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"The important thing when you are going to do something brave is to have someone on hand to witness it."
Michael Howard

"What's the point of being a big hero when nobody can even remember it?"
Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Comic

"Thanks to you, peace has returned to Inkopolis! Not that anyone besides me will be thanking you for it... But that's the hero's way. The path we walk is a lonely one."
Cap'n Cuttlefish, Splatoon

"Thanks to you, both the Great Zapfish and Callie are back, and peace has returned to Inkopolis. That being said, no one except us knows what truly happened, so don't expect the city to throw you a parade or anything. It’s like they always say: "The path of the hero is a lonely one."
Marie, Splatoon 2

"Typical. First time in my life I'm a war hero and nobody knows about it."

Tomorrow will take us away
Far from home
No one will ever know our names
But the bard's songs will remain.
Blind Guardian, "The Bard's Song (Into the Forest)"

"This would be a great Michael Weston story... if people were allowed to tell Michael Weston stories."
Jason Bly, Burn Notice

"Tell them only that the Lich King is dead... and that Bolvar Fordragon died with him."
Bolvar Fordragon, World of Warcraft Wrath of the Lich King

"For every battle honour, a thousand heroes die alone, unsung, and unremembered."
Unknown, Warhammer40000

"What you saw at the castle on that windy night...and what you saw at the bridge last night... How I smiled... Never utter a word to anyone. If you dare speak of it, I will find you wherever you are hiding, and I will kill you."
Black Swordsman, Kigeki

You brought the field all standing with your courage and your luck
But unknown to most, you're lying there beside old General Brock
So you know what it is to scale the heights and fall just short of fame
And have not one in ten thousand know your name
Stan Rogers, "MacDonnell on the Heights"

We don't do it for the glory. We don't do it for the recognition... We do it because it needs to be done. Because if we don't, no one else will. And we do it even if no one knows what we've done. Even if no one knows we exist. Even if no one remembers we ever existed.
Supergirl, Christmas with the Super-Heroes #2 , "Should Auld Acquaintance Be Forgot"

As for Destiny, he is said to keep his own counsel and to be very busy, and is seen by only a few persons throughout eternity. Only the Endless saw him more than Superman. But he would probably assure you that many lessons were learned from the day two men would never forget, though they mentioned them to none.
And perhaps among the two greatest lessons were these:
That one of those men knew what it was like not to walk, but that someday, all such men might walk again.
And that the other believed indeed that somewhere, in a world he would never reach again, a man could truly fly.

"A gentleman's name should appear in the newspaper only three times: When he's born, when he marries, and when he dies. And we are, first and foremost, gentlemen."


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