A moral coward, you see, is simply someone who has read the fine print on the back of his Birth Certificate and seen the little clause which says "You can't win."
None but a coward dares to boast that he has never known fear.Ferdinand Foch
He has no enemy, you say; My friend your boast is poor, He who hath mingled in the fray Of duty that the brave endure Must have made foes. If he has none Small is the work that he has done. He has hit no traitor on the hip; Has cast no cup from perjured lip; Has never turned the wrong to right; Has been a coward in the fight.
I know him a notorious liar, Think him a great way fool, solely a coward; Yet these fix'd evils sit so fit in him, That they take place, when virtue's steely bones Look bleak i' the cold wind.william shakespeare
None but a coward dares to boast that he has never known fear.
I'd rather die like a man, than live like a coward.Tupac Shakur
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, without giving any sound.pearl buck
There is but one coward on earth, and that is the coward that dare not know.w. e. b. dubois
Only the brave know how to forgive...A coward never forgave; it is not in his nature.Laurence Sterne
Come back again, old heart! Ah me! Methinks in those thy coward fears There might, perchance, a courage be, That fails in these the manlier years; Courage to let the courage sink, Itself a coward base to think, Rather than not for heavenly light Wait on to show the truly right.arthur hugh clough
He is a dissimulator, a back-pedaler, a coward, and a self-serving ignoramus. In other words, he’s a politician.jerry coyne
A coward turns away, but a brave man's choice is danger.Euripides
"I dare the truth, Elaida," Egwene said quietly. "you are a coward and a tyrant. I'd name you Darkfriend as well, but I suspect that the Dark One would perhaps be embarrassed to associate with you."robert jordan
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 russell lowell
Thou tell'st me there is murder in mine eye; 'Tis pretty, sure, and very probable, That eyes, that are the frail'st and softest things, Who shut their coward gates on atomies, Should be call'd tyrants, butchers, murderers!william shakespeare
If this coward could have done this with this much hate, imagine what we can do with this much love.
No coward soul is mine, No trembler in the world 's storm -troubled sphere: I see Heaven's glories shine, And Faith shines equal, arming me from Fear .
A coward turns away, but a brave man's choice is danger.
Then yield thee, coward, And live to be the show and gaze o' the time.
O coward conscience, how dost thou afflict me!