Zane Grey

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To resist evil men and base instincts, to hate hate and to love love, to go on when it would seem good to die, to seek ever after the glory and the dream, to look up with unquenchable faith in something evermore about to be — that is what any man can do, and so be great.

Pearl Zane Grey (31 January 187223 October 1939), usually known as Zane Grey, was an American author most famous for his popular adventure novels and stories that were a basis for the Western genre in literature and the arts which idealized the American frontier.

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We'll use a signal I have tried and found far-reaching and easy to yell. Waa-hoo!
  • We'll use a signal I have tried and found far-reaching and easy to yell. Waa-hoo!
    • The Last of the Plainsmen (1908).
  • It was the elision of the weaker element — the survival of the fittest; and some, indeed very many, mothers must lose their sons that way.
    • The Desert of Wheat (1919).
  • "If I fished only to capture fish, my fishing trips would have ended long ago."
    • Tales of Southern Rivers, 1924


  • To bear up under loss — to fight the bitterness of defeat and the weakness of grief — to be victor over anger — to smile when tears are close — to resist evil men and base instincts — to hate hate and to love love — to go on when it would seem good to die — to seek ever after the glory and the dreamto look up with unquenchable faith in something evermore about to be — that is what any man can do, and so be great.
    • As quoted in in The North American Almanac (1931), p. 54, this sometimes published with a prefix "Recipe for greatness —" but this does not appear in the earliest versions of it yet located.

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