Cowardice And Courage Famous Quotes & Sayings

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Pinterest Share on Linkedin

82 Cowardice And Courage Famous Sayings, Quotes and Quotation.

Cowardice And Courage Sayings By Samuel Johnson: In the bottle discontent seeks for comfort, cowardice for courage, and bashfulness for confidence. In the bottle discontent seeks for comfort, cowardice for courage, and bashfulness for confidence. — Samuel Johnson
More Pictures »
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By Ralph Waldo Emerson: But, if we explore the literature of Heroism, we shall quickly come to Plutarch, who But, if we explore the literature of Heroism, we shall quickly come to Plutarch, who is its Doctor and historian. To him we owe the Brasidas, the Dion, the Epaminodas, the Scipio of old, and I must think we are more deeply indebted to him than to all the ancient writers. Each of his "Lives" is a refutation to the despondency and cowardice of our religious and political theorists. A wild courage, a Stoicism not of the schools, but of the blood, shines in every anecdote, and had given that book immense fame. — Ralph Waldo Emerson
More Pictures »
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By Swami Vivekananda: We are for ever trying to make our weakness look like strength, our sentiment like We are for ever trying to make our weakness look like strength, our sentiment like love, our cowardice like courage, and so on. — Swami Vivekananda
More Pictures »
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn: The price of cowardice will only be evil. We shall reap courage and victory only The price of cowardice will only be evil. We shall reap courage and victory only when we dare to make sacrifices. — Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
More Pictures »
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By Julian Barnes: Being a hero was much easier than being a coward. To be a hero, you Being a hero was much easier than being a coward. To be a hero, you only had to be brave for a moment - when you took out the gun, threw the bomb, pressed the detonator, did away with the tyrant, and away with yourself as well. But to be a coward was to embark on a career that lasted a lifetime. You couldn't ever relax. You had to anticipate the next occasion when you would have to make excuses for yourself, dither, cringe, reacquaint yourself with the taste of rubber boots and the state of your own fallen, abject character. Being a coward required pertinacity, persistence, a refusal to change - which made it, in a way, a kind of courage. — Julian Barnes
More Pictures »
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By Kamila Shamsie: So she became a woman who held her head high, not in arrogance, or contempt, So she became a woman who held her head high, not in arrogance, or contempt, but because she knew that it was a form of cowardice to make a choice and then pretend you didn't really make it — Kamila Shamsie
More Pictures »
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By Mas Oyama: Each of us has his cowardice. Each of us is afraid to lose, afraid to Each of us has his cowardice. Each of us is afraid to lose, afraid to die. But hanging back is the way to remain a coward for life. The Way to find courage is to seek it on the field of conflict. And the sure way to victory is willingness to risk one's own life. — Mas Oyama
More Pictures »
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By Sue Limb: Sit down," she said. She pushed the plate across the table towards him. The smell Sit down," she said. She pushed the plate across the table towards him. The smell of the lemon was very alluring. Fred sat down, stirred his coffee, and looked at the cake with a kind of distant admiration.
"Can't quite manage the cake yet," he said. "Too terrified to eat."
"Terrified?" said Jess. "Of what?"
"Well, of you, of course. As you know cowardice is the bedrock of my character. It's taken me hours to summon up the courage to come here. I even had to have a vitamin C tablet. — Sue Limb
More Pictures »
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By Robert Walser: How reprehensible it is when those blessed with commodities insist on ignoring the poor. Better How reprehensible it is when those blessed with commodities insist on ignoring the poor. Better to torment them, force them into indentured servitude, inflict compulsion and blows - this at least produces a connection, fury and a pounding heart, and these too constitute a form of relationship. But to cower in elegant homes behind golden garden gates, fearful lest the breath of warm humankind touch you, unable to indulge in extravagances for fear they might be glimpsed by the embittered oppressed, to oppress and yet lack the courage to show yourself as an oppressor, even to fear the ones you are oppressing, feeling ill at ease in your own wealth and begrudging others their ease, to resort to disagreeable weapons that require neither true audacity nor manly courage, to have money, but only money, without splendor: That's what things look like in our cities at present — Robert Walser
More Pictures »
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By Edgar Rice Burroughs: What--has O-Tar seen an ulsio and fainted?" demanded I-Gos with broad sarcasm."Men have died for What--has O-Tar seen an ulsio and fainted?" demanded I-Gos with broad sarcasm.

"Men have died for less than that, ancient one," E-Thas reminded him.

