Advice From an Old Farmer
· Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.
· Keep skunks and bankers at a distance.
· Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.
· A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor.
· Words that soak into your ears are whispered… not yelled.
· Meanness don’t jes’ happen overnight.
· Forgive your enemies; it messes up their heads.
· Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you.
· It don’t take a very big person to carry a grudge.
· You cannot unsay a cruel word.
· Every path has a few puddles.
· When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.
· The best sermons are lived, not preached.
· Most of the stuff people worry about ain’t never gonna happen anyway.
· Don’t judge folks by their relatives.
· 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 somethin’ that ain’t bothering you none.
· Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a Rain dance.
· If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin’.
· Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got.
· The biggest troublemaker you’ll probably ever have to deal with, watches you from the mirror every mornin’.
· Always drink upstream from the herd.
· Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment.
· Lettin’ the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin’ it back in.
· If you get to thinkin’ you’re a person of some influence, try orderin’ somebody else’s dog around..
· Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.
· Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you.
· Most times, it just gets down to common sense.