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The coward threatens when he is safe. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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Fear has its use but cowardice has none. Mahatma Gandhi

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

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Cowards can never be moral. Mahatma Gandhi

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Cowards die a thousand deaths. The valiant taste of death but once. William Shakespeare

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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. Samuel Johnson

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Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once. William Shakespeare

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Cowards are cruel, but the brave love mercy and delight to save. John Gay

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The greatest braggarts are usually the biggest cowards. Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit. Thomas Jefferson

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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. George Bernard Shaw

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

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

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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. Christian Nevell Bovee

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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. Epictetus

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A coward is one who in a perilous emergency thinks with his legs. Ambrose Bierce

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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. Junius

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The cowards never started -- and the weak died along the way.

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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. Edgar Allan Poe

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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. Eric Hoffer

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

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Faint heart never won fair lady. Miguel de Cervantes

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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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The human race is a race of cowards; and I am not only marching in that procession, but carrying a banner. Mark Twain

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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! Richard Brinsley Sheridan

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