39+ Best Davy Crockett Quotes: Exclusive Selection

David Crockett was an American folk hero, frontiersman, soldier, and politician. He is commonly referred to in popular culture by the epithet “King of the Wild Frontier”. Profoundly David Crockett quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

Famous Davy Crockett Quotes

Fame is like a shaved pig with a greased tail, and it is only after it has slipped through the hands of some thousands, that some fellow, by mere chance, holds on to it! Davy Crockett

The power of collecting and disbursing money at pleasure is the most dangerous power that can be entrusted to man.

Let your tongue speak what your heart thinks. Davy Crockett

The entreaties of my wife were thrown in the way of my going, but all in vain; for I always had a way of just going ahead at whatever I had a mind to. Davy Crockett.

Be sure you are right, then go ahead. Davy Crockett

I have always supported measures and principles and not men. Davy Crockett.

The enemy fought with savage fury, and met death with all its horrors, without shrinking or complaining: not one asked to be spared, but fought as long as they could stand or sit. Davy Crockett

We gaze with admiration upon the glories of the setting sun, yet scarcely bestow a passing glance upon its noonday splendor. Davy Crockett.

Better to keep a good conscience with an empty purse, than to get a bad opinion of myself, with a full one. Davy Crockett

Go ahead! Liberty and Independence forever. Davy Crockett.

For the information of young hunters, I will just say, in this place, that whenever a fellow gets bad lost, the way home is just the way he doesn’t think it is. This rule will hit nine times out of ten. Davy Crockett

I had been elected by a majority of three thousand five hundred and eighty five votes, and I believed they were honest men, and wouldn’t want me to vote for any unjust notion, to please Jackson or any one else. Davy Crockett.

I have acted fearless and independent and I never will regret my course. Davy Crockett

If one man in the country could take all the money, what was the use of passing any bills about it? Davy Crockett.

I know not whether, in the eyes of the world, a brilliant death is not preferred to an obscure life of rectitude. Most men are remembered as they died, and not as they lived. We gaze with admiration upon the glories of the setting sun, yet scarcely bestow a passing glance upon its noonday splendor. Davy Crockett

In the land of the stranger, I rise or I fall. Davy Crockett.

I don’t know of anything in my book to be criticized on by honorable men. Davy Crockett

Although our great man at the head of the nation, has changed his course, I will not change mine. Davy Crockett.

I want people to be able to get what they need to live: enough food, a place to live, and an education for their children. Government does not provide these as well as private charities and businesses. Davy Crockett

I have never knew what it was to sacrifice my own judgement to gratify any party and I have no doubt of the time being close at hand when I will be rewarded for letting my tongue speak what my heart thinks. Davy Crockett.

We must not permit our respect for the dead or our sympathy for the living to lead us into an act of injustice to the balance of the living. Davy Crockett

You may all go to Hell, and I will go to Texas. Davy Crockett.

I have suffered myself to be politically sacrificed to save my country from ruin and disgrace and if I am never again elected I will have the gratification to know that I have done my duty. Davy Crockett

I hope to see our once happy country restored to its former peace and happiness, and once more redeemed from tyranny and despotism. Davy Crockett.

Most of the authors seek fame, but I seek for justice  a holier impulse than ever entered into the ambitious struggles of the votaries of that fickle, flirting goddess. Davy Crockett

I ain’t used to oily words; I am used to speak what I think, of men, and to men. Davy Crockett.

I gave my decisions on the principles of common justice and honesty between man and man, and relied on natural born sense, and not on law, learning to guide me; for I had never read a page in a law book in all my life. Davy Crockett

I would rather be politically buried than to be hypocritically immortalized. Davy Crockett.

Whenever I had anything and saw a fellow being suffering, I was more anxious to relieve him than to benefit myself. And this is one of the true secrets of my being a poor man to this day. Davy Crockett

The General refused to let us go. We were, however, determined to go. Davy Crockett.

You will find me standing up to my rack, as the people’s faithful representative, and the public’s most obedient, very humble servant. Davy Crockett

I know not whether, in the eyes of the world, a brilliant death is not preferred to an obscure life of rectitude. Davy Crockett.

Money with them is nothing but trash when it is to come out of the people. But it is the one great thing for which most of them are striving, and many of them sacrifice honor, integrity, and justice to obtain it.Davy Crockett

They said it was a favorite measure of the President, and I ought to go for it. I told them I believed it was a wicked unjust measure. Davy Crockett.

I know, that obscure as I am, my name is making a considerable deal of fuss in the world. Davy Crockett

I am sorry to say I do doubt the honesty of many men that are called good at home, that have given themselves up to serve a party.  Davy Crockett

I am no man’s man. I bark at no man’s bid. I will never come and go, and fetch and carry, at the whistle of the great man in the white house, no matter who he is. Davy Crockett

Congress allows lemonade to the members and has it charged under the head of stationery I move also that whiskey be allowed under the item of fuel. Davy Crockett