Ben Cartwright: One place or another, there'll always be a Mark Burdette, and for every one like him who makes it, a thousand will fail. But then, what are thousand to one odds for a man who looks up into the sky and sees... a bonanza!
Ben Cartwright: [to Mark] Mr. Burdette, we have our own way of doing business on the Ponderosa. We pay a honest day's wages for a honest day's work and we expect the same in return. Nothing more, nothing less.
Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright: [to Joe] C'mon Little Joe, she's not for you. Stuff your eyes back in your head, they're about to pop out.
Chief Winnemucca: The Paiutes are strong. They do not beg. If now, Winnemucca is called woman among the council fires. Winnemucca is no woman. He thinks of his people. The ways of peace are good ways, but because the Paiutes love peace does not mean he cannot make war.
Joseph 'Little Joe' Cartwright: Hoss, I'd have myself a good time if you weren't here.
Eric 'Hoss' Cartwright: Yeah. Get yourself in a peck of trouble too.
Mark Burdette: There's more than one way to strike it rich. Man can live without whisky and women, clothing and shelter, but if he doesn't eat, he dies.
Mark Burdette: You saw what a fake I was.
Glory: Your not a fake. Just a man reaching for the moon... or anything else a million miles away.
Adam Cartwright: He came here to strike it rich, find a bonanza, and now he's dead.
Glory: He found it. He found his bonanza. He found it just as he died. And that's better than never finding it at all, isn't it?
Adam Cartwright: Yes Glory, it's better. It's better.