Coward quotes page 2
A cowardly hyena lives longer.
African proverb, Tongan
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.
Make a coward fight and he will kill the devil.
If we assume that man actually does resemble God, then we are forced into the impossible
theory that God is a coward, an idiot and a bounder.
H. L. Mencken
The coward regards himself as cautious, the miser as thrifty.
Cowardice asks the question, "Is it safe?" Expediency asks the question, "Is it politic?" And
Vanity comes along and asks the question, "Is it popular?" But Conscience asks the question
"Is it right?" And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor
politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right.
Martin Luther King Jr.
Nobody is a coward when his rights are trampled upon.
The idea of hell was born of ignorance, brutality, fear, cowardice, and revenge. This idea
testifies that our remote ancestors were the lowest beasts.
Robert G. Ingersoll
The cowards never started and the weak died along the way.
To sin by silence, when they should protest, makes cowards of men.
A coward has no scar.
African proverb, Shona
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
The brave one lives as long as the coward lets him.
We must be neither cowardly nor rash but courageous.
To evade danger is not cowardice.
I loathe people who keep dogs. They are cowards who haven't got the guts to bite people
The greatest braggarts are usually the biggest cowards.
It is better to be killed than frightened to death.
Robert S. Surtees
The difference between a hero and a coward is one step sideways.
A light supper, a good night's sleep, and a fine morning have sometimes made a hero of the
same man who, by an indigestion, a restless night, and a rainy morning would have proved a
Philip Dormer Stanhope
When the adulation of life is gone, the coward sneaks to his death, but the brave live on.
Great occasions do not make heroes or cowards; they simply unveil them to the eyes of men.
Some guys are the type of people who bring brass knuckles to a fight. I've always thought it
prudent to bring some running shoes.
A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous
Jean Paul Friedrich Richter
All men would be cowards if they could.
It is the coward who fawns upon those above him. It is the coward who is insolent whenever
he dares be so.
If you build the guts to do something, anything, then you better save enough to face the
It is better to be the widow of a hero than the wife of a coward.
When cowardice is made respectable, its followers are without number both from among the
weak and the strong; it easily becomes a fashion.