A Gathering of Heroes

Hero :: a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.

 Those who braved the darkest night, 
Those who fought the hardest fight, 
Alway searching for the light,
And keeping God within their sight.

C.S. Lewis

"But courage, child: we are all between the paws of the true Aslan." 
"Literature adds to reality, it does not simply describe it. It enriches the necessary competencies that daily life requires and provides; and in this respect, it irrigates the deserts that our lives have already become." 
 "I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else."

J.R.R. Tolkien

"You have been chosen, and you must therefore use such strength and heart and wits as you have." 
"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us." 
" 'I wish life was not so short,' he thought. 'Languages take such a time, and so do all the things one wants to know about.' "
"Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens."

Andrew Peterson

“All I know is that I was blind, but now I see; that though I kick and scream, love is leading me. And every step of the way His grace is making me. With every breath I breathe, He is saving me. And I believe.” 

“Love is not a feeling in your chest; it is bending down to wash another's feet.”  
“The gospel gives me hope, and hope is not a language the dark voices understand.” 

Corrie Ten Boom

“If you look at the world, you'll be distressed. If you look within, you'll be depressed. If you look at God you'll be at rest.”  

“You can never learn that Christ is all you need, until Christ is all you have.”  

“There is no pit so deep, that God's love is not deeper still.” 

Elizabeth Goudge

"Faith given back to us after a night of doubt is a stronger thing, and far more valuable to us than faith that has never been tested."

"Most of the basic truths of life sound absurd at first hearing." 

"All we are asked to bear we can bear."
Edith Nesbit

“Don't you think it's rather nice to think that we're in a book that God's writing? If I were writing a book, I might make mistakes. But God knows how to make the story end just right--in the way that's best for us." 
“Grown-up people find it difficult to believe really wonderful things, unless they have what they call proof. But children will believe almost anything, and grown-ups know this. That is why they tell you that the earth is round like an orange, when you can see perfectly well that it is flat and lumpy; and why they say that the earth goes round the sun, when you can see for yourself any day that the sun gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night like a good sun as it is, and the earth knows its place, and lies as still as a mouse."

Lucy Pevensie

"This must be a simply enormous wardrobe!" 
"I think—I don't know—but I think I could be brave enough." 
"Aslan, Aslan, if ever you loved us at all, send us help now."
"In our world too, a Stable once had something inside it that was bigger than our whole world."   
"I've felt for hours that there was some wonderful mystery hanging over this place." 

Samwise Gamgee

 “Come, Mr. Frodo!' he cried. 'I can't carry it for you, but I can carry you.” 
“One tiny Hobbit against all the evil the world could muster. A sane being would have given up, but Samwise burned with a magnificent madness, a glowing obsession to surmount every obstacle, to find Frodo, destroy the Ring, and cleanse Middle Earth of its festering malignancy. He knew he would try again. Fail, perhaps. And try once more. A thousand, thousand times if need be, but he would not give up the quest.”  
“There's some good in this world, Mr. Frodo... and it's worth fighting for.” 

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