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«Falsehood is cowardice, the truth courage.»
«Every clique is a refuge for incompetence. It fosters corruption and disloyalty, it begets cowardice, and consequently is a burden upon and a drawback to the progress of the country. Its instincts and actions are those of the pack.»
Author: Madame Chiang Kai-Shek
, The Pack
«Ah, yes, superstition: it would appear to be cowardice in face of the supernatural»
«Cowardice asks the question, 'Is it safe?' Expediency asks the question, 'Is it politic?' But conscience asks the question, 'Is it right?' And there comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular but because conscience tells one it is right.»
Author: Martin Luther King, Jr.
, Civil-Rights Leader
, More popular than
, popular with
, The Question
, The Right Questions
«Better far than cowardice is killing and being killed in battle.»
«Courage stands halfway between cowardice and rashness, one of which is a lack, the other an excess of courage.»
«Covetousness like jealousy, when it has taken root, never leaves a person, but with their life. Cowardice is the dread of what will happen.»
«Cowardice... is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend functioning of the imagination.»
«Cowardice, as distinguished from panic, is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend the functioning of the imagination.»
Author: Ernest Hemingway
, Lack of imagination
«Conscience and cowardice are really the same things. Conscience is the trade-name of the firm. That is all.»