Coward Quotes

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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
“If you build the guts to do something, anything, then you better save enough to face the consequences.”
Criss Jami, Killosophy

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

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

W.E.B. Du Bois
“There is but one coward on earth, and that is the coward that dare not know.”
W.E.B. DuBois, Dusk of Dawn: An Essay Toward an Autobiography of a Race Concept

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

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

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

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

James Baldwin
“Perhaps he is a fool or a coward but almost everybody is one or the other and most people are both.”
James Baldwin, Giovanni's Room

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

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

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

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

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

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

“My heart's scripture tastes
foreign in the mouths of
cowards and on the tongues of
those who have never breathed in
the moon and breathed out the world.”
D. Antoinette Foy

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

Lailah Gifty Akita
“To be cruel is to be coward.”
Lailah Gifty Akita

Henry V. O'Neil
“This is what I hate most about guys like you. You didn't even try.”
Henry V. O'Neil, Dire Steps

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Just because we choose to do nothing doesn’t mean that nothing will happen because we did nothing.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

Craig D. Lounsbrough
“Bravery is to acknowledge that we are cowards who have committed ourselves to keeping our cowardice on a very short leash.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“The mob, the audience of the coward.”
Mecha Constantine
tags: coward, mob

“A cosmopolite write not for the mob. The mob is the audience of a coward.”
Mecha Constantine

“A coward is brave only when armed with power and authority; a truly courageous one can fight even when unarmed”
Mahua Moitra

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