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1. "I had as many doubts as anyone else. Standing on the starting line, we're all cowards."
Author: Alberto Salazar
2. "Courage is accepting your fear and doing whatever needs to be done anyway. Cowards are people who can't face up to their fear and let it get the better of them. There's always a place for courage. There's always something that can be done. You might not see it right away. Sooner or later something comes to mind that can help you through it. You make up your mind that it's okay to be afraid and you are going to be all right. Then you do what has to be done. That's courage."
Author: Alex Lukeman
3. "People who keep dogs are cowards who haven't got the guts to bite people themselves."
Author: August Strindberg
4. "Being a fan of authentic Dada, I find today's art - what I call 'Bankers' Dada' - mind-numbingly dull. The most challenging work I've seen of late is by The British Art Resistance. Their document, 'A Call for Heroes in an Age of Cowards', is apt in these days of witless chancers."
Author: Billy Childish
5. "I suppose that we women are such cowards that we think a man will save us from fears, and we marry him."
Author: Bram Stoker
6. "There are enough cowards in the world without killing a brave creature for so little reason."
Author: Brian Jacques
7. "And that's why, when they want to get rid of anyone, they usually bring him down here (like they were doing with me) and say they'll leave him to the ghosts. But I always wondered if they didn't really drown 'em or cut their throats. I never quite believed in the ghosts. But those two cowards you've just shot believed all right. They were more scared of taking me to my death than I was of going."
Author: C.S. Lewis
8. "Fools talk, cowards are silent, wise men listen."
Author: Carlos Ruiz Zafón
9. "All enchantments die; only cowards die with them."
Author: Charles Morgan
10. "It is an overactive imagination that turns men into cowards, not a surfeit of fear, as many believe"
Author: Christopher Paolini
11. "I can only miss the true and I can only mourn the brave. Cowards make it easy to let go because you're not losing anything worth having."
Author: Donna Lynn Hope
12. "Only cowards cave. The brave get assassinated."
Author: Donna Lynn Hope
13. "Do we really need a study on why people lie? They lie because it's easy, and cowards are good at "easy." Telling the truth takes moxie, and few have it."
Author: Donna Lynn Hope
14. "The free nations of the world will not be pushed around by terrorist cowards whose goal is to spread fear and destruction and destroy our liberty and way of life."
Author: Eliot Engel
15. "To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men."
Author: Ella Wheeler Wilcox
16. "Maybe am too much on men, but sincerely, today's man has literally grown indolent in love. He fast falls asleep even before night conversations begin'. (Love Isn't For Cowards: Just Let Love Be)"
Author: F. Otieno
17. "You, too, women, cast away all the cowards from your embraces; they will give you only cowards for children, and you who are the daughters of the land of beauty must bear children who are noble and brave."
Author: Giuseppe Garibaldi
18. "Only victors have stories to tell,we the vanquished were then thought ofas cowards and weaklings whose memoriesand fears should not be remembered."
Author: Guy Sajer
19. "Those who stop chasing after their dreams because of what they're being told are cowards."
Author: Jawe Querimit
20. "Cowards are cruel, but the brave love mercy and delight to save."
Author: John Gay
21. "For all men would be cowards if they durst."
Author: John Wilmot
22. "I think the most tortured place in hell should be reserved not for traitors, but... for cowards. The weakest, most spineless losers. Because it seems to me that traitors? At least they made a choice. But cowards? They just run around biting their fingernails, totally afraid to do anything. Which is totally worse."
Author: Lauren Kate
23. "I came to believe it not true that "the coward dies a thousand deaths, the brave man only one." I think it is the other way around: It is the brave who die a thousand deaths.For it is imagination, and not just conscience, which doth make cowards of us all. Those who do not know fear are not truly brave."
Author: Leo Rosten
24. "People cling to their rotten memories, to all their misfortunes, and you can't pry them loose. These things keep them busy. They avenge themselves for the injustice of the present by smearing the future inside them with this shit. They're cowards deep down, and just. That's their nature."
Author: Louis Ferdinand Céline
25. "All of them, you see, misfits, all good for nothing, cowards, baboons, meek wolves, parasites, every man jack of them, people afraid to face their own responsibilities, fight their own fight, ready to go anywhere, as Tolstoy well perceived—"
Author: Malcolm Lowry
26. "Ridicule is a weak weapon when pointed at a strong mind; but common people are cowards and dread an empty laugh."
Author: Martin Farquhar Tupper
27. "Niten's eyes didn't move, but a trace of a smile curled his lips. "I do not need my eyes to tell me where I'm going.""I have no idea what that means," Josh said. "Is it like some sort of ninja trick?"Niten shot Josh a warning look. "Whatever you do, don't mention-"It was too late. In the backseat Aoife stirred. "Ninjas," she spat. "Why is everyone so obsessed with ninjas? They were never that good. And they were cowards, sneaking around in their black pajamas, stabbing their victims with poisoned darts. I hate ninjas-they have no honor."
