It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.
Noah was a brave man to sail in a wooden boat with two termites.
Heroes are people who overcome evil by doing good at great personal risk….
Unfortunately our modern definition of “hero” has been stretched to include all manner of people who do not warrant the title. The athlete who just set a new sports record isn’t a hero. Nor is the “daring” movie star or even the adventurer out to be the first solo climber to scale Mt. Everest. They may be brave – but they don’t meet the definition of a hero for whatever they achieve benefits only “self”.
Real heroes are selfless.
In the beginning of a change, the patriot is a scarce man, and brave, and hated, and scorned. When his cause succeeds, however, the timid join him, for then it costs nothing to be a patriot.
To a brave man, good and bad luck are like his left and right hand. He uses both.
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