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.
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.
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.
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.