The novelist James Fenimore died at the age of 61. Here is all you want to know, and more!
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An American writer known for his historical tales of Indian and frontier life, he is particularly famous for his Leatherstocking series. Cooper’s Leatherstocking hero, Natty Bumppo, was also the protagonist of his best-known novel, The Last of the Mohicans (1826).
He married Susan Augusta de Lancey in 1811 and made good on his promise that he could write a better novel than any of the books she was reading. He and de Lancey became parents to seven children.
Party leads to vicious, corrupt and unprofitable legislation, for the sole purpose of defeating party.
Knowledge is the parent of knowledge. He who possesses most of the information of his age will not quietly submit to neglect its current acquisitions, but will go on improving as long as means and opportunities offer; while he who finds himself ignorant of most things, is only too apt to shrink from a labour which becomes Herculean.
All greatness of character is dependent on individuality. The man who has no other existence than that which he partakes in common with all around him, will never have any other than an existence of mediocrity.
All sacrifices of common sense, and all recourse to plausible political combinations, whether of individuals or of men, are uniformly made at the expense of the majority.
Individuality is the aim of political liberty. By leaving the citizen as much freedom of action and of being as comports with order and the rights of others, the institutions render him truly a freeman. He is left to pursue his means of happiness in his own manner.