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The first trip of the Pony Express was made in ten days -
by Buffalo Bill

The first trip of the Pony Express was made in ten days -
an average of two hundred miles a day.
But we soon began stretching our riders and making better time.
- Buffalo Bill

But the love of adventure was in father's blood.
- Buffalo Bill

Washington newspaper men know everything.
- Buffalo Bill

The cholera had broken out at the post,
and five or six men were dying daily.
- Buffalo Bill

 

I was persuaded now that I was destined to lead a life on the Plains.
- Buffalo Bill

My wife was delighted with the home I had given her
amid the prairies of the far west.
- Buffalo Bill

Indians were frequently off their reservations.
- Buffalo Bill

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On reaching the place where the Indians had surprised us,
we found the bodies of the three men whom they had killed and scalped,
and literally cut into pieces.
- Buffalo Bill

The Indians kept increasing in numbers until it was
estimated that we were fighting from 800 to 1,000 of them.
- Buffalo Bill

The McCarthy boys, at the proper moment,
gave orders to fire upon the advancing enemy.
- Buffalo Bill

I had many enemies among the Sioux; I would be running
considerable risk in meeting them.
- Buffalo Bill

Having secured my Indian actors, I started for Baltimore,
where I organized my combination, and which was the
largest troupe I had yet had on the road.
- Buffalo Bill

Major North has had for years complete power over these
Indians and can do more with them than any man living.
- Buffalo Bill

Quick as lightning Wild Bill pulled his revolver.
The stranger fell dead, shot through the brain.
- Buffalo Bill

Excitement was plentiful during my two years' service as a Pony Express rider.
- Buffalo Bill

Every Indian outbreak that I have ever known has resulted
from broken promises and broken treaties by the government.
- Buffalo Bill

It was my effort, in depicting the West,
to depict it as it was.
- Buffalo Bill

Springfield has always had a place in my heart.
- Buffalo Bill

I felt only as a man can feel who is roaming over the
prairies of the far West,
well armed, and mounted on a fleet and gallant steed.
- Buffalo Bill

I found Spotted Tail's lodge.
He invited me to enter.
- Buffalo Bill

The Confederates had suspected Wild Bill of being a
spy for two or three days,
and had watched him closely.
- Buffalo Bill

Wild Bill was a strange character.
In person he was about six feet and one inch in height.
He was a Plains-man in every sense of the word.
- Buffalo Bill

General Custer was a close observer and student of personal character.
- Buffalo Bill

We got more provisions for our whiskey than the same money,
which we paid for the liquor, would have bought;
so after all it proved a very profitable investment.
- Buffalo Bill

As a good horse is not very apt to jump over a bank,
if left to guide himself, I let mine pick his own way.
- Buffalo Bill

After crossing the Smoky Hill River,
I felt comparatively safe as this was the last stream I had to cross.
- Buffalo Bill

But the West of the old times, with its strong characters,
its stern battles and its tremendous stretches of loneliness,
can never be blotted from my mind.
- Buffalo Bill

Wild Bill was anything but a quarrelsome man yet I
have personal knowledge of at least half a dozen men
whom he had at various times killed.
- Buffalo Bill

Some days I would go without any fire at all,
and eat raw frozen meat and melt snow in my mouth for water.
- Buffalo Bill

My restless, roaming spirit would not allow me to remain at home very long.
- Buffalo Bill

I had the best buffalo horse that ever made a track.
- Buffalo Bill

Major North and myself went out in advance of the command
several miles and killed a number of buffaloes.
- Buffalo Bill

My debut upon the world's stage occurred on February 26,
1845, in the State of Iowa.
- Buffalo Bill

I began to think my time had come, as the saying is.
- Buffalo Bill

I could never resist the call of the trail.
- Buffalo Bill

Nothing of course was ever done to Bill for the killing of Tutt.
- Buffalo Bill

We had avoided discovery by the Sioux scouts,
and we were confident of giving them a complete surprise.
- Buffalo Bill

My brother was a great favorite with everybody,
and his death cast a gloom upon the whole neighborhood.
- Buffalo Bill

The Free State men, myself among them,
took it for granted that Missouri was a slave state.
- Buffalo Bill

My first plan of escape having failed,
I now determined upon another.
- Buffalo Bill

