Favorite Quotes & Words of Wisdom

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Like many of you, I am often captivated by the words of others. I try and save them when I find something particularly interesting or appropriate to whatever subject I have been working on.

We have listed many of these in our “Quote Section” on the left hand margin. I am sure you will find them as fascinating as I, so scroll down and read away. They offer great insights into the problems of our complex and troubled world. They also offer some marvelous solutions, if we listen.

Almost everyone has a favorite quote or two. We would love to hear some of yours.

Below are just a few of ours:

Random Hunting & Fishing Quotes

What Boy’s Do


“The woods are made for the hunters of dreams, the brooks for the fishers of song”.

–Sam Foss

“Rich, ‘the Old Man said dreamily, ‘is not baying after what you can’t have. Rich is having the time to do what you want to do. Rich is a little whiskey to drink and some food to eat and a roof over your head and a fish pole and a boat and a gun and a dollar for a box of shells. Rich is not owing any money to anybody, and not spending what you haven’t got.”

–Robert Ruark, “The Old Man’s Boy Grows Older”

“When a hunter is in a tree stand with high moral values and with the proper hunting ethics and richer for the experience, that hunter is 20 feet closer to God”.

–Fred Bear

“In this quiet, peaceful time of twilight there is, in this great circle of life, an awful lot of hunting and fishing and catching and killing and dying and eating going on all around me. As the old fisherman said, ‘That’s the way with life. Sometimes you eat well; sometimes you are well-eaten.’”

–Paul Quinnett, Darwin’s Bass

“Come warm weather, I’m going to take a kid fishing; I hope you do to. But nothing would make me happier than to look across the cove or down the stream and see a young one help an old one remember what it is like to be young in Springtime.”

–Gene Hill

“How like fish we are: ready, nay eager, to seize upon whatever new thing some wind of circumstance shakes down upon the river of time! And how we rue our haste, finding the gilded morsel to contain a hook.”

–Aldo Leopold

“No human being, however great, or powerful, was ever so free as a fish.”

–John Ruskin, The Two Paths

When some of my friends have asked me anxiously about their boys, whether they should let them hunt, I have answered yes – remembering that it was one of the best parts of my education – make them hunters.

–Henry David Thoreau


Michael Patrick McCarty


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4 thoughts on “Favorite Quotes & Words of Wisdom”

  1. A couple of good books if you have not already read them Michael. “The Creature from Jeckyll Island” by Edward Griffin and two “Tragedy and Hope” by Quigley.
    By the way I also graduated from Colorado State University in Business 1983.
    Visit my website for a look at my “place” and perhaps pick up some of my very own writing.

  2. This is a Wayne Gretsky quote: You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.
    Yogi Berra: When you come to a fork in the road, take it.
    Winston Churchill: He has all of the virtues I dislike and none of the vices I admire.
    Tallulah Bankhead: There is less in this than meets the eye.
    Satchel Paige: How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you was?
    Oscar Wilde: I can resist everything but temptation.
    William Shakespeare: How oft the sight of means to do ill deeds, Make deeds ill done.
    Lincoln: Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.
    Groucho Marx: I never forget a face, but in your case I’ll make an exception.

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