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You can make a sordid thing sound like a brilliant drawing-room comedy. Probably a fear we have of facing up to the real issues. Could you say we were guilty of Noel Cowardice?. (Quote by - Peter De Vries)

The standard that a society should actually embody its own professed principles is a utopian one, in the sense that moral principles contradict the way things really are --- and always will be. How things really are --- and always will be --- is neither all-evil nor all-good but deficient, inconsistent, inferior. Principles invite us to do something about the morass of contradictions in which we function morally. Principles invite us to clean up our act; to become intolerant of moral laxity and compromise and cowardice and the turning away from what is upsetting: that secret gnawing of the heart that tells us that what we are doing is not right, and so counsels us that we'd be better off just not thinking about it. (Quote by - Susan Sontag)

Fear has its use but cowardice has none. (Quote by - Mahatma Gandhi)

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. (Quote by - Madame Chiang Kai-Shek)

It is thus that mutual cowardice keeps us in peace. Were one half of mankind brave and one cowards, the brave would be always beating the cowards. Were all brave, they would lead a very uneasy life; all would be continually fighting; but being all cowards, we go on very well. (Quote by - Samuel Johnson)

Courage stands halfway between cowardice and rashness, one of which is a lack, the other an excess of courage. (Quote by - Plutarch)

It is true that so far as wealth gives time for ideal ends and exercise to ideal energies, wealth is better than poverty and ought to be chosen. But wealth does this in only a portion of the actual cases. Elsewhere the desire to gain wealth and the fear to lose it are our chief breeders of cowardice and propagators of corruption. There must be thousands of conjunctures in which a wealth-bound man must be a slave, whilst a man for whom poverty has no terrors becomes a freeman. (Quote by - William James)

Covetousness like jealousy, when it has taken root, never leaves a person, but with their life. Cowardice is the dread of what will happen. (Quote by - Epictetus)

Young men go to war. Sometimes because they have to, sometimes because they want to. Always, they feel they are supposed to. This comes from the sad, layered stories of life, which over the centuries have seen courage confused with picking up arms, and cowardice confused with laying them down. (Quote by - Mitch Albom)

Nation editor Katrina van den Heuvel told me that the failure to adequately cover the Downing Street Memo epitomizes the timidity, the cowardice of a media that has been manipulated, intimidated, bullied by an administration that has taken it to a high level. . lapdog news media. (Quote by - Frank Rich)

Humor is the most engaging cowardice. (Quote by - Robert Frost)

Courage enlarges, cowardice diminishes resources. In desperate straits the fears of the timid aggravate the dangers that imperil the brave. (Quote by - Christian Nevell Bovee)

Cowardice and courage are never without a measure of affectation. Nor is love. Feelings are never true. They play with their mirrors. (Quote by - Jean Baudrillard)

The people to fear are not those who disagree with you, but those who disagree with you and are too cowardly to let you know. (Quote by - Napoleon Bonaparte)

Better far than cowardice is killing and being killed in battle. (Quote by - Mohandas Gandhi)

These new crimes are hardly surprising to those of us who recognized the fraud behind the war from the very beginning and the vote obstruction in the 2004 national election. As the mountain of evidence of high crimes and misdemeanors has grown, so has the cowardice of the Democratic Party leadership. (Quote by - Michael Berg)

We all live in the protection of certain cowardices which we call our principles. (Quote by - Mark Twain)

Are we prepared to lose a major city every year? . It's cowardice not to ask the question and cowardice on the public's part not to get engaged in the answer. (Quote by - Baruch Fischhoff)

Cowards die many times before their deaths;The valiant never taste of death but once. (Quote by - William Shakespeare)


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