"I am safe," retorted I-Gos, "for I am not a brave and popular son of the jeddak of Manator. — Edgar Rice Burroughs
More Pictures »
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By Jean Baudrillard: Cowardice and courage are never without a measure of affectation. Nor is love. Feelings are Cowardice and courage are never without a measure of affectation. Nor is love. Feelings are never true. They play with their mirrors. — Jean Baudrillard
More Pictures »
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By E.E. Knight: Does that have to go in?" Lada asked."What do you mean?" Wistala said, brought back Does that have to go in?" Lada asked.
"What do you mean?" Wistala said, brought back to the dictation.
"The battle. Betrayals. Incompetence, even cowardice. Boats falling, mud everywhere, blood running from balconies, carrion birds poking marrow from bones, dwarves hanging from bridges, burned corpses, but worst of all, no hero whose courage and skill is put to the ultimate test."
"They asked for a history, they shall have my history. If someone else will have the battle take place on a spring-green field with pennants at the lance points and songs sung over the honored dead, let them write it thus. This history is a story of death begetting death, and should end with carrion birds, for they are the only ones who come out the better at the end. — E.E. Knight
More Pictures »
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By Plato: If you are willing to reflect on the courage and moderation of other people, you If you are willing to reflect on the courage and moderation of other people, you will find them strange ... they all consider death a great evil ... and the brave among them face death, when they do, for fear of greater evils ... therefore, it is fear and terror that make all men brave, except for philosophers. yet it is illogical to be brave through fear and cowardice ... what of the moderate among them? is their experience not similar? ... they master certain pleasures because they are mastered by others ... i fear this is not the right exchange to attain virtue, to exchange pleasures for pleasures, pains for pains, and fears for fears, the greater for the less like coins, but that they only valid currency for which all these things should be exchanged is wisdom. — Plato
More Pictures »
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By Plutarch: Courage stands halfway between cowardice and rashness, one of which is a lack, the other Courage stands halfway between cowardice and rashness, one of which is a lack, the other an excess of courage. — Plutarch
More Pictures »
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By C.S. Lewis: We have made men proud of most vices, but not of cowardice. Whenever we have We have made men proud of most vices, but not of cowardice. Whenever we have almost succeeded in doing so, God permits a war or an earthquake or some other calamity, and at once courage becomes so obviously lovely and important even in human eyes that all our work is undone, and there is still at least one vice of which they feel genuine shame. The danger of inducing cowardice in our patients, therefore, is lest we produce real self-knowledge and self-loathing, with consequent repentance and humility. — C.S. Lewis
More Pictures »
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By David Mitchell: The lovelorn, the cry-for-helpers, all mawkish tragedians who give suicide a bad name are the The lovelorn, the cry-for-helpers, all mawkish tragedians who give suicide a bad name are the idiots who rush it, like amateur conductors.A true suicide is a paced, disciplined certainty. People pontificate, 'Suicide is selfishness.' Career churchmen like Pater go a step further and call it a cowardly assault on the living. Oafs argue this specious line for varying reasons: to evade fingers of blame, to impress one's audience with one's mental fiber, to vent anger, or just because one lacks the necessary suffering to sympathize. Cowardice is nothing to do with it - suicide takes considerable courage. Japanese have the right idea. No, what's selfish is to demand another to endure an intolerable existence, just to spare families, friends, and enemies a bit of soul-searching. The only selfishness lies in ruining strangers' days by forcing 'em to witness a grotesqueness. — David Mitchell
More Pictures »
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By Dean Koontz: Blood has an oder faint but distinct, of conceit and modesty, of courage and cowardice, Blood has an oder faint but distinct, of conceit and modesty, of courage and cowardice, of charity and greed, of faith and doubt, in short the fragrance of what we might have been and the smell of what we are ... — Dean Koontz
More Pictures »
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By Thomas Gabriel Fischer: I think if you are a musician, and artist, you have to have a certain I think if you are a musician, and artist, you have to have a certain courage. Repeating yourself or photocopying other's art... it's cowardice. If you actually risk your career to do something new, even if it's in a very small way, then it's art. — Thomas Gabriel Fischer
More Pictures »
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By Azar Nafisi: It wasn't courage that motivated this casual, impersonal manner of treating so much pain; it It wasn't courage that motivated this casual, impersonal manner of treating so much pain; it was a special brand of cowardice, a destructive defense mechanism, forcing others to listen to the most horrendous experiences and yet denying them the moment of empathy: don't feel sorry for me; nothing is too big for me to handle. This is nothing, nothing really. — Azar Nafisi
More Pictures »
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By Francois Mauriac: Let us be wary of ready-made ideas about cowardice and courage: the same burden weighs Let us be wary of ready-made ideas about cowardice and courage: the same burden weighs infinitely more heavily on some shoulders than on others. — Francois Mauriac
More Pictures »
