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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")


  • The Americans . . . are almost ignorant of the art of music, one of the most elevating, innocent and refining of human tastes, whose influence on the habits and morals of a people is of the most beneficial tendency.
    (James Fenimore Cooper)

  • Friendship that flows from the heart cannot be frozen by adversity, as the water that flows from the spring cannot congeal in winter.
    (James Fenimore Cooper)

  • We live in a world of transgressions and selfishness, and no pictures that represent us otherwise can be true, though, happily, for human nature, gleamings of that pure spirit in whose likeness man has been fashioned are to be seen, relieving its deformities, and mitigating if not excusing its crimes.
    (James Fenimore Cooper)

  • A refined simplicity is the characteristic of all high bred deportment, in every country.
    (James Fenimore Cooper)

  • Principles . . . become modified in practice, by facts.
    (James Fenimore Cooper)


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