James Fenimore Cooper

((1789-1851) / Burlington, New Jersey, United States)

James Fenimore Cooper Quotes

  • ''Party leads to vicious, corrupt and unprofitable legislation, for the sole purpose of defeating party.''
    James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851), U.S. novelist. The American Democrat, "On Party," (1838).
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  • ''Candor is a proof of both a just frame of mind, and of a good tone of breeding. It is a quality that belongs equally to the honest man and to the gentleman.''
    James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851), U.S. novelist. The American Democrat, ch. 23 (1838).
  • ''The tendency of democracies is, in all things, to mediocrity.''
    James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851), U.S. novelist. The American Democrat, "On the Disadvantages of Democracy," (1838).
  • ''It is a besetting vice of democracies to substitute public opinion for law. This is the usual form in which masses of men exhibit their tyranny.''
    James Fenimore Cooper (1789-1851), U.S. novelist. The American Democrat, "On the Disadvantages of Democracy," (1838).

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Best Poem of James Fenimore Cooper

My Brigantine

MY brigantine!
Just in thy mould and beauteous in thy form,
Gentle in roll and buoyant on the surge,
Light as the sea-fowl rocking in the storm,
In breeze and gale thy onward course we urge,
My water-queen!

Lady of mine!
More light and swift than thou none thread the sea,
With surer keel or steadier on its path;
We brave each waste of ocean-mystery
And laugh to hear the howling tempest's wrath,
For we are thine!

My brigantine!
Trust to the mystic power that points thy way,
Trust to...

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My Brigantine

MY brigantine!
Just in thy mould and beauteous in thy form,
Gentle in roll and buoyant on the surge,
Light as the sea-fowl rocking in the storm,
In breeze and gale thy onward course we urge,
My water-queen!

Lady of mine!
More light and swift than thou none thread the sea,

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