Quotes: cowardice

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  • Edwin Hubbel Chapin
    Edwin Hubbel Chapin
    American author and clergyman 1814-1880
    Edwin Hubbel Chapin
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    At the bottom of not a little of the bravery that appears in the world, there lurks a miserable cowardice. Men will face powder and steel because they have not the courage to face public opinion.
  • Christian Nevell Bovee
    Christian Nevell Bovee
    American writer 1820-1904
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    Courage enlarges, cowardice diminishes resources. In desperate straits the fears of the timid aggravate the dangers that imperil the brave.
  • Plutarch
    Plutarch
    Greek biographer and essayist 46-120 AD
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    Courage stands halfway between cowardice and rashness, one of which is a lack, the other an excess of courage.
  • Epictetus
    Epictetus
    Roman philosopher 50-130 AD
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    Covetousness like jealousy, when it has taken root, never leaves a person, but with their life. Cowardice is the dread of what will happen.
  • Jean Baudrillard
    Jean Baudrillard
    French sociologist, philosopher and cultural theorist 1929-2007
    Jean Baudrillard
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    Cowardice and courage are never without a measure of affectation. Nor is love. Feelings are never true. They play with their mirrors.
  • Ernest Hemingway
    Ernest Hemingway
    American writer 1899-1961
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    Cowardice, as distinguished from panic, is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend the functioning of the imagination.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
    Samuel Johnson
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    Don't think of retiring from the world until the world will be sorry that you retire. I hate a fellow whom pride or cowardice or laziness drive into a corner, and who does nothing when he is there but sit and growl. Let him come out as I do, and bark.
  • Madame Chiang Kai-Shek
    Madame Chiang Kai-Shek
    Chinese political figure who was First Lady of the Republic of China 1897-2003
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    Every clique is a refuge for incompetence. It fosters corruption and disloyalty, it begets cowardice, and consequently is a burden upon and a drawback to the progress of the country. Its instincts and actions are those of the pack.
  • Hosea Ballou
    Hosea Ballou
    American Theologian, Founder of ''Universalism'' 1771-1852
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    Falsehood is cowardice, the truth courage.
  • Mahatma Gandhi
    Mahatma Gandhi
    Indian politician 1917-1985
    Mahatma Gandhi
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    Fear has its use but cowardice has none.
  • Adolf Hitler
    Adolf Hitler
    German politician and Nazi party leader 1889-1945
    Adolf Hitler
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    Humanitarianism is the expression of stupidity and cowardice.
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel Johnson
    English writer 1709-1784
    Samuel Johnson
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    I hate a fellow whom pride, or cowardice, or laziness drives into a corner, and who does nothing when he is there but sit and growl; let him come out as I do, and bark.
  • Will Rogers
    Will Rogers
    American actor and humorist 1879-1935
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    I wonder if it isn't just cowardice instead of generosity that makes us give tips.
  • Annie Dillard
    Annie Dillard
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    It could be that our faithlessness is a cowering cowardice born of our very smallness, a massive failure of imagination. If we were to judge nature by common sense or likelihood, we wouldn't believe the world existed.
  • George Bernard Shaw
    George Bernard Shaw
    Irish-English writer and critic 1856-1950
    George Bernard Shaw
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    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.
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