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James Fenimore Cooper’s “The Last of the Mohicans” Quotes (5 Quotes)


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  • Stay alive, no matter what occurs! I will find you. No matter how long it takes, no matter how far, I will find you. I will find you!
    (James Fenimore Cooper, "The Last of the Mohicans")

  • 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
    (James Fenimore Cooper, "The Last of the Mohicans")

  • 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.
    (James Fenimore Cooper, "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.
    (James Fenimore Cooper, "The Last of the Mohicans")

  • History, like love, is so apt to surround her heroes with an atmosphere of imaginary brightness.
    (James Fenimore Cooper, "The Last of the Mohicans")



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