The Indians were well mounted and felt proud and elated
because they had been made United States soldiers.
- Buffalo Bill

The audience, upon learning that the real Buffalo Bill was present,
gave several cheers between the acts.
- Buffalo Bill

I thought I was benefiting the Indians as well as the government,
by taking them all over the United States,
and giving them a correct idea of the customs,
life, etc., of the pale faces, so that when they returned
to their people they could make known all they had seen.
- Buffalo Bill

It was because of my great interest in the West,
and my belief that its development would be assisted
by the interest I could awaken in others,
that I decided to bring the West to the East through
the medium of the Wild West Show.
- Buffalo Bill

So for twelve miles I rode with Sherman,
and we became fast friends.
He asked me all manner of questions on the way,
and I found that he knew my father well,
and remembered his tragic death in Salt Creek Valley.
- Buffalo Bill

The greatest of all the Sioux in my time,
or in any time for that matter, was that wonderful old fighting man,
Sitting Bull, whose life will some day be written by
a historian who can really give him his due.
- Buffalo Bill

My mother's sympathies were strongly with the Union.
She knew that war was bound to come,
but so confident was she in the strength of the Federal
Government that she devoutly believed that the struggle
could not last longer than six months at the utmost.
- Buffalo Bill

You who live your lives in cities or among peaceful
ways cannot always tell whether your friends are the
kind who would go through fire for you.
But on the Plains one's friends have an opportunity to prove their mettle.
- Buffalo Bill

The first presentation of my show was given in May,
1883, at Omaha, which I had then chosen as my home.
From there we made our first summer tour,
visiting practically every important city in the country.
- Buffalo Bill

Stations were built at intervals averaging fifteen miles apart.
A rider's route covered three stations,
with an exchange of horses at each, so that he was
expected at the beginning to cover close to forty-five miles -
a good ride when one must average fifteen miles an hour.
- Buffalo Bill

My great forte in killing buffaloes was to get them
circling by riding my horse at the head of the herd
and shooting their leaders.
Thus the brutes behind were crowded to the left,
so that they were soon going round and round.
- Buffalo Bill

With the help of a friend I got father into a wagon,
when the crowd had gone.
I held his head in my lap during the ride home.
I believed he was mortally wounded.
He had been stabbed down through the kidneys,
leaving an ugly wound.
- Buffalo Bill

Frontiersmen good and bad, gunmen as well as inspired prophets of the future,
have been my camp companions.
Thus, I know the country of which I am about to write
as few men now living have known it.
- Buffalo Bill

Always be a first-rate version of yourself,
instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
- Judy Garland

All things at first appear difficult.
- Chinese proverb

Faith is taking the first step,
even when you don't see the whole staircase.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our "Rainbows and Butterflies" are the small miracles of our life -
the little things that are so easy to overlook,
yet so awe inspiring when we take a moment
to notice and to pay attention.
Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh,
for the touch of a hand and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Today is the first day of the rest of your life.
- Anonymous

Tolerance is the first principle of community;
it is the spirit which conserves
the best that all men think.
- Helen Keller

In order to succeed, you must first be willing to fail.
- Anonymous

Do first things first, and second things not at all.
- Peter F. Drucker

Seek first to understand,
then to be understood.
- Stephen Covey

When we step on the battlefield, I will be
The First Boots On and the Last Boots Off.
- LtG. Hal Moore

To climb steep hills requires a slow pace at first.
- William Shakespeare

The first question which the priest and the Levite asked was:
"If I stop to help this man, what will happen to me?"
But... the good Samaritan reversed the question:
"If I do not stop to help this man, what will happen to him?"
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Give thanks for the rainbows, for the butterflies,
for all God's creatures - large and small,
for the bright blue sky and the soft fog and the gentle rain,
for the tree veiled in the season's first frost,
for the baby's laugh, for the touch of a hand
and the whispered "I love you."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If at first you don't succeed, try try again.
- Proverb

First say to yourself what you would be;
then do what you have to do.
- Epictetus

The first sigh of love is the last breath of wisdom.
- Anonymous

The secret of getting ahead is getting started.
The secret of getting started is
breaking your complex overwhelming tasks
into small manageable tasks,
and starting on the first one.
- Mark Twain

Nothing happens unless first a dream.
- Carl Sandburg


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