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Louis L'Amour Quotes

Louis Dearborn L'Amour was an American author.
(1908 - 1988)

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A body shouldn't heed what might be. He's got to do with what is.

A good beginning makes a good end.

A man can lose sight of everything else when he's bent on revenge, and it ain't worth it.

A man shares his days with hunger, thirst, and cold, with the good times and the bad, and the first part of being a man is to understand that.

A man who says he has never been scared is either lying or else he's never been any place or done anything.

A mountain man tries to live with the country instead of against it.

A wise man fights to win, but he is twice a fool who has no plan for possible defeat.

All loose things seem to drift down to the sea, and so did I.

Anger is a killing thing: it kills the man who angers, for each rage leaves him less than he had been before-it takes something from him.

Any man can shoot a gun, and with practice he can draw fast and shoot accurately, but that makes no difference. What counts is how you stand up when somebody is shooting back at you.

Being scared can keep a man from getting killed, and often makes a better fighter of him.

Enemies can be an incentive to survive and become someone in spite of them. Enemies can keep you alert and aware.

Everyone has it within his power to say, this I am today, that I shall be tomorrow.
[The Future]

Few of us ever live in the present, we are forever anticipating what is to come or remembering what has gone.
[The Present]

For one who reads, there is no limit to the number of lives that may be lived, for fiction, biography, and history offer an inexhaustible number of lives in many parts of the world, in all periods of time.

For you and me, today is all we have; tomorrow is a mirage that may never become reality.
[The Future]

Hate would destroy him who hated.

He might never really do what he said, but at least he had it in mind. He had somewhere to go.

He never knew when he was whipped ... so he never was.

I am somebody. I am me. I like being me. And I need nobody to make me somebody.
[Self Acceptance]

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