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  • Marvin Kitman
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    A coward is a hero with a wife, kids, and a mortgage.
  • N. Coward
    N. Coward
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    Extraordinary how potent cheap music is.
  • Mahatma Gandhi
    Mahatma Gandhi
    Indian politician 1917-1985
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    A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.
  • Thomas Jefferson
    Thomas Jefferson
    American statesman 1743-1826
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    A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit.
  • Ambrose Bierce
    Ambrose Bierce
    American writer 1842-1914
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    A coward is one who in a perilous emergency thinks with his legs.
  • Euripides
    Euripides
    Greek tragedian and poet 480-406 BC
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    A coward turns away, but a brave man's choice is danger.
  • John Calvin
    John Calvin
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    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.
  • Jean Paul
    Jean Paul
    German poet (ps. of Johann P.F. Richter) 1763-1825
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    A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterwards.
  • William Hazlitt
    William Hazlitt
    English writer 1778-1830
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    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.
  • George Eliot
    George Eliot
    English writer and poet 1819-1880
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    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.
  • Akhenaton
    Akhenaton
    Egyptian King, Monotheist BC -~1375
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    As the ostrich when pursued hideth his head, but forgetteth his body; so the fears of a coward expose him to danger.
  • Virginia Woolf
    Virginia Woolf
    English writer 1882-1941
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    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.
  • David Seabury
    David Seabury
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    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.
  • Thomas Fuller
    Thomas Fuller
    English preacher and writer 1608-1661
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    Despair gives courage to a coward.
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