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- Noel Coward: British writer
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A coward is a hero with a wife, kids, and a mortgage.
Extraordinary how potent cheap music is.
Indian politician 1917-19850
A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.
American statesman 1743-18260
A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit.
American writer 1842-19140
A coward is one who in a perilous emergency thinks with his legs.
Greek tragedian and poet 480-406 BC0
A coward turns away, but a brave man's choice is danger.
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.
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 coward.
German poet (ps. of Johann P.F. Richter) 1763-18250
A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterwards.
English writer 1778-18300
A Whig is properly what is called a Trimmer - that is, a coward to both sides of the question, who dare not be a knave nor an honest man, but is a sort of whiffing, shuffling, cunning, silly, contemptible, unmeaning negation of the two.
English writer and poet 1819-18800
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.
Egyptian King, Monotheist BC -~13750
As the ostrich when pursued hideth his head, but forgetteth his body; so the fears of a coward expose him to danger.
English writer 1882-19410
But when the self speaks to the self, who is speaking? The entombed soul, the spirit driven in, in, in to the central catacomb; the self that took the veil and left the world - a coward perhaps, yet somehow beautiful, as it flits with its lantern restlessly up and down the dark corridors.
Courage and conviction are powerful weapons against an enemy who depends only on fists or guns. Animals know when you are afraid; a coward knows when you are not.
English preacher and writer 1608-16610
Despair gives courage to a coward.