taught by himself had a fool for his master.


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