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Coward Quotes

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A coward is incapable of exhibiting love;
it is the prerogative of the brave.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Related topics: Love Courage

None but a coward dares to boast that he has never known fear.
- Bertrand Russell

Coward: One who, in a perilous emergency,
thinks with his legs.
- Ambrose Bierce

I'm a charming coward; I fight with words.
- Carl Reiner

 

It is a law of human nature that in victory even the
coward may boast of his prowess,
while defeat injures the reputation even of the brave.
- Sallust

The brave man inattentive to his duty,
is worth little more to his country than the coward
who deserts in the hour of danger.
- Andrew Jackson

A dog barks when his master is attacked.
I would be a coward if I saw that God's truth is attacked
and yet would remain silent.
- Pearl S. Buck

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He who despairs of the human condition is a coward,
but he who has hope for it is a fool.
- Albert Camus

A team is where a boy can prove his courage on his own.
A gang is where a coward goes to hide.
- Mickey Mantle

The real hero is always a hero by mistake;
he dreams of being an honest coward like everybody else.
- Umberto Eco

Of what value is a mind when placed in the brain of
a coward? If mind is a gift of God to man for his use,
let him use it.
A mind is not in use when doing no good.
- Andrew Taylor Still

Conscience is a coward, and those faults it has not
strength enough to prevent it seldom has justice enough to accuse.
- Oliver Goldsmith

Only the brave know how to forgive...
a coward never forgave; it is not in his nature.
- Laurence Sterne

The difference between a hero and a coward is one step sideways.
- Gene Hackman

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

Timothy McVeigh was a coward.
Violence is the stupid way out.
It'll discredit any real legitmate movement.
- Glenn Beck

It was Noel Coward whose technique I envied and tried to emulate.
I collected all his records and writing.
- Kenneth Williams

I'm a hero with coward's legs.
- Spike Milligan

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

That man is not truly brave who is afraid either to seem or to be,
when it suits him, a coward.
- Edgar Allan Poe

It is better to be the widow of a hero than the wife of a coward.
- Dolores Ibarruri

I'd like to see one person - just one -
who would own up to having been a coward.
- Edith Piaf

The coward's weapon, poison.
- John Fletcher

An Indian respects a brave man, but he despises a coward.
- Chief Joseph

It is vain for the coward to flee; death follows close behind;
it is only by defying it that the brave escape.
- Voltaire

The man who gets drunk in peacetime is a coward.
The man who gets drunk in wartime goes on being a coward.
- Jose Bergamin

Courage is the fear of being thought a coward.
- Horace Smith

Freedom itself was attacked this morning by a faceless coward,
and freedom will be defended.
- George W. Bush

Courage and conviction are powerful weapons against
an enemy who depends only on fists or guns.
Animals know when you are afraid; a coward knows when you are not.
- David Seabury

The higher the building the lower the morals.
- Noel Coward

Despair gives courage to a coward.
- Thomas Fuller

I know you are here to kill me.
Shoot, coward, you are only going to kill a man.
- Che Guevara

A timid person is frightened before a danger,
a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterward.
- Jean Paul

The coward wretch whose hand and heart Can bear to torture aught below,
Is ever first to quail and start From the slightest pain or equal foe.
- Bertrand Russell

While President Bush likes to project an image of strength and courage,
the real truth is that in the presence of his large financial contributors,
he is a moral coward.
- Al Gore

Oh, Mr Coward, sir - I could never have an affair with you,
because you remind me of my father!
- Kenneth More

I guess you could say I'm cautious, or a coward.
- Namie Amuro

To be called a coward, I don't think that's fair.
- Rodney Alexander

The coward sneaks to death; the brave live on.
- George Sewell

Battle is the most magnificent competition in which
a human being can indulge.
It brings out all that is best; it removes all that is base.
All men are afraid in battle.
The coward is the one who lets his fear overcome his sense of duty.
Duty is the essence of manhood.
- George S. Patton

It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked
by honesty and how few by deceit.
- Noel Coward

I'll go through life either first class or third,
but never in second.
- Noel Coward

Work is much more fun than fun.
- Noel Coward

Squash - that's not exercise, it's flagellation.
- Noel Coward

I don't believe in astrology.
The only stars I can blame for my failures are those
that walk about the stage.
- Noel Coward

Extraordinary how potent cheap music is.
- Noel Coward

We have no reliable guarantee that the afterlife will
be any less exasperating than this one,
have we?
- Noel Coward

I have always paid income tax.
I object only when it reaches a stage when I am threatened
with having nothing left for my old age -
which is due to start next Tuesday or Wednesday.
- Noel Coward

Just say the lines and don't trip over the furniture.
- Noel Coward

Success took me to her bosom like a maternal boa constrictor.
- Noel Coward

I love criticism just so long as it's unqualified praise.
- Noel Coward

Never mind, dear, we're all made the same,
though some more than others.
- Noel Coward

Mona Lisa looks as if she has just been sick,
or is about to be.
- Noel Coward

Wit ought to be a glorious treat like caviar;
never spread it about like marmalade.
- Noel Coward

Luck is everything...
My good luck in life was to be a really frightened person.
I'm fortunate to be a coward, to have a low threshold of fear,
because a hero couldn't make a good suspense film.
- Alfred Hitchcock

I am not a heavy drinker.
I can sometimes go for hours without touching a drop.
- Noel Coward

I've sometimes thought of marrying -
and then I've thought again.
- Noel Coward

It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
- Noel Coward

I have a memory like an elephant.
In fact, elephants often consult me.
- Noel Coward

People are wrong when they say opera is not what it used to be.
It is what it used to be.
That is what's wrong with it.
- Noel Coward

President Kennedy was willing to go to war.
He was not a coward.
The man had been in war and so had Ken O'Donnell.
He was ready to protect this nation,
but he was not ready for a military solution just because
it was being rammed down his throat.
- Kevin Costner

If you must have motivation, think of your paycheck on Friday.
- Noel Coward

Someday I suspect, when Jesus has definitely got me for a sunbeam,
my works may be adequately assessed.
- Noel Coward

That strange feeling we had in the war.
Have you found anything in your lives since to equal
it in strength? A sort of splendid carelessness it was,
holding us together.
- Noel Coward

There's always something fishy about the French.
- Noel Coward

Learn the lines and don't bump into the furniture.
- Noel Coward

I would say that the war correspondent gets more drinks,
more girls, better pay, and greater freedom than the soldier,
but at this stage of the game, having the freedom to
choose his spot and being allowed to be a coward and
not be executed for it is his torture.
- Robert Capa

My body has certainly wandered a good deal,
but I have an uneasy suspicion that my mind has not wandered enough.
- Noel Coward

Let's drink to the spirit of gallantry and courage
that made a strange Heaven out of unbelievable Hell,
and let's drink to the hope that one day this country of ours,
which we love so much, will find dignity and greatness and peace again.
- Noel Coward

Obstacles are like wild animals.
They are cowards but they will bluff you if they can.
If they see you are afraid of them...
they are liable to spring upon you;
but if you look them squarely in the eye,
they will slink out of sight.
- Orison Swett Marden

To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.
- Abraham Lincoln


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