Old Farmer's Advice:

• 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. •
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Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight,
he'll just kill you.