Coward Quotes

Quotes tagged as "coward" (showing 1-30 of 128)
Criss Jami
“If you build the guts to do something, anything, then you better save enough to face the consequences.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Shannon L. Alder
“Staying silent is like a slow growing cancer to the soul and a trait of a true coward. There is nothing intelligent about not standing up for yourself. You may not win every battle. However, everyone will at least know what you stood for—YOU.”
Shannon L. Alder

Criss Jami
“It often occurs that pride and selfishness are muddled with strength and independence. They are neither equal nor similar; in fact, they are polar opposites. A coward may be so cowardly that he masks his weakness with some false personification of power. He is afraid to love and to be loved because love tends to strip bare all emotional barricades. Without love, strength and independence are prone to losing every bit of their worth; they become nothing more than a fearful, intimidated, empty tent lost somewhere in the desert of self.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

Theodore Roosevelt
“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

Mark  Lawrence
“I’m a liar and a cheat and a coward, but I will never, ever, let a friend down. Unless of course not letting them down requires honesty, fair play, or bravery.”
Mark Lawrence, Prince of Fools

W.E.B. Du Bois
“There is but one coward on earth, and that is the coward that dare not know.”
W.E.B. Du Bois, Dusk of Dawn

Ernest Hemingway
“He was just a coward and that was the worst luck any many could have.”
Ernest Hemingway, For Whom the Bell Tolls

Ana Monnar
“Cowards dare others to do what they themselves do not dare to do.”
Ana Monnar

Garth Nix
“Hear, hear," said the Dog, raising her head. "It's always better to be doing, Prince. Besides, you don't smell like a coward, so you can't be one.”
Garth Nix, Lirael

Robert G. Ingersoll
“Any doctrine that will not bear investigation is not a fit tenant for the mind of an honest man. Any doctrine that will not bear investigation is not a fit tenant for the mind of an honest man. Any man who is afraid to have his doctrine investigated is not only a coward but a hypocrite.”
Robert G. Ingersoll, Famous Speeches Complete

Terry Pratchett
“He talks pretty big for a gutter wizard," he muttered.
"You don't understand at all," said the wizard wearily. "I'm so scared of you my spine has turned to jelly, it's just that I'm suffering from an overdose of terror right now. I mean, when I've got over that then I'll have time to be decently frightened of you.”
Terry Pratchett, The Color of Magic

Donna Lynn Hope
“She has her helmet, shield and sword. Does she finish him or take pity on the gutless thing before her?

Does she set fire and smoke him out, forcing him to fight, or does she let him live with himself and take satisfaction from knowing that he has never been in a real fight in his life and that one day he will have to face his demons in person, along with the consequences, and that both can be far more painful than anything she could ever do to him.”
Donna Lynn Hope

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

L.A. Meyer
“I'm really a peaceful sort of coward.”
L.A. Meyer

Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“Every decent man of our age must be a coward and a slave. That is his normal condition. Of that I am firmly persuaded. He is made and constructed to that very end. And not only at the present time owing to some casual circumstance, but always, at all times, a decent man is bound to be a coward and a slave.”
Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Notes from Underground, White Nights, The Dream of a Ridiculous Man, and Selections from The House of the Dead

Rose Wynters
“You, sir, are not only a selfish asshole, but you're a coward. You didn't have the balls to stand and fight for what was yours, instead you chose to flee and force others into a fight that wasn't even theirs to begin with.”
Rose Wynters, My Wolf Cowboy

Mark  Lawrence
“Battles are all about strategy, and strategy pivots on priorities. Since my priorities were Prince Jalan, Prince Jalan, and Prince Jalan, with “looking good” a distant fourth, I took the opportunity to resume running away. I find that the main thing about success is the ability to act in the moment. A hero attacks in the moment; a good coward runs in it. The rest of the world waits for the next moment and ends up as crow food.”
Mark Lawrence, Prince of Fools

Toba Beta
“Only the winner and coward may survive.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Toba Beta
“Chirp of coward shouted in crowd,
dare to speak but not to be known.”
Toba Beta

Mark  Lawrence
“It’s often said that cowards make the best torturers. Cowards have good imaginations, imaginations that torment them with all the worst stuff of nightmare, all the horrors that could befall them. This provides an excellent arsenal when it comes to inflicting misery on others. And their final qualification is that they understand the fears of their victim better than the victim does himself.”
Mark Lawrence, Prince of Fools

Rafael Sabatini
“What a man dares to do, he should dare to confess- unless he is a coward.”
Rafael Sabatini, Scaramouche

Dianna Hardy
“I was a coward. I've been a coward. So have you. We've both got blood on our hands. We're not the heroes who saved the world, we're the villains who survived it. I've made my peace with that. You should, too, because guilt is a weight you'll never swim away from.”
Dianna Hardy, Blood Shadow

Sarah  Clay
“Every time I pulled her back in only to disappoint her, I had unintentionally been solidifying what her mum had been telling her all these years. That she wasn’t enough, she wasn’t enough for me to take a chance on her or on us. I’d realised all too late that I was a coward, while she was petrified of never being enough for someone; she kept offering me a chance to prove her worries wrong. She was the strong one here.”
Sarah Clay, Never Enough

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Like shyness, cowardice cannot swim in alcohol.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“The fear of God is one of the most extreme expressions of cowardice.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

“Never be a coward and run...The lesson is in the experience”
Maria Koszler
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Alexandre Dumas
“There are no creatures that walk the earth, not even those animals we have labelled cowards, which will not show courage when required to defend themselves.”
Alexandre Dumas, The Vicomte de Bragelonne

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“At times it is what we do not say, or not saying a thing, that says a lot about us.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Mehmet Murat ildan
“Never be a coward person; but if necessary you can pretend to be coward!”
Mehmet Murat ildan

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