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By Paulo Coelho: Playing the part of a charitable soul was only for those who were afraid of Playing the part of a charitable soul was only for those who were afraid of taking a stand in life. It is always far easier to have faith in your own goodness than to confront others and fight for your rights. It is always easier to hear an insult and not retaliate than have the courage to fight back against someone stronger than yourself; we can always say we're not hurt by the stones others throw at us, and it's only at night - when we're alone and our wife or our husband or our school friend is asleep - that we can silently grieve over our own cowardice. — Paulo Coelho
More Pictures »
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By Charles Haddon Spurgeon: It will be well for him if at such times he listens only to his It will be well for him if at such times he listens only to his Master's word, for other and evil advisers come with their suggestions. Despair whispers, "Lie down and die; give it all up." But God would have us put on a cheerful courage, and even in our worst times, rejoice in his love and faithfulness. Cowardice says, "Retreat; go back to the worldling's way of action; you cannot play the Christian's part, it is too difficult. Relinquish your principles." But, however much Satan may urge this course upon you, you cannot follow it if you are a child of God. His divine fiat has bid thee go from strength to strength, and so thou shalt, and neither death nor hell shall turn thee from thy course. What, if for a while thou art called to stand still, yet this is but to renew thy strength for some greater advance in due time. — Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By David Hume: If suicide be supposed a crime, it is only cowardice can impel us to it. If suicide be supposed a crime, it is only cowardice can impel us to it. If it be no crime, both prudence and courage should engage us to rid ourselves at once of existence when it becomes a burden. It is the only way that we can then be useful to society, by setting an example which, if imitated, would preserve every one his chance for happiness in life, and would effectually free him from all danger or misery. — David Hume
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By Umberto Eco: Can you call yourself a coward simply because the courage of others seems to you Can you call yourself a coward simply because the courage of others seems to you out of proportion to the triviality of the occasion? Thus wisdom creates cowards. And thus you miss Opportunity while spending your life on the lookout for it. — Umberto Eco
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By Honore De Balzac: The more he saw, the more he doubted. He watched men narrowly, and saw how, The more he saw, the more he doubted. He watched men narrowly, and saw how, beneath the surface, courage was often rashness; and prudence, cowardice; generosity, a clever piece of calculation; justice, a wrong; delicacy, pusillanimity; honesty, a modus vivendi; and by some strange dispensation of fate, he must see that those who at heart were really honest, scrupulous, just, generous, prudent or brave were held cheaply by their fellow-men.
'What a cold-blooded jest!' said he to himself. 'It was not devised by a God.'
From that time forth he renounced a better world, and never uncovered himself when a Name was pronounced, and for him the carven saints in the churches became works of art — Honore De Balzac
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By Tim O'Brien: They did not submit to the obvious alternative, which was simply to close the eyes They did not submit to the obvious alternative, which was simply to close the eyes and fall. So easy, really. Go limp and tumble to the ground and let the muscles unwind and not speak and not budge until your buddies picked you up and lifted you into the chopper that would roar and dip its nose and carry you off to the world. A mere matter of falling, yet no one ever fell. It was not courage, exactly; the object was not valor. Rather, they were too frightened to be cowards. — Tim O'Brien
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By Fernando Pessoa: I'm astounded whenever I finish something. Astounded and distressed. My perfectionist instinct should inhibit me I'm astounded whenever I finish something. Astounded and distressed. My perfectionist instinct should inhibit me from finishing: it should inhibit me from even beginning. But I get distracted and start doing something. What I achieve is not the product of an act of my will but of my will's surrender. I begin because I don't have the strength to think; I finish because I don't have the courage to quit. This book is my cowardice. — Fernando Pessoa
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By Geraldine Brooks: Are there any two words in all of the English language more closely twinned than Are there any two words in all of the English language more closely twinned than courage and cowardice? I do not think there is a man alive who will not yearn to possess the former and dread to be accused of the latter. One is held to be the apogee of man's character, the other its nadir. An yet, to me the two sit side by side on the circle of life, removed from each other by the merest degree of arc. (MARCH - Chapter 11 - page 168) — Geraldine Brooks
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By Anais Nin: He sat before a note book of blank pages, saying: I swallow my own words. He sat before a note book of blank pages, saying: I swallow my own words. I chew and chew everything until it deteriorates. Every thought or impulse I have is chewed into nothingness. I want to capture all my thoughts at once, but they run in all directions. If I could do this I would be capturing the nimblest of minds, like a shoal of minnows. I would reveal innocence and duplicity, generosity and calculation, fear and cowardice and courage. I want to tell the whole truth, but I cannot tell the whole truth because I would have to write four pages at once, like four columns simultaneously, four pages to the present one, and so I do not write at all. I would have to write backwards, retrace my steps constantly to catch the echoes and overtones. — Anais Nin
