The Californios by Louis L'Amour

The Californios (Bantam Books, 1974) is one of my favorite books by Louis L'Amour. His books are read and loved by millions. Here are some interesting (to say the least) quotes from its pages.

"All men age, as all men die. The thing is not to die too soon, Senora, and to live wisely. To live a long time is nothing, to live a long time wisely is something." (pg. 56, Juan the Old One)
"What is education but a conditioning of the mind to a society and a way of life? There are many kinds of education, and often education closes as many doors as it opens, for to believe implies disbelief. One accepts one kind of belief but closes the mind to all that is, or seems to be contradictory." (pg. 56, Juan the Old One)
"He turned in his saddle and spoke to Sean, who now rode behind while Montero had fallen back to the rear. "Do not forget the way. I am soon to die." (pg. 57, Juan the Old One)
"Often the offerings to gods are made even when the names of gods are forgotten. Habit is forever with us, I think, and the old beliefs may whither but they do not die." (pg. 150, Montero)

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Adversus Trinitas

"...unless you believe that I am he you will die in your sins." (John 8:24 ESV)