Top 44 Cowardice Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Cowardice Quotes from famous people such as Hillary Clinton, Kevin Patterson, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, George Jackson, Niccolo Machiavelli, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

Extremism thrives amid ignorance and anger, intimidatio

Extremism thrives amid ignorance and anger, intimidation and cowardice.
Hillary Clinton
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
I think there’s quite a lot of cowardice in music. I don’t mind if it goes wrong, I just want to go for it.
Sophie Ellis-Bextor
Patience has its limits. Take it too far, and it’s cowardice.
George Jackson
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.
Niccolo Machiavelli
Humor is the most engaging cowardice.
Robert Frost
Courage stands halfway between cowardice and rashness, one of which is a lack, the other an excess of courage.
Plutarch
Jesus was loyal to his apostles, with full knowledge of their cowardice. He was loyal to the poor, accepting the criticism of the Pharisees, so the destitute would never feel deserted. He was loyal to his father, accomplishing his will even unto death.
Mother Angelica
The seven deadly sins should be updated. We should add an eighth sin: Cowardice.
Gad Saad
We know that in tough times, cynicism is just another way to give up, and in the military, we consider cynicism or giving up simply as forms of cowardice.
Jim Mattis
Cowardice… is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend functioning of the imagination.
Ernest Hemingway
Falsehood is cowardice, the truth courage.
Hosea Ballou
There’s a real cowardice in the movie business. If you don’t meet the right crazy people, you can’t do it.
Leos Carax
When we create hope and opportunity in the lives of others, we allow love, decency and promise to triumph over cowardice and hate.
Kirsten Gillibrand
Japan’s biggest problems are conservatism and cowardice.
Tadashi Yanai
True valor lies between cowardice and rashness.
Miguel de Cervantes
If pessimism is despair, optimism is cowardice and stupidity. Is there any need to choose between them?
Francis Parker Yockey
There’s nothing but brutality and bravery or cowardice that comes out of war. That’s pretty much it.
Michael Cimino
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
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.
Aristotle
Christians take Scriptures out of context to try to justify or to vindicate retreat and cowardice.
Randall Terry
‘Get along, go along’ is not an inspirational philosophy, and only God knows how much moral cowardice it has covered up over the years. Serve your time, collect your chits, and cash ’em in for your home state? No, I’d say we could ask for more than that from our senators.
Molly Ivins
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.
Billy Connolly
Cowardice and courage are never without a measure of affectation. Nor is love. Feelings are never true. They play with their mirrors.
Jean Baudrillard
There is a term called political correctness, and I consider it to be a euphemism for political cowardice.
Milos Zeman
I think that there should be a Gaius Baltar Award for Moral Cowardice given out to people every year.
James Callis
The notion that the ‘leader’ has the right to ask huge sacrifices of your generation for a notional future paradise – if you’d be good enough to lie down under the wheels of the juggernaut – that sentimental and self-aggrandising rationalisation for brute force and cowardice I felt from adolescence was wrong.
Tom Stoppard
When cowardice is made respectable, its followers are without number both from among the weak and the strong; it easily becomes a fashion.
Eric Hoffer
The opposite of bravery is not cowardice but conformity.
Robert Anthony
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.
Arthur Schopenhauer
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.
Clarence Darrow
Fear has nothing to do with cowardice. A fellow is only

Fear has nothing to do with cowardice. A fellow is only yellow when he lets his fear make him quit.
Jerome Cady
To be one’s self, and unafraid whether right or wrong, is more admirable than the easy cowardice of surrender to conformity.
Irving Wallace
Let’s stop hiding behind a pseudo-respect of cultures, in a sickening relativism that’s only a mask for our cowardice, our cynicism, and our powerlessness. I, born Muslim, Moroccan, and French, I will say it to you: Sharia makes me vomit.
Leila Slimani