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The Wisdom of Will Rogers

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Will Rogers was a comedian and actor from the early part of the Twentieth Century.  Before becoming a stage personality, he had actually been a cowboy – some of his act involved lasso tricks!

Will
Rogers, who died in a 1935 plane crash, was one of the
greatest
political sages this country has 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 puttin’ it back.
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.
ABOUT
GROWING OLDER… 
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 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.
Eighth
~
One must wait
until evening to see how splendid the day has been.
Ninth
~
Being young is
beautiful, but being old is comfortable.
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.

h/t my dear sister, Ellie

About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

Discussion

9 thoughts on “The Wisdom of Will Rogers

  1. Lots of good thoughts. Don’t know how “comfortable” old age is… will have to wait and see. Middle age isn’t so hot.

    I’ve paraphrased my favorite of these sayings for a long time, often when giving advice to younger folks moaning about their mistakes. I tell them, “most good judgment comes from surviving a lot of bad judgment. Learn from your mistakes, don’t wallow in them.”

    Posted by MamaLiberty | January 21, 2013, 10:56 am
  2. He was a smart fella. Started cracking jokes to keep the audience entertained while re-coiling his lasso, and the laughter was louder than the applause he got for the rope tricks.

    Did I mention how smart he was?

    Posted by Rev. Paul | January 21, 2013, 1:29 pm
  3. I’ll vouch for #9… sigh…🙂

    Posted by Old NFO | January 21, 2013, 1:59 pm
  4. A very smart man indeed. Thanks for a day brightener.

    Posted by brigid223Brigid | January 21, 2013, 6:48 pm
  5. An “Aw shucks” demeanor cloaking an incredibly observant man.

    Posted by ProudHillbilly | January 22, 2013, 7:56 am

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