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A zeal for the defence of their country led these ...
by Daniel Boone

A zeal for the defence of their country led these heroes to the scene of action,
though with a few men to attack a powerful army of experienced warriors.
- Daniel Boone

In this situation I was constantly exposed to danger and death.
- Daniel Boone

In this time the enemy began to undermine our fort,
which was situated sixty yards from Kentucky River.
- Daniel Boone

May the same Almighty Goodness banish the accursed monster,
war, from all lands, with her hated associates,
rapine and insatiable ambition!
- Daniel Boone

 

I had gained the summit of a commanding ridge,
and, looking round with astonishing delight,
beheld the ample plains, the beauteous tracts below.
- Daniel Boone

I was happy in the midst of dangers and inconveniences.
- Daniel Boone

One day I undertook a tour through the country,
and the diversity and beauties of nature I met with in this charming season,
expelled every gloomy and vexatious thought.
- Daniel Boone

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We were then in a dangerous, helpless situation,
exposed daily to perils and death amongst savages and wild beasts,
not a white man in the country but ourselves.
- Daniel Boone

Let peace, descending from her native heaven,
bid her olives spring amidst the joyful nations;
and plenty,
in league with commerce, scatter blessings from her copious hand!
- Daniel Boone

I have never been lost, but I will admit to being confused for several weeks.
- Daniel Boone

On the fourth day of July following,
a party of about two hundred Indians attacked Boonsborough,
killed one man, and wounded two.
- Daniel Boone

All you need for happiness is a good gun,
a good horse, and a good wife.
- Daniel Boone

Nature was here a series of wonders,
and a fund of delight.
- Daniel Boone

In such a diversity it was impossible I should be disposed to melancholy.
- Daniel Boone

In the decline of the day, near Kentucky river,
as we ascended the brow of a small hill,
a number of Indians rushed out of a thick cane-brake upon us,
and made us prisoners.
- Daniel Boone

Curiosity is natural to the soul of man and interesting
objects have a powerful influence on our affections.
- Daniel Boone

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.
- Daniel Boone

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.
- Daniel Boone

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.
- Daniel Boone

Soon after, I returned home to my family,
with a determination to bring them as soon as possible to live in Kentucky,
which I esteemed a second paradise, at the risk of my life and fortune.
- Daniel Boone

A policy is a temporary creed liable to be changed,
but while it holds good
it has got to be pursued with apostolic zeal.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I have an almost religious zeal...
not for technology per se, but for the Internet which is for me,
the nervous system of mother Earth, which I see as a living creature,
linking up.
- Dan Millman

Kindness has converted more sinners than zeal,
eloquence, or learning.
- Frederick William Faber

Never let your zeal outrun your charity.
The former is but human, the latter is divine.
- Hosea Ballou

When you are laboring for others let it be with the
same zeal as if it were for yourself.
- Confucius

Experience shows that success is due less to ability than to zeal.
- Charles Buxton

Zeal is fit for wise men, but flourishes chiefly among fools.
- John Tillotson

Zeal is very blind, or badly regulated,
when it encroaches upon the rights of others.
- Pasquier Quesnel

We do have a zeal for laughter in most situations,
give or take a dentist.
- Joseph Heller

He that does a base thing in zeal for his friend burns
the golden thread that ties their hearts together.
- Jeremy Taylor

Zeal without humanity is like a ship without a rudder,
liable to be stranded at any moment.
- Owen Feltham

When suave politeness, tempering bigot zeal,
corrected 'I believe' to 'one does feel'.
- Ronald Knox

All enterprises that are entered into with indiscreet
zeal may be pursued with great vigor at first,
but are sure to collapse in the end.
- Tacitus

The zeal, bravery, and good behavior of the officers
and men on the night of June 30,
and during July 1, was commendable in the extreme.
- John Buford

The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in the insidious
encroachment by men of zeal,
well meaning but without understanding.
- Louis D. Brandeis

Zeal will do more than knowledge.
- William Hazlitt

Zeal is a volcano, the peak of which the grass of indecisiveness does not grow.
- Khalil Gibran

