troperville

tools

toys

SubpagesLaconic
Main
Quotes

main index

Narrative

Genre

Media

Topical Tropes

Other Categories

TV Tropes Org
random
Quotes: No Hero to His Valet
I have seen three emperors in their nakedness, and the sight was not inspiring.
Otto von Bismarck

Vir Cotto: "I don't always like the way Londo does things — well, me and most civilized worlds — but you know, sometimes he's right."
Babylon 5, "No Surrender, No Retreat"

Great men, even during their lifetime, are usually known to the public only through a fictitious personality. Hence the modicum of truth in the old saying that no man is a hero to his valet.
Walter Lippmann, Public Opinion

random
TV Tropes by TV Tropes Foundation, LLC is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Permissions beyond the scope of this license may be available from thestaff@tvtropes.org.
Privacy Policy
919
6