The coward threatens when he is safe.
When the adulation of life is gone, the coward sneaks to his death, but the brave live on.
Cowardice, as distinguished from panic, is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend the functioning of the imagination.
Cowards die many times before their deaths; The valiant never taste of death but once.
When cowardice is made respectable, its followers are without number both from among the weak and the strong; it easily becomes a fashion.
Cowards die a thousand deaths. The valiant taste of death but once.
It is better to be the widow of a hero than the wife of a coward.
Man gives every reason for his conduct save one, every excuse for his crimes save one, every plea for his safety save one; and that one is his cowardice.
A coward is much more exposed to quarrels than a man of spirit.
My valor is certainly going, it is sneaking off! I feel it oozing out as it were, at the palms of my hands!
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.
A light supper, a good night's sleep, and a fine morning have sometimes made a hero of the same man who, by an indigestion, a restless night, and a rainy morning would have proved a coward.