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Every recreant who proved his timidity in the hour of danger, was
afterwards boldest in words and tongue.
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Every recreant who proved his timidity in the hour of danger, was
afterwards boldest in words and tongue.
[Lat., Ignavissimus quisque, et ut res docuit, in periculo non
ausurus, nimis verbis et lingua feroces.]

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How many cowards whose hearts are all as false
As stairs of sand, wear yet upon their chins
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How many cowards whose hearts are all as false
As stairs of sand, wear yet upon their chins
The beards of Hercules and frowning Mars,
Who inward searched, have livers white as milk!

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The coward calls himself cautious, the miser thrifty.
[Lat., Timidus se vocat cautum, parcum sordidus.]

The coward calls himself cautious, the miser thrifty.
[Lat., Timidus se vocat cautum, parcum sordidus.]

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A cowardly cur barks more fiercely than it bites.
[Lat., Canis timidus vehementius latrat quam mordet.]

A cowardly cur barks more fiercely than it bites.
[Lat., Canis timidus vehementius latrat quam mordet.]

by Quintus Curtius Rufus Found in: Cowards Quotes,
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Thou art a cat, and a rat, and a coward.

Thou art a cat, and a rat, and a coward.

by Miguel De Cervantes Found in: Cowards Quotes,
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To wish for death is a coward's part.
[Lat., Timidi est optare necem.]

To wish for death is a coward's part.
[Lat., Timidi est optare necem.]

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Cowards do not count in battle; they are there, but not in it.

Cowards do not count in battle; they are there, but not in it.

by Euripides Found in: Cowards Quotes,
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Men lie, who lack courage to tell truth--the cowards!

Men lie, who lack courage to tell truth--the cowards!

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It is better to be killed than frightened to death.

It is better to be killed than frightened to death.

by Robert S. Surtees Found in: Cowards Quotes,
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