Courage and Cowardice Anecdotes (Post No.3863)

Compiled by London swaminathan

Date: 29 APRIL 2017

Time uploaded in London:- 10-24 am

Post No. 3863

Pictures are taken from various sources; thanks.



I don’t want to Run

An Athenian , who was lame in one foot , was laughed at by the soldiers on account of his lameness.

“I am here to fight, said he, not to run”, said the Athenian.



Fighters deserve Liberty!

Brasidass, the famous Lacedemonian general caught a mouse. It bit him, and by that means made its escape.

“Oh!” Said he,

“What creature so contemptible but may have its liberty if it will fight for it.”




As Hugh Latimer and Nicholas Ridley, the English reformers were led to the stake, Latimer said to Ridley

“We shall this day light such a candle, by god’s grace , in England as I trust shall never be put out.”



Cowardice Anecdotes


A French colonel had one day punished a young officer, just arrived from Saint Cyr, for showing fear during his first battle. Marshal Foch to whose notice it came severely reprimanded the disciplinarian.

“Colonel”, said he, “none but a coward dares to boast that he has never known fear”.



I will Die but Once!

When Caeser was advised by his friends to be more cautious as to the security of his person , and not to walk among the people without arms or anyone to protect him, he replied,

“He who lives in the fear of death, every moment feels its tortures ; I will die but once”.


Assassinating! Not that bold!

When a certain politician was spoken of as capable of assassinating anyone, Talleyrand remarked,

“Assassinating, no! Poisoning, yes.”



Lame Excuse!

The evening before a battle an officer came to ask Marshal Toiras for permission to go and see his father who was at the point of death.

“Go”, said the general who saw through his pretext ,

“Honour thy father and thy mother, and thy days may be long on earth”.



Cowards Run!


Lincoln was often the despair of his generals because of his lenient treatment of cases where soldiers were absent without leave.

“If the good Lord has given a man a cowardly pair of legs”,

Lincoln reasoned, “it is hard to keep them from running away with him”.


Xxxx SUBHAM xxx

Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: