46 Quotes About Cowardness

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Being thought of as a coward is one of the worst insults that can be given to you. From shame to demoralizing feelings, here is a look at some of the best quotes about cowardice that are inspiring.

“A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.”

“A man don’t need to act tough if he is. Men that put on a show are spineless more often than not.”

“A man that flies from his fear may find that he has only taken a short cut to meet it.”

“A team is where a boy can prove his courage on his own. A gang is where a coward goes to hide.”

“Being afraid you’ll look like a coward is the worst reason for doing anything.”

“But often life asks much of you, and you either honor life by answering with all your heart, or you cower your way into your grave.”

“But the only way never to do the wrong thing is never to do anything.”

“Conscience and cowardice are really the same things, Basil. Conscience is the trade-name of the firm. That is all.”

“Cowardice rightly understood begins with selfishness and ends with shame.”

“Cowards make the best torturers. Cowards understand fear and they can use it.”

“Do not be afraid. Because if you let these fears consume you, you’ll most likely fail even before everything else starts.”

“Fear has no brains; it is an idiot. The dismal witness that it bears and the cowardly counsel that it whispers are unrelated.”

“Fear of ridicule begets the worst cowardice.”

“Great occasions do not make heroes or cowards; they simply unveil them to the eyes of men. Silently and perceptibly, as we wake or sleep, we grow strong or weak; and last some crisis shows what we have become. ”

“Haters and bullies are always cowards, you know. They like to pick on little guys.”

“Hatred is the coward’s revenge for being intimidated.”

“He must not merely cling to life, for then he will be a coward, and will not escape. He must not merely wait for death, for then he will be a suicide, and will not escape.”

“I do not wish to be a coward like the father of mankind and throw the blame upon a woman.”

“I think before I act—and then think again. I am not entirely a coward, but I do not lose myself in action as you do.”

“I was a coward. I went to the war.”

“If you don’t make a few ememies now and then, you’re a coward-or worse. Besides, it as worth it to see his reaction. Oh, he was angry!”

“If you go to your death rather than do everything you might to prevent what is happening, you are merely committing suicide and trying to make yourself feel better about it. That is the act of a coward. It is beneath contempt.”

“If you run from enemy fire, I’ll make you wash dishes for the rest of your life!”

“I’m astounded whenever I finish something. Astounded and distressed. My perfectionist instinct should inhibit me from finishing: it should inhibit me from even beginning. ”

“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.”

“In self-defense and in defense of the innocent, cowardice is the only sin.”

“It is better by noble boldness to run the risk of being subject to half of the evils we anticipate than to remain in cowardly listlessness for fear of what might happen.”

“It is for your own good to love a dare-devil rather than a holy coward. A dare-devil is a unique devil, battling your fears, your pains, conquering your uncertainties, carrying you his arms, and flying out of the corrosive fire. ”

“It may…be judged indecent in me to come forward on this occasion; but when I see a fellow-creature about to perish through the cowardice of her pretended friends, I wish to be allowed to speak, that I may say what I know of her character.”

“Like a fellow running from or toward a gun ain’t got time to worry whether the word for what he is doing is courage or cowardice.”

“Long before morning I knew that what I was seeking to discover was a thing I’d always known. ”

“Most civilization is based on cowardice. It’s so easy to civilize by teaching cowardice. You water down the standards which would lead to bravery.”

“One must pray first, but afterwards one must help oneself. God does not care for cowards.”

“Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.”

“Some have been thought brave because they were afraid to run away.”

“Superstition would seem to be simply cowardice in regard to the supernatural.”

“The nation that will insist on drawing a broad line of demarcation between the fighting man and the thinking man is liable to find its fighting done by fools and its thinking done by cowards.”

“The real hero is always a hero by mistake; he dreams of being an honest coward like everybody else.”

“There is more to joy than looking only for affirmation; refusing to be challenged is the only bigotry.”

“Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it.”

“To say you have no choice is to relieve yourself of responsibility.”

“Tolerance of intolerance is cowardice.”

“We believe that preparation eradicates cowardice, which we define as the failure to act in the midst of fear.”

“We may place blame, give reasons, and even have excuses; but in the end, it is an act of cowardice to not follow your dreams.”

“When all this is over, people will try to blame the Germans alone, and the Germans will try to blame the Nazis alone, and the Nazis will try to blame Hitler alone.”

“You’re gutless. It’s how you were made. And that’s not such a bad thing because your saving grace is that you’ve never lied to yourself about it. ”

There are many ways to go about dealing with being a coward.