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Some Cowboy Wisdom

The cowboy way of life is based on common sense and practical wisdom. Some samples of that wisdom are listed below. (I received these in one of those e-mails everyone gets from their friends and can't tell you the source or author. If anyone knows the author, please let me know and I'll give him/her credit.)

"If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is to stop digging."

"If you get to thinkin' you're a person of some influence, try orderin' somebody else's dog around."

"Don't interfere with something that ain't bothering you none."

"If it don't seem like it's worth the effort, it probably ain't."

"Never ask a barber if you need a haircut."

"Generally, you ain't learning nothing when your mouth's a jawin'."

"If you're riding' ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it's still there with ya."

"Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment."

"Lettin' the cat out of the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin' it back."

"The quickest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it back into your pocket."

"Never miss a good chance to shut up."


There are, of course, others. If you have some favorites, send them along.