David McCullough’s Top 10 Popular and Famous Quotes

Ten of My Favourite David McCullough Quotes 

David McCullough, a writer whom I am guessing you love? Here are our 10 best David McCullough quotes for you to enjoy. At Australia Unwrapped we believe every book has at least one quotable line, and our mission is to find them all. Here you will find David McCullough’s top 10 popular and famous quotes. Like every good writer David McCullough made a number of memorable quotes, here are some of our favourites: 

Popular Quotes

“Real success is finding your lifework in the work that you love.”
― David McCullough

 “Any nation that expects to be ignorant and free,” Jefferson said, “expects what never was and never will be.” And if the gap between the educated and the uneducated in America continues to grow as it is in our time, as fast as or faster than the gap between the rich and the poor, the gap between the educated and the uneducated is going to be of greater consequence and the more serious threat to our way of life. We must not, by any means, misunderstand that.”
― David McCullough

“To me, history ought to be a source of pleasure. It isn’t just part of our civic responsibility. To me, it’s an enlargement of the experience of being alive, just the way literature or art or music is.”

[The Title Always Comes Last; NEH 2003 Jefferson Lecturer interview profile]”
― David McCullough

 “The longer I live, the more I read, the more patiently I think and the more anxiously I inquire, the less I seem to know…do justly. Love mercy. Walk humbly. This is enough.”
― David McCullough, John Adams

 “Writing is thinking. To write well is to think clearly. That’s why it’s so hard.”

(Interview with NEH chairman Bruce Cole, Humanities, July/Aug. 2002, Vol. 23/No. 4)”
― David McCullough

 “If you get down about the state of American culture, just remember there are still more public libraries in this country than there are McDonalds.”
― David McCullough

“History is a guide to navigation in perilous times. History is who we are and why we are the way we are. ”
― David McCullough

 “Nothing ever invented provides such sustenance, such infinite reward for time spent, as a good book.”
― David McCullough

“You can’t be a full participant in our democracy if you don’t know our history.”
― David McCullough

“Our obligations to our country never cease but with our lives. – John Adams”
― David McCullough, John Adams

10 Famous Quotes by Author David McCullough

Quotes for all, here you found our selection of 10 David McCullough quotes. Make sure you help by commenting your best David McCullough quote below and sharing our favourite authors so we can look them up, read some of their works and give you the best quotes we can find. We hope you enjoyed our top 10 quotes by David McCullough. However, feel free to comment below if you disagree or would like to include some other great and memorable David McCullough quotes in our list. 

One Final Bonus – David McCullough Quote 

“Once upon a time in the dead of winter in the Dakota Territory, Theodore Roosevelt took off in a makeshift boat down the Little Missouri River in pursuit of a couple of thieves who had stolen his prized rowboat. After several days on the river, he caught up and got the draw on them with his trusty Winchester, at which point they surrendered. Then Roosevelt set off in a borrowed wagon to haul the thieves cross-country to justice. They headed across the snow-covered wastes of the Badlands to the railhead at Dickinson, and Roosevelt walked the whole way, the entire 40 miles. It was an astonishing feat, what might be called a defining moment in Roosevelt’s eventful life. But what makes it especially memorable is that during that time, he managed to read all of Anna Karenina. I often think of that when I hear people say they haven’t time to read.”
― David McCullough

Dave Peterson

Dave Peterson Passion for adventure and sharing his life long journey with as many others as possible. "What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us." HENRY S. HASKINS

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