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Source of Norwegian Quote

I recently saw the quote: “A hero is one who knows how to hang on for one minute longer.” - Norwegian proverb. I tried searching Google to find the original version of the quote, but did not find anything related. Does anyone know the source and original Norwegian translation of this quote?

May 1, 2018

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Deliciae
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After a bit of Googling I managed to find it on -one- Norwegian blog, translated as "Heltemot består av å holde ut ett minutt lenger".

It seems it might be of German origin, attributed to Novalis (Georg Philipp Friedrich Freiherr von Hardenberg). Then again, the Internet has already lied once today.

May 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jersebas

"The trouble with quotes from the internet is that it's difficult to discern whether or not they are genuine." – Abraham Lincoln

May 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Heike333145

Exactly! (Mark Twain)

(I think this thought is much too modern for Novalis, but I'm not an expert ... After a little search, combining this quote with the German word "Held", no results.)

May 2, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/phnad

Gratuliere Dir, Heike ! Novalis habe ich nie gelesen. Du hast aber ein gutes Gefühl über die Modernität eines solchen Zitats !

May 8, 2018

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Emerson, Ralph, Waldo : Ein Held ist nicht tapferer als ein gewöhnlicher Sterblicher, aber er ist es fünf Minuten länger.

May 8, 2018

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SilentMoose

As a native Norwegian I can say this is not a well known proverb if it is one at all xD I suspect it is an English quote that has been translated back to Norwegian. American writer Ralph Waldo Emerson has a similar sounding quote.

February 7, 2019
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