Quotations on Cowardice

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I hate liberality - nine times out of ten it is cowardice, and the tenth time lack of principle.
- Henry Addington
(Keywords: Time, Cowardice, Hate, Liberality)

A high heart ought to bear calamities and not flee them, since in bearing them appears the grandeur of the mind and in fleeing them the cowardice of the heart.
- Pietro Aretino
(Keywords: Heart, Cowardice, Mind)

To run away from trouble is a form of cowardice and, while it is true that the suicide braves death, he does it not for some noble object but to escape some ill.
- Aristotle
(Keywords: Death, Cowardice, Suicide, Trouble)

Falsehood is cowardice, the truth courage.
- Hosea Ballou
(Keywords: Truth, Courage, Cowardice, Falsehood)

Cowardice and courage are never without a measure of affectation. Nor is love. Feelings are never true. They play with their mirrors.
- Jean Baudrillard
(Keywords: Love, Feelings, Courage, Affectation, Cowardice, Measure, Play)

Fear has nothing to do with cowardice. A fellow is only yellow when he lets his fear make him quit.
- Jerome Cady
(Keywords: Fear, Cowardice, Nothing)

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.
- Edwin Hubbel Chapin
(Keywords: Men, Courage, Bravery, Cowardice, Opinion, Public, Public opinion, Will, World)

Women have not yet realized the cowardice that resides, for if they should decide to do so, they would be able to fight you until death; and to prove that I speak the truth, amongst so many women, I will be the first to act, setting an example for them to follow.
- Veronica Franco
(Keywords: Women, Truth, Death, Act, Cowardice, Example, Fight, First, Will)

The opposite for courage is not cowardice, it is conformity. Even a dead fish can go with the flow.
- Jim Hightower
(Keywords: Courage, Conformity, Cowardice, Fish)

God did not give you the spirit of cowardice.
- Joseph Barber Lightfoot
(Keywords: God, Cowardice, Spirit)

When you disarm the people, you commence to offend them and show that you distrust them either through cowardice or lack of confidence, and both of these opinions generate hatred.
- Niccolo Machiavelli
(Keywords: People, Confidence, Cowardice, Distrust, Hatred, Opinions)

Courage stands halfway between cowardice and rashness, one of which is a lack, the other an excess of courage.
- Plutarch
(Keywords: Courage, Cowardice, Excess)

I hate those men who would send into war youth to fight and die for them; the pride and cowardice of those old men, making their wars that boys must die.
- Mary Roberts Rinehart
(Keywords: Men, War, Boys, Cowardice, Fight, Hate, Old, Pride, Youth)

They tell us that suicide is the greatest piece of cowardice... that suicide is wrong; when it is quite obvious that there is nothing in the world to which every man has a more unassailable title than to his own life and person.
- Arthur Schopenhauer
(Keywords: Life, Cowardice, Man, Nothing, Obvious, Suicide, World, Wrong)

Moral cowardice that keeps us from speaking our minds is as dangerous to this country as irresponsible talk.
- Margaret Chase Smith
(Keywords: Country, Cowardice, Talk)

Courage is often lack of insight, whereas cowardice in many cases is based on good information.
- Peter Ustinov
(Keywords: Courage, Cowardice, Information)

To be one's self, and unafraid whether right or wrong, is more admirable than the easy cowardice of surrender to conformity.
- Irving Wallace
(Keywords: Conformity, Cowardice, Right, Self, Surrender, Wrong)

If pessimism is despair, optimism is cowardice and stupidity. Is there any need to choose between them?
- Francis Parker Yockey
(Keywords: Optimism, Pessimism, Cowardice, Despair, Stupidity)

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