Coward quotes page 1
Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.
William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar
A coward turns away. But a brave man's choice is danger.
Fear has its use but cowardice has none.
Coward: someone who in a bad situation thinks with his feet.
George S. Patton
No argument, no matter how convincing, will give courage to a coward.
You've got to keep yourself in prime physical condition, because fatigue makes cowards of us
There is a level of cowardice lower than that of the conformist:
The fashionable non-conformist.
To see what is right and not do it is the worst cowardice.
Any coward can fight a battle when he's sure of winning, but give me the man who has pluck
to fight when he's sure of losing. That's my way, sir; and there are many victories worse than
Fearlessness is the first requisite of spirituality. Cowards can never be moral.
Hatred is the coward's revenge for being intimidated.
George Bernard Shaw
The brave man inattentive to his duty, is worth little more to his country than the coward
who deserts in the hour of danger.
None but a coward dares to boast that he has never known fear.
Between two cowards, he has the advantage who first detects the other.
The difference between a brave man and a coward is a coward thinks twice before jumping in
the cage with a lion. The brave man doesn't know what a lion is. He just thinks he does.
Cowards don't play at cards.
A conservative is a man who is too cowardly to fight and too fat to run.
There are several good protections against temptation, but the surest is cowardice.
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.
George Bernard Shaw
Cowards have no luck.
Young men go to war. Sometimes because they are have to, sometimes because they want
to. Always, they feel they are supposed to. This comes from the sad, layered stories of life,
which over the centuries have seen courage confused with picking up arms, and cowardice
confused with laying them down.
Fear of ridicule begets the worst cowardice.
The real coward runs even if he is not wounded.
We despise and abhor the bully, the brawler, the oppressor, whether in private or public life,
but we despise no less the coward and the voluptuary. No man is worth calling a man who
will not fight rather than submit to infamy or see those that are dear to him suffer wrong.
One who oppresses others is always a coward.
Cowardice, as distinguished from panic, is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend
the functioning of the imagination.
Faint heart never won fair lady.
Miguel de Cervantes
All men are timid on entering any fight. Whether it is the first or the last fight, all of us are
timid. Cowards are those who let their timidity get the better of their manhood.
George S. Patton
Even a coward pursues him who runs away.
A sober man may become a drunkard through being a coward. A brave man may become a
coward through being a drunkard.
G. K. Chesterton
That man is not truly brave who is afraid either to seem or to be, when it suits him, a coward.
Edgar Allan Poe
In a word, I was too cowardly to do what I knew to be right, as I had been too cowardly to
avoid doing what I knew to be wrong.
A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit.
He who despairs of the human condition is a coward, but he who has hope for it is a fool.
White boy, faggot, you can't touch me, you're not man enough, I eat your ass all alive, you
bitch, can't anybody in here fuck with this, this is the ultimate. Fuck you, you hoe! Come say
it to my face, you bitch. Come on you bitch, you're a scared coward, you're not man enough
to fuck with me, you can't last two minutes in my world bitch. Look you scared now, you
hoe. Scared like a little cracker bitch. Scared of the real man! I'll fuck you till you love me.
Mike Tyson, to a reporter