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

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

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

When you give a lesson in meanness to a critter or a person, don't be surprised if they learn their lesson.

When you're throwin' your weight around, be ready to have it thrown around by somebody else.

Never miss a good chance to shut up.

If it ain't broken, don't reckon you need to worry bout fixin' it.

Never trust a man who agrees with you. He's probably wrong.

Talk low, talk slow and don't say too much.

If somebody outdraws you, smile and walk away. There's plenty of time to look tough when you're outta sight!

Don't squat with your spurs on.

Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.

Always drink upstream from the herd.

Letting the cat out of the bag is a whole lot easier than putting it back in.

There's two theories to arguing with a woman. Neither one works.

Never drop your gun to hug a grizzly.

Never kick a cow chip on a hot day.

Never slap a man who's chewing tobacco.

When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.

Don't worry about biting off more than you can chew. Your mouth is probably a whole lot bigger than you think.

Like a good cowboy, a good hat just gets better as it gets older.

Always take a good look at what you're about to eat. It's not so important to know what it is, but it's good to know what it was.

It don't take a genius to spot a goat in a flock of sheep.

Go after life as if it's something that's got to be roped in a hurry before it gets away.

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

Never get up before breakfast. If you have to get up before breakfast, eat breakfast first.

Making it in life is kind of like busting broncos. You're going to get thrown a lot. The simple secret is to keep getting back on.

There are more horses asses than horses.

Never ask a barber if he thinks you need a haircut.

When you're up to your nose in manure, keep your mouth shut.
Cowboy Wisdom