Louis L'Amour

Jim Mayo · Tex Burns pseudonymy

americká, 1908 - 1988

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A body shouldn't heed what might be. He's got to do with what is.


A man who says he has never been scared is either lying or else he's never been any place or done anything.


A wise man fights to win, but he is twice a fool who has no plan for possible defeat.


Any man can shoot a gun, and with practice he can draw fast and shoot accurately, but that makes no difference. What counts is how you stand up when somebody is shooting back at you.


Being scared can keep a man from getting killed, and often makes a better fighter of him.


Enemies can be an incentive to survive and become someone in spite of them. Enemies can keep you alert and aware.


For you and me, today is all we have; tomorrow is a mirage that may never become reality.


Hate would destroy him who hated.


He might never really do what he said, but at least he had it in mind. He had somewhere to go.


He never knew when he was whipped ... so he never was.


I fear there will be no future for those who do not change.


I have been nothing ... but there is tomorrow.


It is better to have no emotion when it is work. Do what needs to be done, and do it coolly.


Men strive for peace, but it is their enemies that give them strength, and I think if man no longer had enemies, he would have to invent them, for his strength only grows from struggle.


One thing we learned. To make a start and keep plugging. When I had fights at school, the little while I went, I just bowed my neck and kept swinging until something hit the dirt. Sometimes it was me, but I always got up.


Pa, he always said a man had to look spry for himself, because nobody would do it for him; your opportunities didn't come knocking around, you had to hunt them down and hog-tie them.


Pouze ten, kdo toho hodně poznal, si dokáže plně uvědomit svou nevědomost.


Přijde čas, kdy si budeš myslet, že je všechno hotovo. To bude začátek. (Sám v horách)


Revenge could steal a man's life until there was nothing left but emptiness.


The one law that does not change is that everything changes, and the hardship I was bearing today was only a breath away from the pleasures I would have tomorrow, and those pleasures would be all the richer because of the memories of this I was enduring.


The wind was cold off the mountains and I was a naked man with enemies behind me, and nothing before me but hope.


There is no miraculous change that takes place in a boy that makes him a man. He becomes a man by being a man.


There was a Texas Ranger one time who said that there's no stopping a man who knows he's in the right and keeps a-coming.


There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. Yet that will be the beginning.


To see more, to learn more, to be more. This was my dream.


Victory is won not in miles, but in inches. Win a little now, hold your ground, and later win a little more.


Všichni muži - i ženy - byli smutně, slabě lidští. Měli sklon očekávat víc, než mohli dostat, a doufat, že to získají bez práce. (Krajina Pistolníků, s. 37)


We accept the verdict of the past until the need for change cries out loudly enough to force upon us a choice between the comforts of further inertia and the irksomeness of action.


What a man wants to do he generally can do, if he wants to badly enough.


You can't fight the desert... you have to ride with it.