The characteristic of a genuine heroism is its persistency. All men have wandering impulses, fits and starts of generosity. But when you have resolved to be great, abide by yourself, and do not weakly try to reconcile yourself with the world. The heroic cannot be common, nor the common heroic.
The way to write is to throw your body at the mark when your arrows are spent.
A hero is no braver than an ordinary man, but he is braver five minutes longer.
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