39 quotes about Coward and Cowardice
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A coward is one who in a perilous emergency thinks with his legs.
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For cowards the road of desertion should be left open; they will carry over to the enemy nothing, but their fears.
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Faint heart never won fair lady.
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How many feasible projects have miscarried through despondency, and been strangled in their birth by a cowardly imagination.
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To know what is right and not do it is the worst cowardice.
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Cowards falter, but danger is often overcome by those who nobly dare.
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Covetousness like jealousy, when it has taken root, never leaves a person, but with their life. Cowardice is the dread of what will happen.
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Fear has its use but cowardice has none.
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Cowards can never be moral.
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Cowards are cruel, but the brave love mercy and delight to save.
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The coward threatens when he is safe.
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Cowardice, as distinguished from panic, is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend the functioning of the imagination.
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When cowardice is made respectable, its followers are without number both from among the weak and the strong; it easily becomes a fashion.
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It is better to be the widow of a hero than the wife of a coward.
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A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit.
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I hate a fellow whom pride, or cowardice, or laziness drives into a corner, and who does nothing when he is there but sit and growl; let him come out as I do, and bark.
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It is the coward who fawns upon those above him. It is the coward who is insolent whenever he dares be so.
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A coward is a hero with a wife, kids, and a mortgage.
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Dishonesty, cowardice and duplicity are never impulsive.
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I'm a hero with coward's legs.
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That man is not truly brave who is afraid either to seem or to be, when it suits him, a coward.
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It is better to be a coward for a minute than dead for the rest of your life.
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There is a level of cowardice lower than that of the conformist: the fashionable non-conformist.
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All men would be cowards if they could.
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The greatest braggarts are usually the biggest cowards.
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A cowardly cur barks more fiercely than it bites.
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When the adulation of life is gone, the coward sneaks to his death, but the brave live on.
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Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once.
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Cowards die a thousand deaths. The valiant taste of death but once.
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Man gives every reason for his conduct save one, every excuse for his crimes save one, every plea for his safety save one; and that one is his cowardice.
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My valor is certainly going, it is sneaking off! I feel it oozing out as it were, at the palms of my hands!
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A light supper, a good night's sleep, and a fine morning have sometimes made a hero of the same man who, by an indigestion, a restless night, and a rainy morning would have proved a coward.
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It is better to be killed than frightened to death.
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The human race is a race of cowards; and I am not only marching in that procession, but carrying a banner.
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There are several good protections against temptation, but the surest is cowardice.
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A coward gets scared and quits. A hero gets scared, but still goes on.
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The cowards never started -- and the weak died along the way.
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One of the chief misfortunes of honest people is that they are cowardly.
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Great occasions do not make heroes or cowards; they simply unveil them to the eyes of men.
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