Cowardice Quotes

All men would be cowards if they could. - Earl Rochester

 

A cowardly cur barks more fiercely than it bites. - Quintus Curtius Rufus

 

When the adulation of life is gone, the coward sneaks to his death, but the brave live on. - George Sewell

 

It is better to be killed than frightened to death. - Robert S. Surtees

 

A coward gets scared and quits. A hero gets scared, but still goes on. - Source Unknown

 

One of the chief misfortunes of honest people is that they are cowardly. - Voltaire

 

Great occasions do not make heroes or cowards; they simply unveil them to the eyes of men. - Bishop Westcott

 

Cowards falter, but danger is often overcome by those who nobly dare. - Queen's Mother Elizabeth

 

Cowards can never be moral. - Mahatma Gandhi

 

The coward threatens when he is safe. - Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

 

Cowardice, as distinguished from panic, is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend the functioning of the imagination. - Ernest Hemingway

 

It is the coward who fawns upon those above him. It is the coward who is insolent whenever he dares be so. - Junius

 

A coward is a hero with a wife, kids, and a mortgage. - Marvin Kitman

 

Dishonesty, cowardice and duplicity are never impulsive. - George A. Knight

 

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. - Samuel Johnson

 

Moral cowardice that keeps us from speaking our minds is as dangerous to this country as irresponsible talk. The right way is not always the popular and easy way. Standing for right when it is unpopular is a true test of moral character. - Margaret Chase Smith

Conscience and cowardice are really the same things. Conscience is the trade-name of the firm. That is all. - Oscar Wilde

 

Envy is a passion so full of cowardice and shame that nobody ever had the confidence to own it. - John Wilmot (1647-1680) [2nd Earl of Rochester] English Poet, Courtier, Libertine There is a level of cowardice lower than that of the conformist: the fashionable non-conformist. - Ayn Rand

 

Cowardice, is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend the functioning of the imagination. - Ernest Hemingway

 

To know what is right and not do it is the worst cowardice. - Confucius

 

To run away from trouble is a form of cowardice and, while it is true that the suicide braves death, he does it not for some noble object but to escape some ill. - Aristotle [Aristoteles]

 

When desperate ills demand a speedy cure, Distrust is cowardice, and prudence folly. - Samuel Johnson

 

Patience has its limits, take it too far and it's cowardice.-Holbrook Jackson

 

Suicide sometimes proceeds from cowardice, but not always; for cowardice sometimes prevents it; since as many live because they are afraid to die, as die because they are afraid to live.-Charles Caleb Colton

 

The opposite for courage is not cowardice, it is conformity. Even a dead fish can go with the flow.-Jim Hightower

 

The opposite of bravery is not cowardice but conformity.-Robert Anthony

 

The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it is conformity.-Rollo May

 

The origin of the absurd idea of immortal life is easy to discover; it is kept alive by hope and fear, by childish faith, and by cowardice.-Clarence Darrow

 

There are several good protections against temptation, but the surest is cowardice.-Mark Twain

 

There is a level of cowardice lower than that of the conformist: the fashionable non-conformist.-Ayn Rand

 

There is a point at which the law becomes immoral and unethical. That point is reached when it becomes a cloak for the cowardice that dares not stand up against blatant violations of justice.-Kurt Huber

 

They tell us that suicide is the greatest piece of cowardice... that suicide is wrong; when it is quite obvious that there is nothing in the world to which every man has a more unassailable title than to his own life and person.-Arthur Schopenhauer

 

To be one's self, and unafraid whether right or wrong, is more admirable than the easy cowardice of surrender to conformity.-Irving Wallace

 

To run away from trouble is a form of cowardice and, while it is true that the suicide braves death, he does it not for some noble object but to escape some ill.-Aristotle

 

To see the right and not to do it is cowardice.-Confucius

 

True valor lies between cowardice and rashness.-Miguel de Cervantes

 

Valor lies just halfway between rashness and cowardice.-Miguel de Cervantes

 

We ought instead of retreating should follow up the enemy and take Richmond. And in full view of all responsible for such declaration, I say to you all, such an order can only be prompted by cowardice or treason.-Philip Kearny

 

When cowardice is made respectable, its followers are without number both from among the weak and the strong; it easily becomes a fashion.-Eric Hoffer

 

When you disarm the people, you commence to offend them and show that you distrust them either through cowardice or lack of confidence, and both of these opinions generate hatred.-Niccolo Machiavelli

 

Women have not yet realized the cowardice that resides, for if they should decide to do so, they would be able to fight you until death; and to prove that I speak the truth, amongst so many women, I will be the first to act, setting an example for them to follow.-Veronica Franco

 

A high heart ought to bear calamities and not flee them, since in bearing them appears the grandeur of the mind and in fleeing them the cowardice of the heart.-Pietro Aretino

 

Ah, yes, superstition: it would appear to be cowardice in face of the supernatural.-Theophrastus

 

At the bottom of not a little of the bravery that appears in the world, there lurks a miserable cowardice. Men will face powder and steel because they have not the courage to face public opinion.-Edwin Hubbel Chapin

 

Christians take Scriptures out of context to try to justify or to vindicate retreat and cowardice.-Randall Terry

 

Courage enlarges, cowardice diminishes resources. In desperate straits the fears of the timid aggravate the dangers that imperil the brave.-Christian Nestell Bovee

 

Courage is often lack of insight, whereas cowardice in many cases is based on good information.-Peter Ustinov

 

Courage stands halfway between cowardice and rashness, one of which is a lack, the other an excess of courage.-Plutarch

 

Cowardice and courage are never without a measure of affectation. Nor is love. Feelings are never true. They play with their mirrors.-Jean Baudrillard

 

Cowardice... is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend functioning of the imagination.-Ernest Hemingway

 

Falsehood is cowardice, the truth courage.-Hosea Ballou

 

Fear has its use but cowardice has none.-Mohandas Gandhi

 

Fear has nothing to do with cowardice. A fellow is only yellow when he lets his fear make him quit.-Jerome Cady

 

God did not give you the spirit of cowardice.-Joseph Barber Lightfoot

 

Humanitarianism is the expression of stupidity and cowardice.-Adolf Hitler

 

Humility is not cowardice. Meekness is not weakness. Humility and meekness are indeed spiritual powers.-Swami Sivananda

 

Humor is the most engaging cowardice.-Robert Frost

 

I hate liberality - nine times out of ten it is cowardice, and the tenth time lack of principle.-Henry Addington

 

I hate those men who would send into war youth to fight and die for them; the pride and cowardice of those old men, making their wars that boys must die.-Mary Roberts Rinehart

 

If pessimism is despair, optimism is cowardice and stupidity. Is there any need to choose between them?-Francis Parker Yockey

 

Moral cowardice that keeps us from speaking our minds is as dangerous to this country as irresponsible talk.-Margaret Chase Smith

 
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