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Battle is the most magnificent competition in which a human being can indulge. It brings out all that is best; it removes all that is base. All men are afraid in battle. The coward is the one who lets his fear overcome his sense of duty. Duty is the essence of manhood.
George S. Patton
Some people are cowards... I think by and large a third of people are villains, a third are cowards, and a third are heroes. Now, a villain and a coward can choose to be a hero, but they've got to make that choice.
I know you are here to kill me. Shoot, coward, you are only going to kill a man.
A team is where a boy can prove his courage on his own. A gang is where a coward goes to hide.
I'm not the type of person to give up just because something gets rough. That's a coward. That's not me.
It is vain for the coward to flee; death follows close behind; it is only by defying it that the brave escape.
A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.
I would say that the war correspondent gets more drinks, more girls, better pay, and greater freedom than the soldier, but at this stage of the game, having the freedom to choose his spot and being allowed to be a coward and not be executed for it is his torture.
The coward only threatens when he is safe.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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.
I'm a bit of a coward, and lazy, oddly enough.
An Indian respects a brave man, but he despises a coward.
I am all for cracking down on inappropriate digital behaviour. Too often the connected world is an excuse for some coward hiding behind a keyboard to bully someone else.
All trembling, I reached the Falls of Niagara, and oh, what a scene! My blood shudders still, although I am not a coward, at the grandeur of the Creator's power; and I gazed motionless on this new display of the irresistible force of one of His elements.
John James Audubon
I have always been a coward as a child. I am not very brave. I am very aware of the fact that I am not very gutsy.
A timid person is frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, and a courageous person afterward.
Only the brave know how to forgive... a coward never forgave; it is not in his nature.
A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit.
Luck is everything... My good luck in life was to be a really frightened person. I'm fortunate to be a coward, to have a low threshold of fear, because a hero couldn't make a good suspense film.
You cannot be a hero without being a coward.
George Bernard Shaw
Coward: One who, in a perilous emergency, thinks with his legs.
I've rarely gotten a good review in my life, yet, to paraphrase Noel Coward, I am happy to console myself with the bitter palliative of commercial success.
The coward's weapon, poison.
The difference between a hero and a coward is one step sideways.
That man is not truly brave who is afraid either to seem or to be, when it suits him, a coward.
Edgar Allan Poe
C. S. Lewis
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