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Best 58 Quotes by James Fenimore Cooper – Page 2 of 2

“Then as to churches, they are good, I suppose, else wouldn't good men uphold' em. But they are not altogether necessary. They call 'em the temples of the Lord; but, Judith, the whole 'arth is a temple of the Lord to such as have the right mind.

Neither forts nor churches make people happier of themselves. Moreover, all is contradiction in the settlements, while all is concord in the woods. Forts and churches almost always go together, and yet they're downright contradictions; churches being for peace, and forts for war.

No, no – give me the strong places of the wilderness, which is the trees, and the churches, too, which are arbors raised by the hand of nature.”

“They who have reasoned ignorantly, or who have aimed at effecting their personal ends by flattering the popular feeling, have boldly affirmed that 'one man is as good as another'; a maxim that is true in neither nature, revealed morals, nor political theory.”

“Whenever the government of the United States shall break up, it will probably be in consequence of a false direction having been given to public opinion.”

Pathfinder Quotes

“A man without conscience is but a poor creature.”

Pathfinder

“I care not for your envy, or your hypocrisy, or even for your human nature.”

Pathfinder

“I have attended church-service in the garrisons, and tried hard to join in the prayers but never could raise within me the solemn feelings and true affection that I feel when alone with God in the forest.

There I seem to stand face to face with my Master; all around me is fresh and beautiful, as it came from His hand; and there is no nicety or doctrine to chill the feelings. No no; the woods are the true temple after all, for there the thoughts are free to mount higher even than the clouds.”

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“Patience is the greatest of virtues in a woodsman.”

Pathfinder

The Deerslayer Quotes

“God planted the seeds of all the trees and you see to what a height and shade they have grown! So it is with the Bible. You may read a verse this year, and forget it, and it will come back to you a year hence, when you least expect to remember it.”

The Deerslayer

“The woods are but the ears of the Almighty, the air is his breath, and the light of the sun is little more than a glance of his eye.”

The Deerslayer

“Tis hard to live in a world where all look upon you as below them.”

The Deerslayer

“Whatever may be the changes produced by man, the eternal round of the seasons is unbroken.”

The Deerslayer

The Last of the Mohicans Quotes

“And am I answerable that thoughtless and unprincipled men exist whose shades of contenance may resemble mine?”

The Last of the Mohicans

“Chingachgook grasped the hand that, in the warmth of feeling, the scout had stretched across the fresh earth, and in that attitude of friendship these intrepid woodsmen bowed their heads together, while scalding tears fell to their feet, watering the grave of Uncas like drops of falling rain.”

The Last of the Mohicans

“Every trail has its end, and every calamity brings its lesson!”

The Last of the Mohicans

“History, like love, is so apt to surround her heroes with an atmosphere of imaginary brightness.”

The Last of the Mohicans

“I've heard it said that there are men who read in books to convince themselves there is a God. I know not but man may so deform his works in the settlements, as to leave that which is so clear in the wilderness a matter of doubt among traders and priests.”

The Last of the Mohicans

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“Is it justice to make evil, and then punish for it?”

The Last of the Mohicans

“It should be remembered that men always prize that most which is least enjoyed.”

The Last of the Mohicans

“My day has been too long. In the morning I saw the sons of the Unamis happy and strong; and yet, before the sun has come, have I lived to see the last warrior of the wise race of the Mohicans.”

The Last of the Mohicans

“No! You stay alive! Submit, do you hear? You're strong, you survive. You stay alive, no matter what occurs! I will find you. No matter how long it takes, no matter how far, I will find you.”

The Last of the Mohicans

“Nothing but vast wisdom and onlimited power should dare sweep men off in multitudes, for it is only the one that can know the necessity of the judgement; and what is there short of the other, that can replace the creatures of the Lord?”

The Last of the Mohicans

“The gifts of our colors may be different, but God has so placed us as to journey in the same path.”

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“The novice in the military art flew from point to point, retarding his own preparations by the excess of his violent and somewhat distempered zeal; while the more practiced veteran made his arrangements with a deliberation that scorned every appearance of haste”

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“Tis a strange calling, to go through life, like a catbird, mocking all the ups and downs that may happen to come out of other men’s throats.”

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“You are young, and rich, and have friends, and at such an age I know it is hard to die!”

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“Your young white, who gathers his learning from books and can measure what he knows by the page, may conceit that his knowledge, like his legs, outruns that of his fathers’, but, where experience is the master, the scholar is made to know the value of years, and respects them accordingly.”

The Last of the Mohicans

The Prairie Quotes

“Advice is not a gift, but a debt that the old owe to the young.”

The Prairie

“It is the fate of all things to ripen, and then to decay.”

The Prairie

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