Cowboy Quotes and Wisdom

“When I quote others, I do so in order to express my own ideas more clearly.”

Michel de Montaigne

Common Sense Cowboy Logic

“Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear, or a fool from any direction.”

“Behind every successful rancher is a wife who works in town.”

“When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.”

“Talk slowly, think quickly.”

“Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.”

“Live a good, honorable life.  Then when you get older and think back, you’ll enjoy it a second time.”

“Don’t interfere with something that ain’t botherin’ you none.”

“It’s better to be a has-been than a never-was.”

“The easiest way to eat crow is while it’s still warm.”

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

“If it don’t seem like it’s worth the effort, it probably ain’t.”

“It don’t take a genius to spot a goat in a flock of sheep.”

“Sometimes you get, …and sometimes, you get got.”

“The biggest troublemaker you’ll probably ever have to deal with watches you shave his face in the mirror every morning.”

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

“Don’t worry about bitin’ off more’n you can chew; your mouth is probably a whole lot bigger’n you think.”

“Always drink upstream from the herd.”

“Generally, you aint’t learnin’ nothing when your mouth’s a-jawin’.”

“Tellin’ a man to get lost and makin’ him do it are two entirely different propositions.”

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

“Good judgement comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgement.”

“When you give a personal lesson in meanness to a critter or to 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.”

“Lettin’ the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin’ it back.”

“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 sure critical to know what it was.”

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

“You can’t tell how good a man or a watermelon is ‘til they get thumped.”

“Never miss a good chance to shut up.”

“Slow down!  You can go farther in a trot than you can in a gallop.”

“If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen are defrocked, shouldn’t it follow that cowboys would be deranged?”

“There never was a horse that couldn’t be rode; Never was a cowboy who couldn’t be throwed.”

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