My father and uncles and all their friends turned their
lungs black trying to satisfy my collector's zeal.
- Edward G. Robinson

There is a holy, mistaken zeal in politics,
as well as in religion.
By persuading others, we convince ourselves.
- Junius

The Mohawks have on all occasions shown their zeal
and loyalty to the Great King;
yet they have been very badly treated by his people.
- Joseph Brant

Zeal without knowledge is fire without light.
- Thomas Fuller

Missionary zeal does not grow out of intellectual beliefs,
nor out of theological arguments, but out of love.
If I do not love a person I am not moved to help him
by proofs that he is in need;
if I do love him,
I wait for no proof of a special need to urge me to help him.
- Roland Allen

We have been filled with grief as we have witnessed
the decline of the North American Church that was once
filled with missionary zeal and yet now seems determined
to bury itself in a deadly embrace with the spirit of the age.
- Peter Akinola

The home to everyone is to him his castle and fortress,
as well for his defence against injury and violence,
as for his repose.
- Edward Coke

Men like Hitler and Stalin and their immediate lieutenants
cannot plead in defence of their actions that these
were justified by the accepted values of that time.
- Douglas Hurd

He that rebels against reason is a real rebel,
but he that in defence of reason rebels against tyranny
has a better title to Defender of the Faith,
than George the Third.
- Thomas Paine

The defence and air defence ministers were both replaced
and more than 2,000 officers lost their jobs.
- Mathias Rust

Self-defence is Nature's eldest law.
- John Dryden

In defence, I have cultivated a death wish.
- Billy Fury

Lying is the most simple form of self-defence.
- Susan Sontag

Strength lies not in defence but in attack.
- Adolf Hitler

Sadness is also a kind of defence.
- Ivo Andric

In the one defence, briefly, we accept responsibility
but deny that it was bad:
in the other,
we admit that it was bad but don't accept full,
or even any, responsibility.
- J. L. Austin

I appeal to all Britishers to answer this call to arms
for the defence of all the principles that we Englishmen
have been the first to proclaim in the world.
- John Amery

I have never in my life played the French Defence,
which is the dullest of all openings.
- Wilhelm Steinitz

But which is the State's essential function,
aggression or defence, few seem to know or care.
- Benjamin Tucker

It is the duty of our men to enroll themselves in the national services.
We need all our manpower for defence.
For the military and...
we need a quarter of a million men.
- Eamon de Valera

The lucky thing was that I was Italian;
when the other Italians saw me fight back,
they came to my defence.
- Gregory Corso

The history of man is the history of crimes,
and history can repeat.
So information is a defence.
Through this we can build, we must build,
a defence against repetition.
- Simon Wiesenthal

I have the Pleasure to assure you Congress pay particular
Attention to the Defence of New Jersey,
and hitherto have denied us nothing which we have Asked for that Purpose.
- Abraham Clark

God bless the Union; - it is dearer to us for the blood
of brave men which has been shed in its defence.
- Edward Everett

Doesn't the fight for survival also justify swindle
and theft? In self defence,
anything goes.
- Imelda Marcos

I would, therefore, say that for no reason whatsoever,
except in self-defence, should one think of killing any animal.
- Morarji Desai

There is always more spirit in attack than in defence.
- Titus Livius

Hungary is, in a word, in a state of WAR against the Hapsburg dynasty,
a war of legitimate defence, by which alone it can
ever regain independence and freedom.
- Lajos Kossuth

New Zealand's taken some very significant decisions
in relation to defence in the last two years.
- Jenny Shipley

When others stood idly by, you and your families gave your all,
in defence of a risen people and in pursuit of Irish freedom and unity.
- Gerry Adams

The first lines of defence against criminals are the victims themselves.
- Michael Badnarik

It was essentially for self defence that we went to
war in Afghanistan and would go to war in Iraq.
- Douglas Hurd

Believing a person deserves a defence is not the same
as doing anything in your power to get him off scot-free.
- Tammy Bruce

Invincibility lies in the defence; the possibility
of victory in the attack.
- Sun Tzu


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