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Coward And Cowardice Quotes

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

Author: Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914)

Profession: American Author, Editor, Journalist, "The Devil's Dictionary"

For cowards the road of desertion should be left open; they will carry over to the enemy nothing, but their fears.

Author: Christian Nevell Bovee (1820-1904)

Profession: American Author, Lawyer

Faint heart never won fair lady.

Author: Miguel De Cervantes (1547-1616)

Profession: Spanish Novelist, Dramatist, Poet

How many feasible projects have miscarried through despondency, and been strangled in their birth by a cowardly imagination.

Author: Jeremy Collier (1650-1726)

Profession: British Clergyman, Conjuror

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

Author: Confucius

Profession: Chinese Ethical Teacher, Philosopher

Covetousness like jealousy, when it has taken root, never leaves a person, but with their life. Cowardice is the dread of what will happen.

Author: Epictetus (50-120)

Profession: Stoic Philosopher

Cowards can never be moral.

Author: Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)

Profession: Indian Political, Spiritual Leader

Fear has its use but cowardice has none.

Author: Mahatma Gandhi (1869-1948)

Profession: Indian Political, Spiritual Leader

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

Author: John Gay (1688-1732)

Profession: British Playwright, Poet

The coward threatens when he is safe.

Author: Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe (1749-1832)

Profession: German Poet, Dramatist, Novelist

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

Author: Ernest Hemingway (1898-1961)

Profession: American Writer

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

Author: Eric Hoffer (1902-1983)

Profession: American Author, Philosopher

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

Author: Dolores Ibarruri (1895-1989)

Profession: Spanish Politician, Orator

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

Author: Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826)

Profession: Third President of the USA

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.

Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Profession: British Author