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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.
Samuel Johnson

Make a coward fight and he will kill the devil.
English proverb

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.
Philippine proverb

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.
American proverb

To sin by silence, when they should protest, makes cowards of men.
Abraham Lincoln

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.
Mexican proverb

We must be neither cowardly nor rash but courageous.

To evade danger is not cowardice.
Philippine proverb

I loathe people who keep dogs. They are cowards who haven't got the guts to bite people
August Strindberg

The greatest braggarts are usually the biggest cowards.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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.
Gene Hackman

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.
George Sewell

Great occasions do not make heroes or cowards; they simply unveil them to the eyes of men.
Bishop Westcott

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.
Jarod Kintz

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

All men would be cowards if they could.
Earl Rochester

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
Criss Jami

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

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

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