Cowardice Quotes

Seven of the best book quotes about cowardice
  1. #1
    “He was just a coward and that was the worst luck any many could have.”
  2. #2
    Man has it all in his hands, and it all slips through his fingers from sheer cowardice.
  3. #3
    “In a word, I was too cowardly to do what I knew to be right, as I had been too cowardly to avoid doing what I knew to be wrong.”
  4. #4
    You, why are you so afraid of war and slaughter? Even if all the rest of us drop and die around you, grappling for the ships, you’d run no risk of death: you lack the heart to last it out in combat—coward!
    The Iliad
  5. #5
    “Kill me then,” panted Harry, who felt no fear at all, but only rage and contempt. “Kill me like you killed him, you coward —”
    “DON’T —” screamed Snape, and his face was suddenly demented, inhuman, as though he was in as much pain as the yelping, howling dog stuck in the burning house behind them — “CALL ME COWARD!”
  6. #6
    “Nobody complains about all the fog. I know why, now: as bad as it is, you can slip back in it and feel safe. That’s what McMurphy can’t understand, us wanting to be safe. He keeps trying to drag us out of the fog, out in the open where we’d be easy to get at”
  7. #7
    “Now, don’t be angry after you’ve been afraid. That’s the worst kind of cowardice.”
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