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A collection of Daniel Boone quotes about man, life, frontier, philosophy, danger, peace, nature, happiness, diversity, curiosity, family, enemy etc.

25 Best Quotes By Daniel Boone, The Famous American Pioneer

Famous As: Pioneer

Born On: October 22, 1734

Died On: September 26, 1820

Born In: Daniel Boone Homestead

Died At Age: 85

Daniel Boone was an American explorer and frontiersman. His exploits made him one of the most famous folk heroes of America. Boone had interest in hunting from a small age and at the age of twelve, Boone had already hunted a bear. Daniel made his first expedition in the year 1755, but his first independent expedition was during 1767 along the Big Sandy River in Kentucky. During this period, he met John Findley, who encouraged him to explore further areas in Kentucky. Later in 1769, Boone made another expedition towards Cumberland Gap further west in Kentucky accompanied by Findley and few others. In the year 1775, Daniel along with few colonists came to Kentucky and then later brought his family to settle there and ended up becoming their leader. After the outbreak of American Revolution, he struggled to save his land and family. It was due his explorations as a frontiersman that he earned him the title of ‘Folk Hero’. Daniel’s sayings on life, family, and nature are well-known, powerful and influencing. We have gathered a few of his thoughts and quotes through his several folk-stories and tales.

I've never been lost, but I was mighty turned around for three days once.

Daniel Boone

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.

Daniel Boone

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.

Daniel Boone

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

Daniel Boone

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

Daniel Boone

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

Daniel Boone

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.

Daniel Boone

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

Daniel Boone

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.

Daniel Boone

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!

Daniel Boone

I was happy in the midst of dangers and inconveniences.

Daniel Boone

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.

Daniel Boone

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

Daniel Boone

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

Daniel Boone

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

Daniel Boone

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.

Daniel Boone

I have never been lost but I was bewildered once for three days.

Daniel Boone

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

Daniel Boone

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

Daniel Boone

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

Daniel Boone

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.

Daniel Boone

Daniel Boone, when asked if he ever got lost out in the wilderness, replied, "I can't say I was ever lost, but I was once bewildered for about 3 days.

Daniel Boone

Heaven must be a Kentucky kind of place.

Daniel Boone

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.

Daniel Boone

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.

Daniel Boone