Coward Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old coward quotes, coward sayings, and coward proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Fear has its use but cowardice has none.

Mahatma Gandhi

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


A coward may cover the ground with his words but when the time comes to fight he runs away.

Chinua Achebe

The coward calls himself cautious, the miser thrifty.     

Publilius Syrus

It was always himself that the coward abandoned first. After this all other betrayals came easily.

Cormac Mccarthy

Nearly every man is a coward, if confronted by the proper terror.

Edgar Watson Howe

I'm a hero with coward's legs.

Spike Milligan

Staying silent is like a slow growing cancer to the soul and a trait of a true coward. There is nothing intelligent about not standing up for yourself. You may not win every battle. However, everyone will at least know what you stood for you.     

Shannon L. Alder

A coward's courage is in his tongue.


None but a coward dares to boast that he has never known fear.

Ferdinand Foch

Coward: One who, in a perilous emergency, thinks with his legs.     

Ambrose Bierce

Cowards die many times before their deaths. The valiant never taste of death but once.

William Shakespeare

A coward: a man or woman who is unsatisfied by his condition and believes he was destined to accept it that way.     

Bangambiki Habyarimana

I'd like to see one person just one who would own up to having been a coward.

Edith Piaf

There is but one coward on earth, and that is the coward that dare not know.

W.E.B. Du Bois

A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave.     

Mahatma Gandhi

Cowards can never be moral.

Mahatma Gandhi

Cowards dare others to do what they themselves do not dare to do.     

Ana Monnar

A man that flies from his fear may find that he has only taken a short cut to meet it.     

J. R. R. Tolkien