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Heroes are Simple and Understated

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“The hero is often the simplest and obscurest of men.”
-Henry David Thoreau

“And Nathanael said unto him, ‘Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth?’ Philip saith unto him, ‘Come and see.'”
-John 1:16

“A hero is someone who has given his life to something bigger than himself.”
-Joseph Campbell (American author)

“[H]e that is least among you all, the same shall be great.”
Luke 9:48
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Playing on a Word: Tender

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“Is love a tender thing? It is too rough, too rude, too boisterous, and it pricks like thorn.”
-Romeo in Shakespeare’s “Romeo and Juliet”

“…the tender mercies of the Lord are over all those whom he hath chosen, because of their faith, to make them mighty even unto the power of deliverance.”
-1st Nephi 1:20 (in the Book of Mormon)

“Yet I experienced sometimes that the most sweet and tender, the most innocent and encouraging society may be found in any natural object.”
-Henry David Thoreau “Walden”

“Try a little tenderness.”
-Otis Redding


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