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Cowardice Quotes:

Heckling is an act of cowardice. If you want to speak, get up in front of the microphone and speak, don’t sit in the dark hiding. It’s easy to hide and shout and waste people’s time.

Billy Connolly

I often say to people that producing is the best-paid form of cowardice. When you produce things, you almost always get credit if it’s a good record, but you hardly ever get the blame if it’s not! You don’t really take responsibility for your work.

Brian Eno

The seven deadly sins should be updated. We should add an eighth sin: Cowardice.

Gad Saad

Courage is often lack of insight, whereas cowardice in many cases is based on good information.

Peter Ustinov

The notion that the ‘leader’ has the right to ask huge sacrifices of your generation for a notional future paradise – if you’d be good enough to lie down under the wheels of the juggernaut – that sentimental and self-aggrandising rationalisation for brute force and cowardice I felt from adolescence was wrong.

Tom Stoppard

Jesus was loyal to his apostles, with full knowledge of their cowardice. He was loyal to the poor, accepting the criticism of the Pharisees, so the destitute would never feel deserted. He was loyal to his father, accomplishing his will even unto death.

Mother Angelica

Courage enlarges, cowardice diminishes resources. In desperate straits the fears of the timid aggravate the dangers that imperil the brave.

Christian Nestell Bovee

Cowardice and courage are never without a measure of affectation. Nor is love. Feelings are never true. They play with their mirrors.

Jean Baudrillard

That’s the biggest act of cowardice, faking injuries.

Jorge Masvidal

The opposite of bravery is not cowardice but conformity.

Robert Anthony

Patience has its limits. Take it too far, and it’s cowardice.

George Jackson

If you want to send a manuscript, send it to an agent. And send a letter first, asking permission. Launch it into the real world of cold-blooded commercial response, not into the fantasyland of wishful thinking, cowardice and surrender to Resistance.

Steven Pressfield

Alas, nothing reveals man the way war does. Nothing so accentuates in him the beauty and ugliness, the intelligence and foolishness, the brutishness and humanity, the courage and cowardice, the enigma.

Oriana Fallaci

Let’s stop hiding behind a pseudo-respect of cultures, in a sickening relativism that’s only a mask for our cowardice, our cynicism, and our powerlessness. I, born Muslim, Moroccan, and French, I will say it to you: Sharia makes me vomit.

Leila Slimani

Falsehood is cowardice, the truth courage.

Hosea Ballou

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

Ah, yes, superstition: it would appear to be cowardice in face of the supernatural.

Theophrastus

There’s nothing but brutality and bravery or cowardice that comes out of war. That’s pretty much it.

Michael Cimino

I think there’s quite a lot of cowardice in music. I don’t mind if it goes wrong, I just want to go for it.

Sophie Ellis-Bextor

Patience has its limits, take it too far and it’s cowardice.

Holbrook Jackson

Japan’s biggest problems are conservatism and cowardice.

Tadashi Yanai

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

God did not give you the spirit of cowardice.

Joseph Barber Lightfoot

Moral cowardice that keeps us from speaking our minds is as dangerous to this country as irresponsible talk.

Margaret Chase Smith

I hate liberality – nine times out of ten it is cowardice, and the tenth time lack of principle.

Henry Addington

Since cowardice must occur at a time and place where an enemy either has already appeared or may yet turn up, servicemen in peacetime – and ordinary civilians – can breathe a sigh of relief. If you are yellow-bellied back home, you’re not technically a coward.

Charles Duhigg

To see the right and not to do it is cowardice.

Confucius

The opposite for courage is not cowardice, it is conformity. Even a dead fish can go with the flow.

Jim Hightower

On some positions, 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?’

Martin Luther King, Jr.

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

Mark Twain

Fear has its use but cowardice has none.

Mahatma Gandhi

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

Cowardice… is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend functioning of the imagination.

Ernest Hemingway

Humor is the most engaging cowardice.

Robert Frost

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

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

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

Ayn Rand

Suspicion is only another form of cowardice. The man who suspects constantly suspects because he is afraid. Whenever you find a man with a free, frank, generous, brave nature, you will find that man without suspicion.

Robert Green Ingersoll

Courage stands halfway between cowardice and rashness, one of which is a lack, the other an excess of courage.

Plutarch

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

We know that in tough times, cynicism is just another way to give up, and in the military, we consider cynicism or giving up simply as forms of cowardice.

Jim Mattis

Valor lies just halfway between rashness and cowardice.

Miguel de Cervantes

True valor lies between cowardice and rashness.

Miguel de Cervantes

‘Get along, go along’ is not an inspirational philosophy, and only God knows how much moral cowardice it has covered up over the years. Serve your time, collect your chits, and cash ’em in for your home state? No, I’d say we could ask for more than that from our senators.

Molly Ivins

Christians take Scriptures out of context to try to justify or to vindicate retreat and cowardice.

Randall Terry

The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it is conformity.

Rollo May

The origin of the absurd idea of immortal life is easy to discover; it is kept alive by hope and fear, by childish faith, and by cowardice.

Clarence Darrow

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

The Americans I know are not willing to abandon our police and our great Democratic experiment to the pathetic cowardice – or worse – of the progressive Left.

David A. Clarke, Jr.

Humility is not cowardice. Meekness is not weakness. Humility and meekness are indeed spiritual powers.

Swami Sivananda

Extremism thrives amid ignorance and anger, intimidation and cowardice.

Hillary Clinton

What is Cowardice ?

Cowardice is a feature in which excessive fear and excessive self-interest override doing or telling others what is right, good and helpful in times of need. It’s the contrary of bravery. As a label, “cowardice” shows a lack of personality in the face. A coward is thought to succumb to cowardice. Many military judicial codes prohibit combat cowardice as a death-penalty crime (please note the sentence: “dawn shot”).

Like an behavior or characteristic that many current communities require, cowardice is a function that is stigmatized and/or punished by many societies and their agents.