Patience has its limits. Take it too far, and it's cowardice
When will the state of the country be sound?.. When its people believe that the end result of cowardice is more disastrous than that of behaving with integrity.
A high heart ought to bear calamities and not flee them, since in bearing them appears the grandeur of the mind and in fleeing them the cowardice of the heart.
To be one's self, and unafraid whether right or wrong, is more admirable than the easy cowardice of surrender to conformity.
Cowardice, as distinguished from panic, is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend the functioning of the imagination. Learning to suspend your imagination and live completely in the very second of the present with no before and no after is the greatest gift a soldier can acquire.
It could be that our faithlessness is a cowering cowardice born of our very smallness, a massive failure of imagination.. If we were to judge nature by common sense or likelihood, we wouldn't believe the world existed.
Don't think of retiring from the world until the world will be sorry that you retire. 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.
Probably the most distinctive characteristic of the successful politician is selective cowardice.
Cowardice asks Is it safe Expediency asks Is it politic But Conscience asks Is it right
The passions do very often give birth to others of a nature most contrary to their own. Thus avarice sometimes brings forth prodigality, and prodigality avarice; a man?s resolution is very often the effect of levity, and his boldness that of cowardice and fear.
Some people mistake weakness for tact. If they are silent when they ought to speak and so feign an agreement they do not feel, they call it being tactful. Cowardice would be a much better name.
There are several good protections against temptation, but the surest is cowardice.
Is pale cold cowardice in noble breasts.
The social principles of Christianity preach cowardice, self-contempt, abasement, submission, humility, in a word all the qualities of the canaille
To sin by silence when they should protest makes cowards of men.
In the bottle discontent seeks for comfort, cowardice for courage, and bashfulness for confidence
When you disarm the people, you commence to offend them and show that you distrust them either through cowardice or lack of confidence, and both of these opinions generate hatred..
The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it is conformity.
Conscience and cowardice are really the same things. Conscience is the trade-name of the firm. That is all.
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.
Fear has its use but cowardice has none.
To see the right and not to do it is cowardice.
If you define cowardice as running away at the first sign of danger, screaming and tripping and begging for mercy, then yes, Mr. Brave man, I guess I'm a coward.
It is better to be a coward for a minute than dead for the rest of your life
Cowardice.. Is almost always simply a lack of ability to suspend functioning of the imagination.
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