Heroic Words of Wisdom: Inspirational DC Superhero Quotes

By on June 17, 2013

We’ve all experienced that moment of inspiration in comics — when a superhero says something that both personifies their mission in life as well as their moral fortitude. Graphic designer Adam Thompson took notice of a few selected moments and added them within his “Heroic Words of Wisdom” series of the major DC comic heroes.

Superheroes depicted within the collection include Superman, Aquaman, Wonder Woman, Batman, the Flash, Green Lantern, Martian Manhunter and Green Arrow. Speaking about the project, Thompson states:

In my mind, one of the most famous pieces of comics dialogue is the oath sworn by Green Lantern. I gave this some deeper thought and realized that the oath is, in a way, applicable to real life. Anyone, should they choose, can swear an oath to stand against evil. Then it hit me. Have all comic heroes said things that are applicable in real life? Have they all said things that can inspire any of us, comic fan or not?

Beyond his work with the main DC crew, Thompson’s other work involves The Avengers, minimalist movie posters and other takes on superhero culture. You can take a look at his full portfolio on Behance here. Be sure to check out his full collection of DC Superhero quotes below:

Bruce Wayne, The Dark Knight

Wally West, The Flash DC Superhero

Oliver Queen, Green Arrow

Hal Jordan, Green Lantern DC Superhero

Martian Manhunter, John

Clark Kent, Superman

Wonder Woman


Which quote do you find the most inspirational?

About Mike Flacy

By day, I'm the Editor-in-Chief for The CheckOut in addition to being the content manager for Steve's Digicams and High-Def Digest. During my free time, I love to write about pop culture, home theater, digital photography, social media, mobile technology and cool gadgets!


  1. Bernadette

    July 2, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    You are right, the superhero quotes are very inspirational and do apply to real life. The perfect example is displayed on this youtube video on the war against sex trafficking. After watching this video I thought that there had to be some superhero quotes that relate to what this woman is trying to do in her fight against evil and I found your website.

    Here is the link in case you are interested: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAkkDNT5rQw

  2. jenniGRR

    July 20, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    Thanks for this. These are incredible! <3 :)

  3. Kristina

    September 17, 2013 at 10:51 am

    My son is a superhero fanatic. I would love to see Spiderman on here.

    • ismi_luqman

      August 16, 2014 at 1:24 am

      in case u didn’t notice this is DC’s section.. And one more thing.. spiderman is Marvel

  4. Candy

    November 2, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    I am wondering where we can purchase these images to use for presentations and such? Thank you so much!

  5. veronicadiall

    February 4, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    Thanks so much for these quotes. They are beautiful and so reflective of why I collect SH comics. Blessings!

  6. Cole

    April 18, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    I’m a complete superhero fanatic, please make more of these for the other DC superheroes… They’re awesome!

  7. Joe armone

    April 24, 2014 at 3:52 am


  8. Paul

    August 27, 2014 at 7:06 pm

    I am going to hang these in my classroom! Too bad there is not a silver surfer one! My students all agree that he is their favorite!

  9. T

    September 19, 2014 at 11:05 am

    I was wondering how we could order one of these as a poster.

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