As he cannot be influenced by those feelings which you rank highly as temptation and reward to the soldier and sailor in their choice of a profession, as heroism
, and noise, and fashion, are all against him, he ought to be less liable to the suspicion of wanting sincerity or good intentions in the choice of his.
Momentarily stunned, Gahan's fingers slipped from their hold upon the cordage and the man shot downward through the thin air of dying Mars toward the ground three thousand feet beneath, while upon the deck of the rolling Vanator his faithful warriors clung to their lashings all unconscious of the fate of their beloved leader; nor was it until more than an hour later, after the storm had materially subsided, that they realized he was lost, or knew the self-sacrificing heroism
of the act that had sealed his doom.
But if we explore the literature of Heroism we shall quickly come to Plutarch, who is its Doctor and historian.
Heroism feels and never reasons, and therefore is always right; and although a different breeding, different religion and greater intellectual activity would have modified or even reversed the particular action, yet for the hero that thing he does is the highest deed, and is not open to the censure of philosophers or divines.
Heroism is an obedience to a secret impulse of an individual's character.
They merely observed in passing that there was no such thing as splendour or heroism in the world.
He brought back the gusts of splendour, the heroism, the youth, the magnificence of life and of death, and, amid vast roarings of a superhuman joy, he led his Fifth Symphony to its conclusion.
All the pageantry and music and heroism
in front; and behind, a blackened world, a trail of writhing corpses, a world of weeping women for whom the sun shall never rise again.
And the heroism
of the Servians and Montenegrins struggling for a great cause begot in the whole people a longing to help their brothers not in word but in deed.
But to a Genevan magistrate, whose mind was occupied by far other ideas than those of devotion and heroism
, this elevation of mind had much the appearance of madness.
We talked of wrecks, of short ra tions and of heroism--or at least of what the news papers would have called heroism at sea--a mani festation of virtues quite different from the heroism of primitive times.
There seemed to be something like peculiar em phasis on the words "My friend Hermann," which caused one of us (for we had just been speaking of heroism at sea) to say idly and nonchalantly:
Heroism is all very well, but there are circumstances when the disposal of a few tables and chairs, brass bedsteads, and so on, may be big with remote and disastrous consequences.
Of course, Winnie was independent, and need not care for the opinion of people that she would never see and who would never see her; whereas poor Stevie had nothing in the world he could call his own except his mother's heroism and unscrupulousness.
This was the more subtle sanction of Mrs Verloc's mother's heroism and unscrupulousness.