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To know what is right and not do it is the worst cowardice.Confucius
- 2Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
A coward gets scared and quits. A hero gets scared, but still goes on.
Fear has its use but cowardice has none.Mahatma Gandhi
Cowards can never be moral.Mahatma Gandhi
Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once.William Shakespeare
Cowards die a thousand deaths. The valiant taste of death but once.William Shakespeare
Cowards are cruel, but the brave love mercy and delight to save.John Gay
For cowards the road of desertion should be left open; they will carry over to the enemy nothing, but their fears.Christian Nevell Bovee
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
There are several good protections against temptation, but the surest is cowardice.Mark Twain
The greatest braggarts are usually the biggest cowards.Jean-Jacques Rousseau
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.George Bernard Shaw
A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit.Thomas Jefferson
Cowerdice is the country full of gunsPursang
Faint heart never won fair lady.Miguel de Cervantes
There is a level of cowardice lower than that of the conformist: the fashionable non-conformist.Ayn Rand
A coward is one who in a perilous emergency thinks with his legs.Ambrose Bierce
That man is not truly brave who is afraid either to seem or to be, when it suits him, a coward.Edgar Allan Poe
Covetousness like jealousy, when it has taken root, never leaves a person, but with their life. Cowardice is the dread of what will happen.Epictetus
It is the coward who fawns upon those above him. It is the coward who is insolent whenever he dares be so.Junius
The cowards never started -- and the weak died along the way.
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
Cowardice, as distinguished from panic, is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend the functioning of the imagination.Ernest Hemingway
It is better to be a coward for a minute than dead for the rest of your life.