a live dog is better than a dead lion

a live dog is better than a dead lion

proverb It is better to be a living coward than a dead hero. A: "I can't believe you just stood there watching while the building continued to burn!" B: "Hey, I was calling the fire department! Besides, a live dog is better than a dead lion."
See also: better, dead, dog, lion, live
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