Saturday, 8 September 2012

Time For James F. Cooper Quotes

"No civilized society can long exist, with an active power in its bosom that is stronger than the law." James F. Cooper

"The tendency of democracies is, in all things, to mediocrity." James F. Cooper

"Party leads to vicious, corrupt and unprofitable legislation, for the sole purpose of defeating party." James F. Cooper

"Ignorance and superstition ever bear a close and mathematical relation to each other." James F. Cooper

"The disposition of all power is to abuses, nor does it at all mend the matter that its possessors are a majority." James F. Cooper

"The common faults of American language are an ambition of effect, a want of simplicity, and a turgid abuse of terms." James F. Cooper

"Systems are to be appreciated by their general effects, and not by particular exceptions." James F. Cooper

James F. Cooper Quotes
Photograph by Mathew Brady, 1850

James Fenimore Cooper (September 15, 1789 – September 14, 1851) was a prolific and popular American writer of the early 19th century. His historical romances of frontier and Indian life in the early American days created a unique form of American literature. He lived most of his life in Cooperstown, New York, established by his father William. Cooper was a lifelong member of the Episcopal Church and in his later years contributed generously to it. He attended Yale University for three years but dropped out after becoming discontented with college life. Before embarking on his career as a writer he served in the U.S. Navy as a Midshipman which greatly influenced many of his novels and other writings. He is best remembered as a novelist who wrote numerous sea-stories and the historical novels known as the Leatherstocking Tales. Among naval historians his works on early U.S. naval history have been widely received but were sometimes criticized by Cooper's contemporaries. Among his most famous works is the Romantic novel The Last of the Mohicans, often regarded as his masterpiece.
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