Author: Michael Scott
28. "Eyes mean a lot. Like a barometer. They tell you everything-they tell you who has a heart of stone, who would poke the toe of his boot in your ribs as soon as look at you-and who's afraid of you. The cowards – they're the ones whose ankles I like to snap at. If they're scared, I go for them. Serve them right..grrr..bow-wow…" Chapter 1"
Author: Mikhail Bulgakov
29. "And to those who would choose the safety of inaction over the danger of taking a stand, I have this to say:You bloody cowards. May you have the world that you deserve."
Author: Mira Grant
30. "Blair... is accusing us of executing British soldiers. We want to tell him that we have not executed anybody. They are either killed in battle, most of them get killed because they are cowards anyway, the rest they just get captured."
Author: Mohammed Saeed Al Sahaf
31. "Cowards hide [...] but warriors lie and wait [...] the only difference is whether you're motivated by fear or purpose."
Author: Neal Shusterman
32. "Oh, how crafty of religion, I cried out indignantly, to transplant rewards and punishments into a future life in order to comfort cowards and the enslaved and aggrieved, enabling them to bow their necks patiently before their masters, and to endure this earthly life without groaning (the only life of which we can be sure)!"
Author: Nikos Kazantzakis
33. "When great happiness unexpectedly swoops down on people, they suddenly turn into cowards."
Author: Novala Takemoto
34. "God will not make himself manifest to cowards"
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
35. "God will not have his work made manifest by cowards"
Author: Ralph Waldo Emerson
36. "Perhaps conscience did not always produce cowards. Sometimes it made a man feel better about himself."
Author: Robert Ludlum
37. "The power of "can't": The word "can't" makes strong people weak, blinds people who can see, saddens happy people, turns brave people into cowards, robs a genius of their brilliance, causes rich people to think poorly, and limits the achievements of that great person living inside us all."
Author: Robert T. Kiyosaki
38. "In battle it is the cowards who run the most risk; bravery is a rampart of defense."
Author: Sallust
39. "The men who committed the atrocities of September 11 were certainly not "cowards," as they were repeatedly described in the Western media, nor were they lunatics in any ordinary sense. They were men of faith—perfect faith, as it turns out—and this, it must finally be acknowledged, is a terrible thing to be."
Author: Sam Harris
40. "Like all bullies, they're cowards underneath the swagger"
Author: Stephenie Meyer
41. "Action separates the heroes from the cowards, the achievers from the complainers, the successful from the mere dreamers, the happy from the envious; it separates those who rise to the challenge of their goals from the haters who cower in the shadow of stagnancy."
Author: Steve Maraboli
42. "Cheaters are cowards that are tempted to chase the fantasy of what could be… instead of courageously addressing their own self-destructive behavior and cultivating what is."
Author: Steve Maraboli
43. "Cowards don't always hide. Sometimes, they're so gutless they need to stand out."
Author: Steven Herrick
44. "This morning Kessa was in control again. She lifted her left breast with her right hand and pinched it hard. The girl in the mirror began to cry. Francesca Louise began to cry. Two rivers of water streamed down either side of Francesca Louise's nose. "Coward," Kessa hissed at the crying girl. "Queen Francesca Louise, queen of the cowards, queen of nothing, queen of nobody. You're finished, ended, dead." Kessa was still pinching and the girl in the mirror was still crying. "Good-bye forever, Francesca Louise."
Author: Steven Levenkron
45. "The nation that will insist on drawing a broad line of demarcation between the fighting man and the thinking man is liable to find its fighting done by fools and its thinking done by cowards."
Author: Thucydides
46. "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."
Author: Tim O'Brien
47. "But, Foley, my lad, it isn't beauty per se that makes wire-walking Zen or makes it art. It's the extremity of the risks that are assumed by each exquisite gesture, each impossible somersault. Here's a more extreme version of the dangerous beauty bullfights used to possess before the matadors became preening cowards and stacked the desk against the beasts. We only rise above mediocrity when there's something at stake, and I mean something more consequential than money or reputation. The great value of a high-wire act is that it has no practical value. The fact that so much skill and effort and courage can be directed into something so ostensibly useless is what makes it useful. That's what affords it the power to lift us out of context and carry us-elsewhere."
Author: Tom Robbins
48. "A torch-flame resembles the wisdom of cowards: it gives a poor light because it trembles."
Author: Victor Hugo
49. "It was as though, so long as the deceit ran along quiet and monotonous, all of us let ourselves be deceived, abetting it unawares or maybe through cowardice, since all people are cowards and naturally prefer any kind of treachery because it has a bland outside."
Author: William Faulkner
50. "Cowards never won heaven. Do not claim that you are begotten of God and you have His royal blood running in your veins unless you can prove your lineage by His heroic spirit: to dare to be holy in spite of men and devils."
Author: William Gurnall

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