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By Richard Dawkins: Our leaders have described the recent atrocity with the customary cliche: mindless cowardice. Mindless may Our leaders have described the recent atrocity with the customary cliche: mindless cowardice. Mindless may be a suitable word for the vandalising of a telephone box. It is not helpful for understanding what hit New York on September 11. Those people were not mindless and they were certainly not cowards. On the contrary, they had sufficiently effective minds braced with an insane courage, and it would pay us mightily to understand where that courage came from. It came from religion ... — Richard Dawkins
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By William Shakespeare: He which hath no stomach to this fight, let him depart, his passport shall be He which hath no stomach to this fight, let him depart, his passport shall be made and crowns for convoy put into his purse. We would not die in that man's company that fears his fellowship, to die with us. — William Shakespeare
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By Tom Coburn: Statesmen exhibit five key commitments: 1) A commitment to principles above politics; 2) An ability Statesmen exhibit five key commitments: 1) A commitment to principles above politics; 2) An ability to compromise without abandoning principle; 3) A commitment to truth over spin; 4) A commitment to courage over cowardice; and 5) A commitment, or willingness, to give up power. — Tom Coburn
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By Adam Lindsay Gordon: So the coward will dare on the gallant horseWhat he never would dare alone,Because he So the coward will dare on the gallant horse
What he never would dare alone,
Because he exults in a borrowed force,
And a hardihood not his own. — Adam Lindsay Gordon
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By Tim O'Brien: All of us, I suppose, like to believe that in a moral emergency we will All of us, I suppose, like to believe that in a moral emergency we will behave like the heroes of our youth, bravely and forthrightly, without thought of personal loss or discredit. Certainly that was my conviction back in the summer of 1968. Tim O'Brien: a secret hero. The Lone Ranger. If the stakes ever became high enough - if the evil were evil enough, if the good were good enough - I would simply tap a secret reservoir of courage that had been accumulating inside me over the years. Courage, I seemed to think, comes to us in finite quantities, like an inheritance, and by being frugal and stashing it away and letting it earn interest, we steadily increase our moral capital in preparation for that day when the account must be drawn down. It was a comforting theory. It dispensed with all those bothersome little acts of daily courage; it offered hope and grace to the repetitive coward; it justified the past while amortizing the future. — Tim O'Brien
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By David McCullough: The year 1776, celebrated as the birth year of the nation and for the signing The year 1776, celebrated as the birth year of the nation and for the signing of the Declaration of Independence, was for those who carried the fight for independence forward a year of all-too-few victories, of sustained suffering, disease, hunger, desertion, cowardice, disillusionment, defeat, terrible discouragement, and fear, as they would never forget, but also of phenomenal courage and bedrock devotion to country, and that, too they would never forget. — David McCullough
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By Chris Hedges: Starbuck especially elucidates this peculiar division between physical and moral courage. The first mate, "while Starbuck especially elucidates this peculiar division between physical and moral courage. The first mate, "while generally abiding firm in the conflict with seas, or winds, or whales, or any of the ordinary irrational horrors of the world, yet cannot withstand those more terrific, because spiritual terrors, which sometimes menace you from the concentrating brow of an enraged and mighty man."52 Starbuck is tormented by his complicity in what he foresees as Ahab's "impious end, but feel that I must help him to it." "But he drilled deep down," Starbuck exclaims, "and blasted all my reason out of me!"53 Moral cowardice like Starbuck's turns us into hostages. Mutiny is the only salvation for the Pequod's crew. And mutiny is our only salvation. — Chris Hedges
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By Louis-Ferdinand Celine: Laziness is almost as compelling as life. The new farce you're having to play crushes Laziness is almost as compelling as life. The new farce you're having to play crushes you with its banality, and all in all it takes more cowardice than courage to start all over again. — Louis-Ferdinand Celine
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By Henry David Thoreau: Whatever your sex or position, life is a battle in which you are to show Whatever your sex or position, life is a battle in which you are to show your pluck, and woe be to the coward. Whether passed on a bed of sickness or a tented field, it is ever the same fair play and admits no foolish distinction. Despair and postponement are cowardice and defeat. Men were born to succeed, not to fail. — Henry David Thoreau
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By John Steinbeck: If the written word has contributed anything at all to our developing species and our If the written word has contributed anything at all to our developing species and our half developed culture, it is this: Great writing has been a staff to lean on, a mother to consult, a wisdom to pick up stumbling folly, a strength in weakness and a courage to support sick cowardice. — John Steinbeck
