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January 18, 2010

“Cowards die many times before their deaths.”


FAMOUS QUOTE ABOUT COWARDS:

“Cowards die many times before their deaths;
The valiant never taste of death but once.”
 
       William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
       Said by Caesar in Shakespeare's play Julius Caesar, Act II, Scene 2


SOLDIER’S COUNTERQUOTE:

CAJE: “The coward dies a thousand times, the brave only once.”
KIRBY: “That’s about all it takes, ain’t it?” 
       Actors Pierre Jalbert and Jack Hogan, as Caje Lemay and Bill Kirby 
       In the “Silent Cry” episode of Combat, first aired Feb. 18, 1964


POLITICIAN'S COUNTERQUOTE:

“Politics are almost as interesting as war and quite as dangerous.  In war you can only be killed once, but in politics – many times.” 
       Winston Churchill (1874-1965) 
       British politician and statesman 
       Quoted in the Oxford Dictionary of Humorous Quotations


POET’S COUNTERQUOTE:

“Cowards die many times before their death – artists die many times before they live.” 
       Harindranath Chattopadhyay (1898-1990) 
       Indian poet and actor 
       Reflections: Poems (1988)


SCRIVENER’S COUNTERQUOTE:

“The valiant never taste of death but once, but they taste it a hell of a lot sooner than the coward.”
       Posted by “Scrivener”  
       On The UnderEmpire gaming message board, Jan. 17, 2008

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