James F. Cooper Quotes

Candor is a proof of both a just frame of mind, and of a good tone of breeding. It is a quality that belongs equally to the honest man and to the gentleman.




James Fenimore Cooper, 1789-1851, Writer, The American Democrat, 1838

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James F. Cooper
James F. Cooper
  • Born: September 15, 1789
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Novelist

James Fenimore Cooper was an American writer of the first half of the 19th century. His historical romances draw a picture of frontier and American Indian life in the early American days which created a unique form of American literature. He lived most of his life in Cooperstown, New York, which was founded by his father William on property that he owned. Cooper was a lifelong member of the Episcopal Church and contributed generously to it. He attended Yale University for three years, where he was a member of the Linonian Society.