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By C. JoyBell C.: The problem about cutting out the best of your heart and giving it to people, The problem about cutting out the best of your heart and giving it to people, is that 1. It hurts to do that; and 2. You never know if they are going to throw it away or not. But then you should still do it. Because any other way is cowardice. At the end of the day, it's about being brave and we are only haunted by the ghosts that we trap within ourselves; we are not haunted by the ghosts that we let out. We are haunted by the ghosts that we cover and hide. So you let those ghosts out in that best piece of your heart that you give to someone. And if the other person throws it away? Or doesn't want it to begin with? Someone else will come along one day, cut out from his/her heart that exact same jagged shape that you cut out of your own heart, and make their piece of heart fit into the rest of yours. Wait for that person. And you can fill their missing piece with your soul. — C. JoyBell C.
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By Bangambiki Habyarimana: A coward is a man who'd rather live dead than die alive A coward is a man who'd rather live dead than die alive — Bangambiki Habyarimana
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By David Mitchell: People pontificate, "Suicide is selfishness." Career churchmen like Pater go a step further and call People pontificate, "Suicide is selfishness." Career churchmen like Pater go a step further and call in a cowardly assault on the living. Oafs argue this specious line for varying reason: to evade fingers of blame, to impress one's audience with one's mental fiber, to vent anger, or just because one lacks the necessary suffering to sympathize. Cowardice is nothing to do with it - suicide takes considerable courage. Japanese have the right idea. No, what's selfish is to demand another to endure an intolerable existence, just to spare families, friends, and enemies a bit of soul-searching. — David Mitchell
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By Laura Florand: She loved sinking into her bed on evenings like this, but apparently she shouldn't, because She loved sinking into her bed on evenings like this, but apparently she shouldn't, because it worried her aunts, who thought she ought to be out dancing. It worried her a little bit, too, because what if they were right, and because sometimes a great loneliness welled up in her and threatened all the dams she built to hold it back. You couldn't cure loneliness by wallowing in it, up above the world, on an island removed from everything. She knew that. But she had such a hard time with all the cures. They seemed rough and brusque and brutal, as if they abused her skin with a pot scrubber ... forcing herself into a mass of people, a stranger among strangers ... But it was much more tempting to curl up with a book under her thick white comforter.
Still, sometimes after she curled up, she regretted her lack of courage and felt bleakly lonely.
It was important to have a really good book. — Laura Florand
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By Barack Obama: Lieutenant al-Kaseasbeh's dedication, courage and service to his country and family represent universal human values Lieutenant al-Kaseasbeh's dedication, courage and service to his country and family represent universal human values that stand in opposition to the cowardice and depravity of ISIL, which has been so broadly rejected around the globe. — Barack Obama
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By Edwin Hubbel Chapin: At the bottom of not a little of the bravery that appears in the world, 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
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By Raheel Farooq: Man is weak. Purpose makes him strong. Man is weak. Purpose makes him strong. — Raheel Farooq
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By Thomas S. Monson: Do not yield to Satan's enticements; rather, stand firm for truth. The unsatisfied yearnings of Do not yield to Satan's enticements; rather, stand firm for truth. The unsatisfied yearnings of the soul will not be met by a never-ending quest for joy amidst the thrills of sensation and vice. Vice never leads to virtue. Hate never promotes love. Cowardice never gives courage. Doubt never inspires faith. — Thomas S. Monson
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By Kevin Patterson: Because at bottom, I'm interested in fear, and in courage and cowardice and these are 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
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By Francois De La Rochefoucauld: Perfect courage and utter cowardice are two extremes which rarely occur. Perfect courage and utter cowardice are two extremes which rarely occur. — Francois De La Rochefoucauld
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By John Donne: Between cowardice and despair, valour is gendred. Between cowardice and despair, valour is gendred. — John Donne
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By C. JoyBell C.: He who fights with guns and knives is a coward! For how easy is it He who fights with guns and knives is a coward! For how easy is it to kill with the single pull of a trigger? And how does human flesh stand to a sharpened metal? Even an idiot can kill with a gun and a knife! A man needs no courage at all to stand behind these things that make him feel invincible and bigger than he ever will be! I don't say that no one should fight! Because battles must be fought, and wars will always be won! But let those who fight, fight with bare hands! The measure of true strength! With his hands and feet and nothing but! The country with truly strong men is able to have soldiers that need not a knife, that need no guns! And if you can soar even higher than that; fight with your pens! Let us all write! And see the substance of the man through his philosophies and through his beliefs! And let one philosophy outdo another! Let one belief outlast another! And let this be how we determine the outcome of a war! — C. JoyBell C.
