Humanity Restored by Everyday Heroes

Are we becoming more and more apathetic to man’s plight? Everyday I ask myself this question when I see war, famine, natural disasters and violence occurs more and more while the reaction becomes increasingly more political than concern for life. However, there are small glimpses everyday of someone who decided without concern for themselves or well-being taking it upon themselves to perform a selfless act that means the world to that one person and ripples out touching many people. Everyone can be an everyday hero and here are some fine examples of how.

A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself. -Joseph Campbell
Hard times don’t create heroes. It is during the hard times when the ‘hero’ within us is revealed. -Bob Riley

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Get involved and help restore humanity:
Superhero Capes for Extraordinary Children with Disabilities
Books to Inspire The Hero in Everyone
The Battle Against AIDS
Everyday Hero Project
5 Ways to Be an Everyday Hero
Everyday Hero Quiz
Response Ability Project
Kids need families. Families need heroes.
Random Acts of Kindness
Ordinary Heroes: Helping the World’s Children
Support Our Troops
Great Resource Directory for Supporting Our Troops
Troop Care Packages Help
Memorial Troop Bracelets
Wounded Warriors Project
Can You Be a Hero?
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A hero is born among a hundred, a wise man is found among a thousand, but an accomplished one might not be found even among a hundred thousand men.-Plato
A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.-Christopher Reeve

A hero is somebody who is selfless, who is generous in spirit, who just tries to give back as much as possible and help people. A hero to me is someone who saves people and who really deeply cares.-Debi Mazar
A hero is a man who does what he can.-Romain Rolland

The ordinary man is involved in action, the hero acts. An immense difference.-Henry Miller
The thing about a hero, is even when it doesn’t look like there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, he’s going to keep digging, he’s going to keep trying to do right and make up for what’s gone before, just because that’s who he is.-Joss Whedon

One must think like a hero to behave like a merely decent human being.-May Sarton
The real hero is always a hero by mistake; he dreams of being an honest coward like everybody else.-Umberto Eco

Aspire rather to be a hero than merely appear one.-Baltasar Gracian
What is a hero without love for mankind.-Doris Lessing

There’s so much importance in honoring your everyday hero. It doesn’t take money. It doesn’t take connections. What matters is that people get involved. Whether your passion is gun control or food or whatever it may be, everybody needs to stop being so self-absorbed.-Debi Mazar
The difference between a hero and a coward is one step sideways.-Gene Hackman

The soldiers that didn’t come back were the heroes. It’s a roll of the dice. If a bullet has your name on it, you’re a hero. If you hear a bullet go by, you’re a survivor.-Bob Feller
It takes a hero to be one of those men who goes into battle.-Norman Schwarzkopf

It is impossible to strive for the heroic life. The title of hero is bestowed by the survivors upon the fallen, who themselves know nothing of heroism.-Johan Huizinga
“Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.”― Winston Churchill

“Unconsciously we all have a standard by which we measure other men, and if we examine closely we find that this standard is a very simple one, and is this: we admire them, we envy them, for great qualities we ourselves lack. Hero worship consists in just that. Our heroes are men who do things which we recognize, with regret, and sometimes with a secret shame, that we cannot do. We find not much in ourselves to admire, we are always privately wanting to be like somebody else. If everybody was satisfied with himself, there would be no heroes.”― Mark Twain

“My own heroes are the dreamers, those men and women who tried to make the world a better place than when they found it, whether in small ways or great ones. Some succeeded, some failed, most had mixed results… but it is the effort that’s heroic, as I see it. Win or lose, I admire those who fight the good fight.”― George R.R. Martin

“We are all ordinary. We are all boring. We are all spectacular. We are all shy. We are all bold. We are all heroes. We are all helpless. It just depends on the day.”― Brad Meltzer
“I want to remember our fallen heroes. And after I’ve spent a day remembering them, I want to extend my arm and help them up.”― Jarod Kintz

“I am of certain convinced that the greatest heroes are those who do their duty in the daily grind of domestic affairs whilst the world whirls as a maddening dreidel.”― Florence Nightingale
“Real heroes are men who fall and fail and are flawed, but win out in the end because they’ve stayed true to their ideals and beliefs and commitments.”― Kevin Costner

“Every society needs heroes. And every society has them. The reason we don’t often see them is because we don’t bother to look.There are two kinds of heroes. Heroes who shine in the face of great adversity, who perform an amazing feat in a difficult situation. And heroes who live among us, who do their work unceremoniously, unnoticed by many of us, but who make a difference in the lives of others.Heroes are selfless people who perform extraordinary acts. The mark of heroes is not necessarily the result of their action, but what they are willing to do for others and for their chosen cause. Even if they fail, their determination lives on for others to follow. The glory lies not in the achievement, but in the sacrifice.”― Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

“Our culture has filled our heads but emptied our hearts, stuffed our wallets but starved our wonder. It has fed our thirst for facts but not for meaning or mystery. It produces “nice” people, not heroes.”― Peter Kreeft
“That is why embittered people find heroes and madmen a perennial source of fascination, for they have no fear of life or death. Both heroes and madmen are indifferent to danger and will forge ahead regardless of what other people say.”― Paulo Coelho

“All the heroes of tomorrow are the heretics of today.”― Yip Harburg
“To be heroic does not have to mean possessing the ability to stand against the evils of the world, either well or successfully, but just that one is willing to stand.”― Mike Alsford
“Heroes are those who can somehow resist the power of the situation and act out of noble motives, or behave in ways that do not demean others when they easily can.”― Philip G. Zimbardo

3 thoughts on “Humanity Restored by Everyday Heroes

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