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)

True valor lies between cowardice and rashness.
- Miguel de Cervantes
(Keywords: Cowardice, Lies, Valor)

Valor lies just halfway between rashness and cowardice.
- Miguel de Cervantes
(Keywords: Cowardice, Lies, Valor)

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)

Suicide sometimes proceeds from cowardice, but not always; for cowardice sometimes prevents it; since as many live because they are afraid to die, as die because they are afraid to live.
- Charles Caleb Colton
(Keywords: Cowardice, Suicide)

To see the right and not to do it is cowardice.
- Confucius
(Keywords: Cowardice, Right)

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)

Humanitarianism is the expression of stupidity and cowardice.
- Adolf Hitler
(Keywords: Cowardice, Expression, Stupidity)

When cowardice is made respectable, its followers are without number both from among the weak and the strong; it easily becomes a fashion.
- Eric Hoffer
(Keywords: Cowardice, Fashion, Followers)

There is a point at which the law becomes immoral and unethical. That point is reached when it becomes a cloak for the cowardice that dares not stand up against blatant violations of justice.
- Kurt Huber
(Keywords: Cowardice, Justice, Law)

Patience has its limits. Take it too far, and it's cowardice.
- George Jackson
(Keywords: Cowardice, Limits, Patience)

Patience has its limits, take it too far and it's cowardice.
- Holbrook Jackson
(Keywords: Cowardice, Limits, Patience)

We ought instead of retreating should follow up the enemy and take Richmond. And in full view of all responsible for such declaration, I say to you all, such an order can only be prompted by cowardice or treason.
- Philip Kearny
(Keywords: Cowardice, Enemy, Order, Treason)

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)

Humility is not cowardice. Meekness is not weakness. Humility and meekness are indeed spiritual powers.
- Swami Sivananda
(Keywords: Cowardice, Humility, Spiritual, Weakness)

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)

Ah, yes, superstition: it would appear to be cowardice in face of the supernatural.
- Theophrastus
(Keywords: Cowardice, Supernatural)

There are several good protections against temptation, but the surest is cowardice.
- Mark Twain
(Keywords: Cowardice, Temptation)

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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