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot De Villeneuve: She bade us remember that it was cowardice to succumb to the greatest misfortunes, and She bade us remember that it was cowardice to succumb to the greatest misfortunes, and that with time and courage there was no evil that could not be remedied. — Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot De Villeneuve
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By Tim O'Brien: Still there was so much to say. How the rain never stopped. How the cold Still there was so much to say. How the rain never stopped. How the cold worked into your bones. Sometimes the bravest thing on earth was to sit through the night and feel the cold in your bones. Courage was not always a matter of yes or no. Sometimes it came in degrees, like the cold; sometimes you were very brave up to a point and then beyond that point you were not so brave. In certain situations you could do incredible things, you could advance toward enemy fire, but in other situations, which were not nearly so bad, you had trouble keeping your eyes open. Sometimes, like that night in the shit field, the difference between courage and cowardice was something small and stupid. — Tim O'Brien
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By George Lincoln Rockwell: A man who knows a thing, recognizes a given danger, and sees with his own A man who knows a thing, recognizes a given danger, and sees with his own eyes the possibility of a remedy, damned well has the duty and the obligation not to work 'silently', but to stand up openly against the evil and for its cure. If he does not do so then he is a faithless, miserable weakling who fails either from cowardice or from laziness and incompetence ... Every last agitator who possesses the courage to defend his opinions with manly forth-rightness, standing on a tavern table among his adversaries, accomplishes more than a thousand of these lying, treacherous sneaks. — George Lincoln Rockwell
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By Stephen E. Ambrose: At dusk, Wakefield "had my most important thought that day." Wading into chest-deep water at At dusk, Wakefield "had my most important thought that day." Wading into chest-deep water at first light that morning, "I found that my legs would hardly hold me up. I thought I was a coward." Then he had discovered that his sea bags with their explosives had filled with water and he was carrying well over 100 pounds. He had used his knife to cut the bags and dump the water, then moved on to do his job. "When I had thought for a moment that I wasn't going to be able to do it, that I was a coward, and then found out that I could do it, you can't imagine how great a feeling that was. Just finding out, yes, I could do what I had volunteered to do. — Stephen E. Ambrose
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By Will Durant: The qualities of character can be arranged in triads, in each of which the first The qualities of character can be arranged in triads, in each of which the first and last qualities will be extremes and vices, and the middle quality a virtue or an excellence. So between cowardice and rashness is courage; between stinginess and extravagance is liberality; between sloth and greed is ambition; between humility and pride is modesty; between secrecy and loquacity, honesty; between moroseness and buffoonery, good humor; between quarrelsomeness and flattery, friendship; between Hamlet's indecisiveness and Quixote's impulsiveness is self-control.49 "Right," then, in ethics or conduct, is not different from "right" in mathematics or engineering; it means correct, fit, what works best to the best result. The — Will Durant
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By Michel De Montaigne: It is the part of cowardice, not of courage, to go and crouch in a It is the part of cowardice, not of courage, to go and crouch in a hole under a massive tomb, to avoid the blows of fortune. — Michel De Montaigne
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By C.S. Lewis: If we promoted justice and charity among men, we should be playing directly into the If we promoted justice and charity among men, we should be playing directly into the Enemy's hands; but if we guide them to the opposite behaviour, this sooner or later produces (for He permits it to produce) a war or a revolution, and the undisguisable issue of cowardice or courage awakes thousands of men from moral stupor. This, indeed, is probably one of the Enemy's motives for creating a dangerous world - a world in which moral issues really come to the point. He sees as well as you do that courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means, at the point of highest reality. A chastity or honesty, or mercy, which yields to danger will be chaste or honest or merciful only on conditions. — C.S. Lewis
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By Dean Koontz: After you have suffered great losses and known much pain, it is not cowardice to After you have suffered great losses and known much pain, it is not cowardice to wish to live henceforth with a minimum of suffering. And one form of heroism, about which few if any films will be made, is having the courage to live without bitterness when bitterness is justified, having the strength to persevere even when perseverance seems unlikely to be rewarded, having the resolution to find profound meaning in life when it seems the most meaningless. — Dean Koontz
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By Gregory David Roberts: What we call cowardice is often just another name for being taken by surprise, and What we call cowardice is often just another name for being taken by surprise, and courage is seldom any better than simply being well prepared. — Gregory David Roberts
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By Miguel De Cervantes: True courage lies in the middle, between cowardice and recklessness. True courage lies in the middle, between cowardice and recklessness. — Miguel De Cervantes
