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Coward And Cowardice Quotes

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

Author: Junius (1769-1771)

Profession: Anonymous British Letter Writer

A coward is a hero with a wife, kids, and a mortgage.

Author: Marvin Kitman


Dishonesty, cowardice and duplicity are never impulsive.

Author: George A. Knight


I'm a hero with coward's legs.

Author: Spike Milligan (1918)

Profession: British Comedian, Humorous Writer

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

Author: Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1845)

Profession: American Poet, Critic, short-story Writer

It is better to be a coward for a minute than dead for the rest of your life.

Author: Irish Proverb

Profession: Sayings of Irish Origin

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

Author: Ayn Rand (1905-1982)

Profession: Russian Writer, Philosopher

All men would be cowards if they could.

Author: Earl Rochester (1647-1680)

Profession: British Courtier, Poet

The greatest braggarts are usually the biggest cowards.

Author: Jean Jacques Rousseau (1712-1778)

Profession: Swiss Political Philosopher, Educationist, Essayist

A cowardly cur barks more fiercely than it bites.

Author: Quintus Curtius Rufus

Profession: Roman Historian

When the adulation of life is gone, the coward sneaks to his death, but the brave live on.

Author: George Sewell


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

Author: William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Profession: British Poet, Playwright, Actor

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

Author: William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Profession: British Poet, Playwright, Actor

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.

Author: George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)

Profession: Irish-born British Dramatist

My valor is certainly going, it is sneaking off! I feel it oozing out as it were, at the palms of my hands!

Author: Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816)

Profession: Anglo-Irish Dramatist