Hero Defeated

Famous quotes containing the words hero and/or defeated:

    Every hero becomes a bore at last.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

    Every new stroke of civilization has cost the lives of countless brave men, who have fallen defeated by the “dragon,” in their efforts to win the apples of the Hesperides, or the fleece of gold. Fallen in their efforts to overcome the old, half sordid savagery of the lower stages of creation, and win the next stage.
    —D.H. (David Herbert)