I have never been lost, but I will admit to being confused for several weeks.

— Daniel Boone

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All you need for happiness is a good gun, a good horse, and a good wife.


The religion I have to love and fear God, believe in Jesus Christ, do all the good to my neighbor, and myself that I can, do as little harm as I can help, and trust on God's mercy for the rest.


A zeal for the defence of their country led these heroes to the scene of action, though with a few men to attack a powerful army of experienced warriors.


Having an exciting destination is like setting a needle in your compass.

From then on, the compass knows only one point - its ideal. And it will faithfully guide you there through the darkest nights and fiercest storms


In this time the enemy began to undermine our fort, which was situated sixty yards from Kentucky River.


No, I never did get lost, but I was bewildered for three days once.


Heaven must be a Kentucky kind of place.


During our travels, the Indians entertained me well;

and their affection for me was so great, that they utterly refused to leave me there with the others, although the Governor offered them one hundred pounds sterling for me, on purpose to give me a parole to go home.


Fear is the spice that makes it interesting to go ahead.


Soon after, I returned home to my family, with a determination to bring them as soon as possible to live in Kentucky, which I esteemed a second paradise, at the risk of my life and fortune.


Have I made my peace with God? I didn't know we'd quarreled!


Many heroic exploits and chivalrous adventures are related to me which exist only in the regions of fancy. With me the world has taken great liberties, and yet I have been but a common man.


About Daniel Boone

Quotes 37 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Explorer
Birthday November 2, 1734

Felicity, the companion of content, is rather found in our own breasts than in the enjoyment of external things; and I firmly believe it requires but a little philosophy to make a man happy in whatever state he is.


I was happy in the midst of dangers and inconveniences.


I was never lost in the woods in my whole life, though once I was confused for three days.


I had gained the summit of a commanding ridge, and, looking round with astonishing delight, beheld the ample plains, the beauteous tracts below.


One day I undertook a tour through the country, and the diversity and beauties of nature I met with in this charming season, expelled every gloomy and vexatious thought.


Nature was here a series of wonders, and a fund of delight.


Let peace, descending from her native heaven, bid her olives spring amidst the joyful nations; and plenty, in league with commerce, scatter blessings from her copious hand!


We were then in a dangerous, helpless situation, exposed daily to perils and death amongst savages and wild beasts, not a white man in the country but ourselves.


May the same Almighty Goodness banish the accursed monster, war, from all lands, with her hated associates, rapine and insatiable ambition!


On the fourth day of July following, a party of about two hundred Indians attacked Boonsborough, killed one man, and wounded two.


In the decline of the day, near Kentucky river, as we ascended the brow of a small hill, a number of Indians rushed out of a thick cane-brake upon us, and made us prisoners.


I've never been lost, but I've been a mite bewildered for a few days.


In such a diversity it was impossible I should be disposed to melancholy.


Nothing embitters my old age [like] the circulation of absurd stories that I retire as civilization advances, that I shun the white men and seek the Indians, and that now even when old, I seek to retire beyond the second Alleganies.


In this situation I was constantly exposed to danger and death.


Curiosity is natural to the soul of man and interesting objects have a powerful influence on our affections.


It isn't how you die. It's what you live for.


I wouldn't give a tinker's damn for a man who isn't sometimes afraid.

Fear's the spice that makes it interesting to go ahead.


Curiosity is natural to the soul of man and interesting objects have a powerful influence on our affections. Let these influencing powers actuate, by the permission or disposal of Providence, from selfish or social views, yet in time the mysterious will of Heaven is unfolded, and we behold our conduct, from whatever motives excited, operating to answer the important designs of heaven.


I've opened the way for others to make fortunes, but a fortune for myself was not what I was after.


Thus we behold Kentucky, lately an howling wilderness, the habitation of savages and wild beasts, become a fruitful field; this region, so favourably distinguished by nature, now become the habitation of civilization, at a period unparalleled in history, in the midst of a raging war, and under all the disadvantages of emigration to a country so remote from the inhabited parts of the continent.


I'm going now. My time has come.


Lightning does not often strike twice in the same place.


Most of the memorable events I have myself been exercised in;

and, for the satisfaction of the public, will briefly relate the circumstances of my adventures, and scenes of life, from my first movement to this country until this day.