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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.
Euripides

Fear has its use but cowardice has none.
Mahatma Gandhi

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.
Aesop

You've got to keep yourself in prime physical condition, because fatigue makes cowards of us
all.
Vince Lombardi

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

To see what is right and not do it is the worst cowardice.
Confucius

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
a defeat.
George Eliot

Fearlessness is the first requisite of spirituality. Cowards can never be moral.
Mahatma Gandhi

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.
Andrew Jackson

None but a coward dares to boast that he has never known fear.
Ferdinand Foch

Between two cowards, he has the advantage who first detects the other.
Italian proverb

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.
Charles Bukowski

Cowards don't play at cards.
Russian proverb

A conservative is a man who is too cowardly to fight and too fat to run.
Elbert Hubbard

There are several good protections against temptation, but the surest is cowardice.
Mark Twain

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.
German proverb

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.
Mitch Albom

Fear of ridicule begets the worst cowardice.
Andre Gide

The real coward runs even if he is not wounded.
Philippine proverb

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.
Theodore Roosevelt

One who oppresses others is always a coward.
Chinese proverb

Cowardice, as distinguished from panic, is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend
the functioning of the imagination.
Ernest Hemingway

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.
Czech proverb

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.
Charles Dickens

A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit.
Thomas Jefferson

He who despairs of the human condition is a coward, but he who has hope for it is a fool.
Albert Camus

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

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