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There are several good protections against temptation, but the surest is cowardice.
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.
Fear has its use but cowardice has none.
To see the right and not to do it is cowardice.
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.
Humor is the most engaging cowardice.
There is a level of cowardice lower than that of the conformist: the fashionable non-conformist.
Cowardice... is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend functioning of the imagination.
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.
Humility is not cowardice. Meekness is not weakness. Humility and meekness are indeed spiritual powers.
The opposite for courage is not cowardice, it is conformity. Even a dead fish can go with the flow.
Patience has its limits. Take it too far, and it's cowardice.
The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it is conformity.
Courage stands halfway between cowardice and rashness, one of which is a lack, the other an excess of courage.
To be one's self, and unafraid whether right or wrong, is more admirable than the easy cowardice of surrender to conformity.
The opposite of bravery is not cowardice but conformity.
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.
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
When cowardice is made respectable, its followers are without number both from among the weak and the strong; it easily becomes a fashion.
Courage is often lack of insight, whereas cowardice in many cases is based on good information.
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.
Patience has its limits, take it too far and it's cowardice.
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.
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.
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
Falsehood is cowardice, the truth courage.
Valor lies just halfway between rashness and cowardice.
Miguel de Cervantes
True valor lies between cowardice and rashness.
Miguel de Cervantes
Cowardice and courage are never without a measure of affectation. Nor is love. Feelings are never true. They play with their mirrors.
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