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By Benito Mussolini: Fascism, the more it considers and observes the future and the development of humanity quite Fascism, the more it considers and observes the future and the development of humanity quite apart from political considerations of the moment, believes neither in the possibility nor the utility of perpetual peace. It thus repudiates the doctrine of Pacifism - born of a renunciation of the struggle and an act of cowardice in the face of sacrifice. War alone brings up to its highest tension all human energy and puts the stamp of nobility upon the peoples who have courage to meet it. — Benito Mussolini
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By Lois Lowry: And I could test myself - my own courage - with it, too, because when And I could test myself - my own courage - with it, too, because when the doors at either end of the secret staircase were closed, it was impenetrably dark. I hid in the staircase, shivering with terror, telling the narrative: The little girl was in a dark, dark place but she was very brave ... Sometimes the door at the bottom opened, and a wedge of light sliced up the stairs; a maid, her arms filled with folded laundry, would find me and ask in amazement what I was doing there.
And though I answered lightheartedly that I was playing, the truth is that I was not entirely certain what I was doing there, crouched and frightened in the darkness. Only now, sixty years later, do I see that I was arming myself, rehearsing panic, loss, and helplessness; assessing my own cowardice and courage, and and the same time reassuring myself that the door would always open, that the light would always find its way in. — Lois Lowry
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By Khaled Hosseini: You're gutless. It's how you were made. And that's not such a bad thing because You're gutless. It's how you were made. And that's not such a bad thing because your saving grace is that you've never lied to yourself about it. Not about that. Nothing wrong with cowardice as long as it comes with prudence. But when a coward stops remembering who he is ... God help him. — Khaled Hosseini
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By J.C. Ryle: Young man, be of good courage. Care not for what the world says or thinks: Young man, be of good courage. Care not for what the world says or thinks: you will not be with the world always. Can man save your soul? No. Will man be your judge in the great and dreadful day of account? No. Can man give you a good conscience in life, a good hope in death, a good answer in the morning of resurrection? No! no! no! Man can do nothing of the sort. Then "fear not the reproach of men, neither be afraid of their revilings: for the moth shall eat them up like a garment, and the worm shall eat them like wool" (Isa. 51:7,8). Call to your mind the saying of good Colonel Gardiner: "I fear God, and therefore I have none else to fear." Go and be like him. — J.C. Ryle
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By Jesse Jackson: The trouble is that nonviolence is so often defined as refusal to fight, and that The trouble is that nonviolence is so often defined as refusal to fight, and that is the American definition of cowardice. In fact, marching unarmed against the guns and dogs of the police requires more courage than does aggression. The perverted idea of manhood coming from the barrel of a gun is what keeps people from understanding nonviolence. — Jesse Jackson
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By Oriana Fallaci: Alas, nothing reveals man the way war does. Nothing so accentuates in him the beauty Alas, nothing reveals man the way war does. Nothing so accentuates in him the beauty and ugliness, the intelligence and foolishness, the brutishness and humanity, the courage and cowardice, the enigma. — Oriana Fallaci
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By Barbara Ehrenreich: The very notion of personality, which is what we are trying to get at here, The very notion of personality, which is what we are trying to get at here, seems to have very limited application to me and quite possibly to everyone else. Self is another dodgy concept, since I am, when I subject this 'I' to careful inspection, not much more than a flickering of affinities, habits, memories, and predilections that could go either way- towards neediness or independence for example courage or cowardice. — Barbara Ehrenreich
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By Erica Jong: Many people today believe that cynicism requires courage. Actually, cynicism is the height of cowardice. Many people today believe that cynicism requires courage. Actually, cynicism is the height of cowardice. It is innocence and open-heartedness that requires the true courage-however often we are hurt as a result of it. — Erica Jong
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By Miguel De Cervantes: Valor lies just halfway between rashness and cowardice. Valor lies just halfway between rashness and cowardice. — Miguel De Cervantes
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By J.K. Rowling: Only the difference between truth and lies, courage and cowardice. Only the difference between truth and lies, courage and cowardice. — J.K. Rowling
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By Brooke Foss Westcott: Great occasions do not make heroes or cowards; they simply unveil them to the eyes Great occasions do not make heroes or cowards; they simply unveil them to the eyes of men. Silently and perceptibly, as we wake or sleep, we grow strong or weak; and last some crisis shows what we have become. — Brooke Foss Westcott
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By Sherry Thomas: I despaired for a while during the rail journey-how did one deal with such ingrainedcowardice? I despaired for a while during the rail journey-how did one deal with such ingrained
cowardice? Then I realized that there is no such thing as courage in the absence of cowardice.
