*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
*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
going to happen anyway.
*Don't judge folks by their relatives.
*Remember that silence is sometimes the best
*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
botherin' you none.
*Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a
*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 up stream from the herd.
*Good judgment comes from experience, and a
lotta that comes from bad judgment.
*Lettin' the cat otta 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.
(This is all true for I was born and raised on the farm in the background. J Charlie)