40+ 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

There ain’t no ticks like poly-ticks. Bloodsuckers all. – Davy Crockett

I must say as to what I have seen of Texas it is the garden spot of the world. The best land and the best prospects for health I ever saw, and I do believe it is a fortune to any man to come here. There is a world of country here to settle. – Davy Crockett

I have suffered myself to be politically sacrificed to save my country from ruin and disgrace and if I am never a gain elected, I will have the gratification to know that I have done my duty. – 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

I know nothing, by experience, of party discipline. I would rather be a raccoon-dog, and belong to a Negro in the forest, than to belong to any party, further than to do justice to all, and to promote the interests of my country. The time will and must come, when honesty will receive its reward, and when the people of this nation will be brought to a sense of their duty, and will pause and reflect how much it cost us to redeem ourselves from the government of one man. – Davy Crockett

Look at my arms, you will find no party handcuff on them. – Davy Crockett

Most of 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

Farewell to ye all! In the land of the stranger I rise, or I fall. – Davy Crockett

It is quite possible that someone is insane, and they think they have a chance. Not insane in the clinical sense, but they may have such a strong political ambition that they blind themselves to reality. – Davy Crockett

A bulger of a place it is. The number of the ships beat me all hollow and looked for all the world like a big clearing in the West, with the dead trees all standing. – 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

The party in power, like Jonah’s gourd, grew up quickly, and will quickly fall. – Davy Crockett

Heaven knows that I have done all that a mortal could do, to save the people, and the failure was not my fault, but the fault of others. – Davy Crockett

There is no chance of hurrying business here like in the legislature of a State there is such a disposition here to Show Eloquence that this will be a long Session and do no good. – Davy Crockett

Sorrow, it is said, will make even an oyster feel poetical. I never tried my hand at that sort of writing but on this particular occasion such was my state of feeling, that I began to fancy myself inspired; so I took pen in hand, and as usual I went ahead. – Davy Crockett

We have the right as individuals, to give away as much of our own money as we please in charity; but as members of Congress we have no right to appropriate a dollar of the public money. – 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

I’m that same David Crockett, fresh from the backwoods, half-horse, half-alligator, a little touched with the snapping turtle; can wade the Mississippi, leap the Ohio, ride upon a streak of lightning, and slip without a scratch down a honey locust [tree]. – 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

Remember these words when I am dead. First be sure you’re right, then go ahead. – Davy Crockett

My tongue speak what my heart thinks. – Davy Crockett

I am at liberty to vote as my conscience and judgment dictates to be right, without the yoke of any party on me… Look at my arms, you will find no party hand-cuff on them. – Davy Crockett

It was expected of me that I was to bow to the name of Andrew Jackson… even at the expense of my conscience and judgement. such a thing was new to me, and a total stranger to my principles. – 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 dead than hypocritically immortalized. – Davy Crockett

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

I also told them of the manner in which I had been knocked down and dragged out, and that I didn’t consider it a fair fight any how they could fix it. I put the ingredients in the cup pretty strong I tell you, and I concluded my speech by telling them that I was done with politics for the present, and they might all go to hell, and I would go to Texas. – Davy Crockett

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

I would rather be beaten, and be a man, than to be elected and be a little puppy dog. – Davy Crockett

If I could rest anywhere, it would be in Arkansas, where the men are of the real half-horse, half-alligator breed such as grows nowhere else on the face of the universal earth. – Davy Crockett

Throughout the day no time for memorandums now. Go ahead! Liberty and independence forever. – 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

Make sure you’re right, then go ahead. – Davy Crockett

Let your tongue speak what your heart thinks. – Davy Crockett

Be always sure you are right – then go ahead. – Davy Crockett

Pop, pop, pop! Bom, bom, bom!/ Throughout the day/ no time for memorandums now./ Go ahead! Liberty and independence forever. – Davy Crockett

But we have two big German shepherds in the back yard. If she’d been able to get to them, we wouldn’t be talking at the hospital now. – Davy Crockett

I have acted fearless and independent and I never will regret my course. I would rather be politically buried that to be hypocritically immortalized. – Davy Crockett

You can all go to Hell, I’m going to Texas! – Davy Crockett

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