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  Between two cowards, he has the advantage who first detects the other.  
 -  Italian proverb
  

  Cowards don't play at cards.  
 -  Russian proverb
  

  Cowards have no luck.  
 -  German proverb
  

  The real coward runs even if he is not wounded.  
 -  Philippine proverb
  

  One who oppresses others is always a coward.  
 -  Chinese proverb
  

  Even a coward pursues him who runs away.  
 -  Czech proverb
  

  A cowardly hyena lives longer.  
 -  African proverb, Tongan
  

  Make a coward fight and he will kill the devil.  
 -  English proverb
  

  Nobody is a coward when his rights are trampled upon.  
 -  Philippine proverb
  

  The cowards never started and the weak died along the way.  
 -  American proverb
  

  A coward has no scar.  
 -  African proverb, Shona
  

  The brave one lives as long as the coward lets him.  
 -  Mexican proverb
  

  To evade danger is not cowardice.  
 -  Philippine proverb
  

  To sin by silence, when they should protest, makes cowards of men.  
 -  Abraham Lincoln
  

  No argument, no matter how convincing, will give courage to a coward.  
 -  Aesop
  

  He who despairs of the human condition is a coward, but he who has hope for it is a fool.  
 -  Albert Camus
  

  Fear of ridicule begets the worst cowardice.  
 -  Andre Gide
  

  The brave man inattentive to his duty, is worth little more to his country than the coward who deserts in the hour of danger.  
 -  Andrew Jackson
  

  We must be neither cowardly nor rash but courageous.  
 -  Aristotle
  

  I loathe people who keep dogs. They are cowards who haven't got the guts to bite people themselves.  
 -  August Strindberg
  

  There is a level of cowardice lower than that of the conformist: The fashionable non-conformist.  
 -  Ayn Rand
  

  Great occasions do not make heroes or cowards; they simply unveil them to the eyes of men.  
 -  Bishop Westcott
  

  The difference between a brave man and a coward is a coward thinks twice before jumping in the cage with a lion. The brave man doesn't know what a lion is. He just thinks he does.  
 -  Charles Bukowski
  

  In a word, I was too cowardly to do what I knew to be right, as I had been too cowardly to avoid doing what I knew to be wrong.  
 -  Charles Dickens
  

  To see what is right and not do it is the worst cowardice.  
 -  Confucius
  

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

  It is better to be the widow of a hero than the wife of a coward.  
 -  Dolores Ibarruri
  

  All men would be cowards if they could.  
 -  Earl Rochester
  

  That man is not truly brave who is afraid either to seem or to be, when it suits him, a coward.  
 -  Edgar Allan Poe
  

  A conservative is a man who is too cowardly to fight and too fat to run.  
 -  Elbert Hubbard
  

  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
  

  Cowardice, as distinguished from panic, is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend the functioning of the imagination.  
 -  Ernest Hemingway
  

  A coward turns away. But a brave man's choice is danger.  
 -  Euripides
  

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

  A sober man may become a drunkard through being a coward. A brave man may become a coward through being a drunkard.  
 -  G. K. Chesterton
  

  The difference between a hero and a coward is one step sideways.  
 -  Gene Hackman
  

  Hatred is the coward's revenge for being intimidated.  
 -  George Bernard Shaw
  

  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.  
 -  George Bernard Shaw
  

  Any coward can fight a battle when he's sure of winning, but give me the man who has pluck to fight when he's sure of losing. That's my way, sir; and there are many victories worse than a defeat.  
 -  George Eliot
  

  Coward: someone who in a bad situation thinks with his feet.  
 -  George S. Patton
  

  All men are timid on entering any fight. Whether it is the first or the last fight, all of us are timid. Cowards are those who let their timidity get the better of their manhood.  
 -  George S. Patton
  

  When the adulation of life is gone, the coward sneaks to his death, but the brave live on.  
 -  George Sewell
  

  If we assume that man actually does resemble God, then we are forced into the impossible theory that God is a coward, an idiot and a bounder.  
 -  H. L. Mencken
  

  The difference between a hero and a coward is one step sideways.  
 -  Gene Hackman
  

