The Best Daniel Boone Quotes


What Are Your Favorite Daniel Boone Quotes?

Daniel Boone (2 November 1734 – 26 September 1820) was an American pioneer, explorer, trailblazer, and frontiersman. Boone is most famous for blazing a trail through the Cumberland Gap in the Appalachian Mountains in order to explore and settle the western lands of Kentucky.

Daniel Boone Portrait by Chester Harding [Public domain], <a href="">via Wikimedia Commons</a>
Daniel Boone Portrait by Chester Harding [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons
Today Boone is a legendary folk hero and one of the most well known frontiersmen from his era. The man, the myth, and the legend of Daniel Boone has been retold in books, movies, and TV shows. Some of his quotes and wise wisdom will withstand the test of time.

Below you’ll find a selection of the best Daniel Boone quotes:

  • It isn’t how you die. It’s what you live for.
  • I have never been lost, but I will admit to being confused for several weeks.
  • I’m going now. My time has come.
  • All you need for happiness is a good gun, a good horse, and a good wife.
  • I was happy in the midst of dangers and inconveniences.
  • In this situation I was constantly exposed to danger and death.
  • Heaven must be a Kentucky kind of place.
  • I can’t say as ever I was lost, but I was bewildered once for three days.
  • 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.
  • I’ve opened the way for others to make fortunes, but a fortune for myself was not what I was after.
  • Nature was here a series of wonders, and a fund of delight.
  • Lightning does not often strike twice in the same place.
  • Curiosity is natural to the soul of man and interesting objects have a powerful influence on our affections.

If you’re a Daniel Boone fan, you may also enjoy the lyrics by Vera Matson to the theme song for the Daniel Boone television series that ran from 1964 to 1970:

Daniel Boone was a man,
Yes, a big man!
With an eye like an eagle
And as tall as a mountain was he!
Daniel Boone was a man,
Yes, a big man!
He was brave, he was fearless
And as tough as a mighty oak tree!

Which of these Daniel Boone quotes is your favorite? Did we miss any quotes that we should add to the list? Tell us in the comments below.

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