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- Noel Coward: British writer
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A coward is a hero with a wife, kids, and a mortgage.
German poet (ps. of Johann P.F. Richter) 1763-1825+1
A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterwards.
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.
English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-17730
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.
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.
American psychologist, author, and lecturer 1885-19600
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.
Courage is the fear of being thought a coward.