Top 14 Wild Bill Hickok Quotes

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“How to get over the river was the bother. At last, after thinking a heap about it, I came to the conclusion that I always did: that the boldest plan is the best and safest.”

― Wild Bill Hickok

“I never, in all my life, took any mean advantage of an enemy.”

― Wild Bill Hickok

“My dearly beloved if I am to die today and never see the sweet face of you I want you to know that I am no great man and am lucky to have such a woman as you.”

― Wild Bill Hickok

“I have quit chewing tobacco and don’t touch any lager beer, and I don’t speak to the girls at all. I am getting to be a perfect hermit; my fiddle, my dog, and my gun I almost worship.”

― Wild Bill Hickok

“I have a mother back there in Illinois who is old and feeble. I haven’t seen her this many a year and haven’t been a good son to her, yet I love her better than anything in this life.”

― Wild Bill Hickok

“When the war closed, I buried the hatchet, and I won’t fight now unless I’m put upon.”

― Wild Bill Hickok

“There has been two awful fights in town this week. You don’t know anything about such fighting at home as I speak of; this is no place for women and children, yet, although they all say it is so quiet here… if a man fights in Kansas and gets whipped, he never says anything more about it. If he does, he will get whipped for his trouble.”

― Wild Bill Hickok

“I have never insulted man or woman in my life, but if you knew what a wholesome regard I have for damn liars and rascals, they would be liable to keep out of my way.”

― Wild Bill Hickok

“This circus that’s advertised to show and furnish a little amusement for us heathens is owned by a woman, one whose pluck catches my sympathy every time.”

― Wild Bill Hickok

“Agnes Darling, if such should be we never meet again, while firing my last shot, I will gently breathe the name of my wife – Agnes – and with wishes even for my enemies I will make the plunge and try to swim to the other shore.”

― Wild Bill Hickok

“If I’ve got any authority in Hays, Mrs. Lake isn’t going to pay this town a cent of license for showing, and if any man attempts to stop this show, then just put it down that he’s got me to fight.”

― Wild Bill Hickok

“I know my Agnes and only live to love her.”

― Wild Bill Hickok

“Harness mules and oxen, but give a horse a chance to run.”

― Wild Bill Hickok

“I don’t like to talk about that McCanles affair. It gives me a queer shiver whenever I think of it, and sometimes I dream about it and wake up in a cold sweat.”

― Wild Bill Hickok
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