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A collection of best quotes and sayings by Wild Bill Hickok on chance, horse, wife, life, woman, romance, enemy, war, fight, love, thoughts, and sympathy.

14 Top Quotes By Wild Bill Hickok, The Renowned Gunslinger

Quick Facts

Famous As
Gunfighter

Born On

Died On
August 2, 1876

Born In
Troy Grove

Died At Age

Wild Bill Hickok was a well-known folk hero of the American Old West. He was renowned as a wagon master, scout, actor, drover, spy, gambler, soldier, scout, showman, and lawman. He earned a lot of infamy due to the fabricated stories he narrated about himself. He was shot dead while playing poker. His life has been commemorated by many historic monuments and sites. He has been depicted several time in films, literature, and television. We bring to you a collection of famous quotable quotes and sayings by the infamous legendary folk hero Wild Bill Hickok on girls, beer, hell, men, hunting, tombstone, plans, wishes, mother, son, etc. Read through the collection of thoughts and quotes by Wild Bill Hickok that will give you a glimpse of his scandalous life.

I know my Agnes and only live to love her.

- Wild Bill Hickok

If I've got any authority in Hays, Mrs. Lake isn't going to pay this town a cent of license for showing, and if any man attempts to stop this show, then just put it down that he's got me to fight.

- Wild Bill Hickok

This circus that's advertised to show and furnish a little amusement for us heathens is owned by a woman, one whose pluck catches my sympathy every time.

- Wild Bill Hickok

I don't like to talk about that McCanles affair. It gives me a queer shiver whenever I think of it, and sometimes I dream about it and wake up in a cold sweat.

- Wild Bill Hickok

I have a mother back there in Illinois who is old and feeble. I haven't seen her this many a year and haven't been a good son to her, yet I love her better than anything in this life.

- Wild Bill Hickok

I have quit chewing tobacco and don't touch any lager beer, and I don't speak to the girls at all. I am getting to be a perfect hermit; my fiddle, my dog, and my gun I almost worship.

- Wild Bill Hickok

When the war closed, I buried the hatchet, and I won't fight now unless I'm put upon.

- Wild Bill Hickok

I have never insulted man or woman in my life, but if you knew what a wholesome regard I have for damn liars and rascals, they would be liable to keep out of my way.

- Wild Bill Hickok

I never, in all my life, took any mean advantage of an enemy.

- Wild Bill Hickok

My dearly beloved if I am to die today and never see the sweet face of you I want you to know that I am no great man and am lucky to have such a woman as you.

- Wild Bill Hickok

How to get over the river was the bother. At last, after thinking a heap about it, I came to the conclusion that I always did: that the boldest plan is the best and safest.

- Wild Bill Hickok

Harness mules and oxen, but give a horse a chance to run.

- Wild Bill Hickok

Agnes Darling, if such should be we never meet again, while firing my last shot, I will gently breathe the name of my wife - Agnes - and with wishes even for my enemies I will make the plunge and try to swim to the other shore.

- Wild Bill Hickok

There has been two awful fights in town this week. You don't know anything about such fighting at home as I speak of; this is no place for women and children, yet, although they all say it is so quiet here... if a man fights in Kansas and gets whipped, he never says anything more about it. If he does, he will get whipped for his trouble.

- Wild Bill Hickok