Courage is also a choice: It's what happens when one refuses to give in to fear."
She rested her head against the bedpost and gazed at him. "Your trust gives me courage."
He understood her perfectly. "And your courage gives me faith."
She smiled a little. "Do you trust me?"
"Yes," he answered without any hesitation.
"Then trust me when I say that we will be all right."
He trusted her. And he knew then that they would be all right, the two of them. Together. — Sherry Thomas
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By Mokokoma Mokhonoana: A writer is merely a reader that had the guts to be read, and, heard. A writer is merely a reader that had the guts to be read, and, heard. — Mokokoma Mokhonoana
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By Laura Kinsale: I think,' Olympia said slowly, 'that I know you quite well.' She looked down at I think,' Olympia said slowly, 'that I know you quite well.' She looked down at the deck and added in a carefully mild voice, 'You can be a scoundrel; I know that. You stole from me and betrayed me and lied to me. You have no morals and no ideals; you think of yourself first and you're a coward sometimes on that account.' She hesitated, chewing her lip. 'What people call a coward, anyway. I don't know what cowardice is anymore. I don't know what heroism is.' She looked up. 'But I know one thing, and I learned it from you. I know what courage means. It means to pick up and go on, no matter what. It means having a heart of iron, like they say. You have that. — Laura Kinsale
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By L. Frank Baum: Like all bullies and marauders, Gos was a coward at heart Like all bullies and marauders, Gos was a coward at heart — L. Frank Baum
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By Nathaniel Branden: Out of fear, out of the desire for approval, out of misguided notions of duty, Out of fear, out of the desire for approval, out of misguided notions of duty, people surrender themselves
their convictions and their aspirations
every day. There is nothing noble about it. It takes far more courage to fight for your values than to relinquish them. — Nathaniel Branden
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By Ammon Hennacy: Love without courage and wisdom is sentimentality, as with the ordinary church member. Courage without Love without courage and wisdom is sentimentality, as with the ordinary church member. Courage without love and wisdom is foolhardiness, as with the ordinary soldier. Wisdom without love and courage is cowardice, as with the ordinary intellectual. But the one who has love, courage and wisdom moves the world. — Ammon Hennacy
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By Mitch Albom: Young men go to war. Sometimes because they have to, sometimes because they want to. Young men go to war. Sometimes because they have to, sometimes because they want to. Always, they feel they are supposed to. This comes from the sad, layered stories of life, which over the centuries have seen courage confused with picking up arms, and cowardice confused with laying them down. — Mitch Albom
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By Joseph Delaney: Cowardice and courage are just labels - words invented by foolish men to bolster their Cowardice and courage are just labels - words invented by foolish men to bolster their egos and denigrate their enemies. In battle we should be cold, clinical, and disciplined. That — Joseph Delaney
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By Stanislaw Lem: Really, one of us ought to have the courage to call the experiment off and Really, one of us ought to have the courage to call the experiment off and shoulder the responsibility for the decision, but the majority reckons that that kind of courage would be a sign of cowardice, and the first step in a retreat. They think it would mean an undignified surrender for mankind as if there was any dignity in floundering and drowning in what we don't understand and never will. — Stanislaw Lem
Cowardice And Courage Sayings By George Orwell: For everyone there is something unendurable - something that cannot be contemplated. Courage and cowardice For everyone there is something unendurable - something that cannot be contemplated. Courage and cowardice are not involved. If you are falling from a height it is not cowardly to clutch at a rope. If you have come up from deep water it is not cowardly to fill your lungs with air. It is merely an instinct which cannot be disobeyed — George Orwell