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Cowardly Quotes

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It is only the great-hearted who can be true friends.
The mean and cowardly can never know what true friendship means.
- Charles Kingsley

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A conservative is a man who is
too cowardly to fight and too fat to run.
- Elbert Hubbard

It is an open question whether any behavior
based on fear of eternal punishment
can be regarded as ethical
or should be regarded as merely cowardly.
- Margaret Mead

War is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.
- Thomas Mann

 

A penalty is a cowardly way to score.
- Pele

The people to fear are not those who disagree with you,
but those who disagree with you and are too cowardly to let you know.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

An apology? Bah!
Disgusting!
Cowardly!
Beneath the dignity of any gentleman,
however wrong he might be.
- Steve Martin

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Tradition has made women cowardly.
- Nance O'Neil

Before the war is ended, the war party assumes the
divine right to denounce and silence all opposition
to war as unpatriotic and cowardly.
- Robert M. La Follette

I admire a person who, for the love of art,
is able to take off their clothes in front of a camera.
But I'm not capable, I'm too cowardly for that.
- Shakira

Destiny is the invention of the cowardly,
and the resigned.
- Ignazio Silone

It is our people who are sitting in the dark because
of these cowardly and treacherous attacks,
not our occupiers.
- Iyad Allawi

You have to do something in your life that is honorable
and not cowardly if you are to live in peace with yourself,
and for the firefighter it is fire.
- Larry Brown

There are times when it is more courageous to be cowardly.
- Norman Reilly Raine

In general, higher education does not know how to speak for its interests.
It offers a stance that is defensive,
cowardly and likely to be ineffective.
- Stanley Fish

It is better by noble boldness to run the risk of being
subject to half the evils we anticipate than to remain
in cowardly listlessness for fear of what might happen.
- Herodotus

War is a quarrel between two thieves too cowardly to fight their own battle.
- Thomas Carlyle

To go behind a man's hall-door is mean,
cowardly, unfair opposition.
- Victoria Woodhull

You happen to be talking to an agnostic.
You know what an agnostic is? A cowardly atheist.
- Studs Terkel

Those who committed these cowardly acts may believe
that they have shaken our resolve to defeat terrorism.
They could not be more wrong.
- Doc Hastings

Firmness in enduring and exertion is a character I always wish to possess.
I have always despised the whining yelp of complaint and cowardly resolve.
- Robert Burns

To philosophize is only another way of being afraid
and leads hardly anywhere but to cowardly make-believe.
- Louis-Ferdinand Celine

When a man is at his wits' end it is not a cowardly thing to pray,
it is the only way he can get in touch with Reality.
- Oswald Chambers

Love makes a subtle man out of a crude one,
it gives eloquence to the mute, it gives courage the
cowardly and makes the idle quick and sharp.
- Juan Ruiz

The belief in immortality has always seemed cowardly to me.
When very young I learned that all things die,
and all that we wish of good must be won on this earth or not at all.
- Anne Smedley

It is not cowardly, quite the contrary,
to seek to meet the adversary and know his intentions.
However, it is cowardly, shameful and treasonable to lay down arms.
- King Hassan II

Woman and men of retiring timidity are cowardly only
in dangers which affect themselves,
but the first to rescue when others are in danger.
- Jean Paul

The most cowardly thing in the world is blaming mistakes upon the umpires.
Too many managers strut around on the field trying
to manage the umpires instead of their teams.
- Bill Klem

We are ashamed to seem evasive in the presence of a straightforward man,
cowardly in the presence of a brave one,
gross in the eyes of a refined one, and so on.
We always imagine, and in imagining share,
the judgments of the other mind.
- Charles Horton Cooley

We should keep silent about those in power;
to speak well of them almost implies flattery;
to speak ill of them while they are alive is dangerous,
and when they are dead is cowardly.
- Jean de la Bruyere

I do not at all have the mind of a bully...
in my mind bullies are intolerant of contrary opinion,
domineering and rather cowardly.
I would hope that none of those terms could be fairly used in describing me.
- Conrad Black

There was very little suicide among the men of the North,
because every man considered it his duty to get killed,
not to kill himself; and to kill himself would have seemed cowardly,
as implying fear of being killed by others.
- Lafcadio Hearn

It is just as cowardly to judge an absent person as
it is wicked to strike a defenseless one.
Only the ignorant and narrow-minded gossip,
for they speak of persons instead of things.
- Lawrence G. Lovasik

We have been the cowards lobbing cruise missiles from 2,000 miles away.
That's cowardly.
Staying in the airplane when it hits the building,
say what you want about it, it's not cowardly.
- Bill Maher

Killing yourself is a major commitment,
it takes a kind of courage.
Most people just lead lives of cowardly desperation.
It's kinda half suicide where you just dull yourself with substances.
- Robert Crumb

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Despair gives courage to a coward.
- Thomas Fuller

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The coward's weapon, poison.
- John Fletcher

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


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