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Cowardice Quotes

cowardice quotes

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

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

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

The opposite of bravery is not cowardice but conformity.Robert Anthony

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

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

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

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

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

Fear has its use but cowardice has none.Mahatma Gandhi

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

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

Patience has its limits, take it too far and it's cowardice.Holbrook Jackson

God did not give you the spirit of cowardice.Joseph Barber Lightfoot

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

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

Because at bottom, I'm interested in fear, and in courage and cowardice and these are easier to get at through fiction, where you can enter people's heads.Kevin Patterson

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

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

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