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You want wisdom? Try Will Rogers

genkakugenkaku VeteranNorthampton, Mass. U.S.A. Veteran

"Never Squat With Your Spurs On!"

(Will Rogers, who died in a 1935 plane crash in Alaska with bush pilot, Wiley Post, was one of the greatest political/country/cowboy sages ever known.)
Some of his sayings:
1. Never slap a man who's chewing tobacco.
2. Never kick a cow chip on a hot day.
3. There are two theories to arguing with a woman. Neither works.
4. Never miss a good chance to shut up.
5. Always drink upstream from the herd.
6. If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.
7. The quickest way to double your money is to fold it and put it back into your pocket.
8. There are three kinds of men:
The ones that learn by reading.
The few who learn by observation.
The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence and find out for themselves.
9. Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.
10. If you're riding' ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it’s still there.
11. Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier'n than puttin' it back in.
12. After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started roaring. He kept it up until a hunter came along and shot him.
The moral: When you're full of bull, keep your mouth shut.

First ~ Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.
Second ~ The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.
Third ~ Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me. I want people to know 'why' I look this way.
I've traveled a long way, and some of the roads weren't paved.
Fourth ~ When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to your youth, think of algebra …
Fifth ~ You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks.
Sixth ~ I don't know how I got over the hill without getting to the top.
Seventh ~ One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that it’s such a nice change from being young.
Eight ~ One must wait until evening to see how splendid the day has been.
Ninth ~ Being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable and relaxed.
Tenth ~ Long ago, when men cursed and beat the ground with sticks, it was called witchcraft. Today it's called golf.
And, finally ~ If you don't learn to laugh at trouble, you won't have anything to laugh at when you're old.

ZenshinBunksFosdickKannon[Deleted User]mosquitolobster


  • ZenshinZenshin Veteran East Midlands UK Veteran

    @genkaku that was awesome, thanks.

  • KannonKannon NAMU AMIDA BUTSU Ach-To Veteran

    Bite sized wisdom is the easiest to digest

  • genkakugenkaku Veteran Northampton, Mass. U.S.A. Veteran

    Bite sized wisdom is the easiest to digest

    Yup ... makes me want to go into the guru business.

  • lobsterlobster Veteran Veteran

    Cowboy guru? It's a hard job but someones gotta do it. All you need is a hat and a funny walk ... or is that Charlie Chaplain ... ;)

  • lobsterlobster Veteran Veteran

    Here is some wisdom quotes as part of a random quote program I am exploring ...

    Quotation[0] = "Time is of the essence! Comb your hair.";
    Quotation[1] = "Sanity is a golden apple with no shoelaces.";
    Quotation[2] = "Repent! The end is coming, $9.95 at Amazon.";
    Quotation[3] = "Honesty blurts where deception sneezes.";
    Quotation[4] = "Pastry satisfies where art is unavailable.";
    Quotation[5] = "Delete not, lest you, too, be deleted.";
    Quotation[6] = "O! Youth! What a pain in the backside.";
    Quotation[7] = "Wishes are like goldfish with propellers.";
    Quotation[8] = "Love the river's \"beauty\", but live on a hill.";
    Quotation[9] = "Invention is the mother of too many useless toys.";
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