  Hatred is the coward's revenge for being intimidated.  
 -  George Bernard Shaw
  

  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.  
 -  George Bernard Shaw
  

  Any coward can fight a battle when he's sure of winning, but give me the man who has pluck to fight when he's sure of losing. That's my way, sir; and there are many victories worse than a defeat.  
 -  George Eliot
  

  Coward: someone who in a bad situation thinks with his feet.  
 -  George S. Patton
  

  All men are timid on entering any fight. Whether it is the first or the last fight, all of us are timid. Cowards are those who let their timidity get the better of their manhood.  
 -  George S. Patton
  

  When the adulation of life is gone, the coward sneaks to his death, but the brave live on.  
 -  George Sewell
  

  If we assume that man actually does resemble God, then we are forced into the impossible theory that God is a coward, an idiot and a bounder.  
 -  H. L. Mencken
  

  If you define cowardice as running away at the first sign of danger, screaming and tripping and begging for mercy, then yes, Mr. Brave man, I guess I'm a coward.  
 -  Jack Handy
  

  Some guys are the type of people who bring brass knuckles to a fight. I've always thought it prudent to bring some running shoes.  
 -  Jarod Kintz
  

  A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterward.  
 -  Jean Paul Friedrich Richter
  

  The greatest braggarts are usually the biggest cowards.  
 -  Jean-Jacques Rousseau
  

  It is the coward who fawns upon those above him. It is the coward who is insolent whenever he dares be so.  
 -  Junius
  

  Fear has its use but cowardice has none.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  Fearlessness is the first requisite of spirituality. Cowards can never be moral.  
 -  Mahatma Gandhi
  

  There are several good protections against temptation, but the surest is cowardice.  
 -  Mark Twain
  

  Cowardice asks the question, 'Is it safe?' Expediency asks the question, 'Is it politic?' And Vanity comes along and asks the question, 'Is it popular?' But Conscience asks the question Is it right? And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because Conscience tells him it is right.  
 -  Martin Luther King Jr.
  

  Faint heart never won fair lady.  
 -  Miguel de Cervantes
  

  White boy, faggot, you can't touch me, you're not man enough, I eat your ass all alive, you bitch, can't anybody in here fuck with this, this is the ultimate. Fuck you, you hoe! Come say it to my face, you bitch. Come on you bitch, you're a scared coward, you're not man enough to fuck with me, you can't last two minutes in my world bitch. Look you scared now, you hoe. Scared like a little cracker bitch. Scared of the real man! I'll fuck you till you love me.  
 -  Mike Tyson, to a reporter
  

  Young men go to war. Sometimes because they are have to, sometimes because they want to. Always, they feel they are supposed to. This comes from the sad, layered stories of life, which over the centuries have seen courage confused with picking up arms, and cowardice confused with laying them down.  
 -  Mitch Albom
  

  A dog barks when his master is attacked. I would be a coward if I saw that God's truth is attacked and yet would remain silent.  
 -  Pearl S. Buck
  

  A light supper, a good night's sleep, and a fine morning have sometimes made a hero of the same man who, by an indigestion, a restless night, and a rainy morning would have proved a coward.  
 -  Philip Dormer Stanhope
  

  The idea of hell was born of ignorance, brutality, fear, cowardice, and revenge. This idea testifies that our remote ancestors were the lowest beasts.  
 -  Robert G. Ingersoll
  

  It is better to be killed than frightened to death.  
 -  Robert S. Surtees
  

  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.  
 -  Samuel Johnson
  

  The coward regards himself as cautious, the miser as thrifty.  
 -  Syrus
  

  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
  

  A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit.  
 -  Thomas Jefferson
  

  I'm in an abusive relationship with life. It keeps beating the hell out of me and I'm too cowardly to leave it.  
 -  Unknown
  

  Anger is just a cowardly extension of sadness. It's a lot easier to be angry at someone than it is to tell them you're hurt.  
 -  Unknown
  

  You've got to keep yourself in prime physical condition, because fatigue makes cowards of us all.  
 -  Vince Lombardi
  

  True courage is completing the things you say while cowardice is just saying the things you wish to complete.  
 -  William Barrett Travis
  

  Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.  
 -  William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar