cowardice

A Quote by Mignon McLaughlin on bravery and cowardice

Even cowards can endure hardship; only the brave can endure suspense.

Mignon McLaughlin (1915 -)

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A Quote by Mark Twain on cowardice

The human race is a race of cowards; and I am not only marching in that procession but carrying a banner.

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

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A Quote by Mark Twain on cowardice and good

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

Mark Twain (1835 - 1910)

Source: Following the Equator, 1897

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A Quote by Joseph Epstein on ambition, birth, choice, circumstances, country, cowardice, death, decisions, destiny, history, indifference, life, parenthood, purpose, time, and universe

We do not choose to be born. We do not choose our parents. We do not choose our historical epoch, or the country of our birth, or the immediate circumstances of our upbringing. We do not, most of us, choose to die; nor do we choose the time or conditions of our death. But within all this realm of choicelessness, we do choose how we shall live: courageously or in cowardice, honorably or dishonorably, with purpose or adrift. We decide what is important and what is trivial in life. We decide that what makes us significant is either what we do or what we refuse to do. But no matter how indifferent the universe may be to our choices and decisions, these choices and decisions are ours to make. We decide. We choose. And as we decide and choose, so are our lives formed. In the end, forming our own destiny is what ambition is about.

Joseph Epstein

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A Quote by John Tobin on cowardice, flattery, kindness, and women

The man that lays his hand upon a woman, Save in the way of kindness, is a wretch Whom't were gross flattery to name a coward.

John Tobin (1770 - 1804)

Source: The Honeymoon. Act ii. Sc. 1.

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A Quote by John Adams on country, cowardice, freedom, hypocrisy, laws, liberty, names, and suffering

Be not intimidated, therefore, by any terrors, from publishing with the utmost freedom whatever can be warranted by the laws of your country; nor suffer yourselves to be wheedled out of your liberty by any pretenses of politeness, delicacy, or decency. These, as they are often used, are but three different names for hypocrisy, chicanery, and cowardice.

John Adams (1735 - 1826)

Source: Dissertation on the Canon and the Feudal Law, 1765.

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A Quote by Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe on cowardice

The coward threatens when he is safe.

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749 - 1832)

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A Quote by Jean Paul Richter on courage, cowardice, danger, time, and timidity

A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterward.

Jean Paul Richter (1763 - 1825)

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on bravery, cowardice, fame, justice, nobility, profit, prosperity, sharing, spirit, and truth

Then to side with Truth is noble when we share her wretched crust, Ere her cause bring fame and profit, and 't is prosperous to be just; Then it is the brave man chooses, while the coward stands aside, Doubting in his abject spirit, till his Lord is crucified.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: The Present Crisis.

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A Quote by Hosea Ballou on courage, cowardice, falsehood, and truth

Falsehood is cowardice, the truth courage.

Hosea Ballou (1771 - 1852)

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