"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."
"We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot."Buffalo Bill on Eleanor Roosevelt
"That which does not kill us makes us stronger."Buffalo Bill on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."Buffalo Bill on Helen Keller
"Do not pray for easy lives. Pray to be stronger men."Buffalo Bill on John F. Kennedy
"The world breaks everyone, and afterward, some are strong at the broken places."Buffalo Bill on Ernest Hemingway
"But the love of adventure was in father's blood."
"My brother was a great favorite with everybody, and his death cast a gloom upon the whole neighborhood."
"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."
"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."
"Every Indian outbreak that I have ever known has resulted from broken promises and broken treaties by the government."