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I hate a fellow whom pride, or cowardice, or laziness drives into a corner, and who does nothing when he is there but sit and growl; let him come out as I do, and bark. - Samuel Johnson

Moral cowardice that keeps us from speaking our minds is as dangerous to this country as irresponsible talk. The right way is not always the popular and easy way. Standing for right when it is unpopular is a true test of moral character. - Margaret Chase Smith

Conscience and cowardice are really the same things. Conscience is the trade-name of the firm. That is all. - Oscar Wilde

Envy is a passion so full of cowardice and shame that nobody ever had the confidence to own it. - John Wilmot (1647-1680) [2nd Earl of Rochester] English Poet, Courtier, Libertine There is a level of cowardice lower than that of the conformist: the fashionable non-conformist. - Ayn Rand

Cowardice, is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend the functioning of the imagination. - Ernest Hemingway

To know what is right and not do it is the worst cowardice. - Confucius

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 [Aristoteles]

When desperate ills demand a speedy cure, Distrust is cowardice, and prudence folly. - Samuel Johnson