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“Give me six ho…

“Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four sharpening the axe.”

― Abraham Lincoln

Then scan your map, search your plans,
And ponder the hunter’s guess –
While the silver track of the brook leads back
Into the wilderness

Once more, to-night, the woods are white
That lie so dim and far,
Where the wild trout hide and the moose abide,
Under the northern star.
-Albert Bigelow Paine, The Tent Dwellers

It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to. -Frodo Baggins


Safety never takes a vacation, just ask Matthew Chase.

In London or New York some other means must be found to gratify primitive impulse. I think every big town should contain artificial waterfalls that people could descend in very fragile canoes, and they should contain bathing pools full of mechanical sharks.-Bertrand Russel, Nobel Lecture 1950

What on earth would I do if four bears came into my camp? Why, I would die of course. Literally shit myself lifeless. -Bill Bryson, A Walk in the Woods

All that is gold does not glitter,
Not all those who wander are lost;
The old that is strong does not wither;
Deep roots are not reached by the frost. -Bilbo Baggins

Ethical behavior is doing the right thing when no one else is watching- even when doing the wrong thing is legal.-Aldo Leopold

The only reason I ever played golf in the first place was so I could afford to hunt and fish. -Sam Snead, Legendary Golfer

When he was young, I told Dale Jr. that hunting and racing are a lot alike. Holding that steering wheel and holding that rifle both mean you better be responsible. – Dale Earnhardt Sr.

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