Famous Quotes & Quotations About Cowardice:
At the bottom of a good deal of bravery... lurks a miserable cowardice. Men will face powder and steel because they cannot face public opinion.
~ E.H. Chapin.
Don't think of retiring from the world until the world will be sorry that you retire. I hate a fellow whom pride or cowardice or laziness drive 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.
Even cowards can endure hardship, only the brave can endure suspense.
~ Mignon McLaughlin.
The day for the Negro man being a coward is over.
~ James Meredith.
The human race is a race of cowards; and I am not only marching in that procession but carrying a banner.
~ Mark Twain, Reflections on Being the Delight of God.
I have learned to live each day as it comes, and not to borrow trouble by dreading tomorrow. It is the dark menace of the future that makes cowards of us.
~ Dorothy Day.
If you define cowardice as running away at the first sign of danger, screaming and tripping and begging for mercy, then yes, Mr. Brave man, I guess I'm a coward.
~ Jack Handy.
The ability and inclination to use physical strength is no indication of bravery or tenacity to life. The greatest cowards are often the greatest bullies. Nothing is cheaper and more common than physical bravery.
~ Clarence Darrow Quotes, Resist Not Evil.
We all live in the protection of certain cowardices which we call our principles.
~ Mark Twain.
You're obliged to pretend respect for people and institutions you think absurd. You live attached in a cowardly fashion to moral and social conventions you despise, condemn, and know lack all foundation. It is that permanent contradiction between your ideas and desires and all the dead formalities and vain pretenses of your civilization which makes you sad, troubled and unbalanced. In that intolerable conflict you lose all joy of life and all feeling of personality, because at every moment they suppress and restrain and check the free play of your powers. That's the poisoned and mortal wound of the civilized world.
~ Octave Mirbeau Quotes, Torture Garden, The Mission, Chapter 8.
To know what is right and not to do it is the worst cowardice.
War is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace.
~ Thomas Mann.
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