There are several good protections against temptation, but the surest is cowardice.
- Following the Equator
We all live in the protection of certain cowardices which we call our principles.
- More Maxims of Mark, Johnson
The human race is a race of cowards; and I am not only marching in that procession but carrying a banner.
- Mark Twain in Eruption
You are a coward when you even seem to have backed down from a thing you openly set out to do.
- Mark Twain's Notebook
From LIFE magazine, February 28, 1901
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