Quotation Explorer - 'Cowardly'

Cowardly dogs bark loudest. - John Webster
War is a cowardly escape from the problems of peace. - Thomas Mann
To want more was not just childish, but cowardly, and somehow constpatory too. Death was change; it led to new chances, new vacancies, new niches and opportunities; it was not all loss. - Iain Banks
People try to say suicide is the most cowardly act a man could ever commit. I don't think that's true at all. What's cowardly is treating a man so badly that he wants to commit suicide. - Tommy Tran
Marriage is the only adventure open to the cowardly. - Voltaire
O cowardly amd tyrannous race of monks, persecutors of the bard, and the gleemen, haters of life and joy! O race that does not draw the sword and tell the truth! O race that melts the bones of the people with cowardice and with deceit! ("The Crucifixion Of The Outcast") - W.B. Yeats
Cynicism is not realistic and tough. It's unrealistic and kind of cowardly because it means you don't have to try. - Peggy Noonan
A cowardly warrior is like a toothless lion. - Matshona Dhliwayo
People who don't exercise their freedom of voting (choosing their leaders) are irresponsible. Such people have no right to complain or want more than what they are receiving from the government. Intentional failure to vote is cowardly, irresponsible and a sign of ignorance. - Allan Amanyire
War is a quarrel between two thieves too cowardly to fight their own battle; therefore they take boys from one village and another village, stick them into uniforms, equip them with guns, and let them loose like wild beasts against one other. - Thomas Carlyle
Perserverance: Outlasting the most rash, pessimistic, cowardly naysayers; those first in line to deny us the dreams never tried. Ourselves. - R.S. Guthrie
Courage is nine-tenths context. What is courageous in one setting can be foolhardy in another and even cowardly in a third.
A half-truth is the most cowardly of lies. - Mark Twain
Hatred seems to work on the same glands as love: it even produces the same actions. If we had not been taught how to interpret the story of the Passion, would we have been able to say from their actions alone whether it was the jealous Judas or the cowardly Peter who loved Christ? - Graham Greene
As individuals, great writers from Villon to Diderot to Voltaire toRousseau to Byron or Shelley have often shown themselves to beirresponsible, selfish, mean or sometimes even cowardly people. Their lives were drab or self destructive or reckless.We read them for their Words, not for their deeds. - Max Vegaritter
The assholes are always puzzled when the order of the universe is restored, when they are held accountable for their cowardly, pretentious, loveless ways. - Carol Kepnes
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