Words of Wisdom from the late Roy Rodgers “King of the Cowboys”
• Never miss a good chance to shut up.
• A remark generally hurts in proportion to its truth.
• Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.
• The quickest way to double your money is to fold it and put it back into your pocket.
• 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.
• Always drink upstream from the herd.
• Chaotic action is preferable to orderly inaction.
• If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.
• A man only learns in two ways, one by reading, and the other by association with smarter people.
• 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.
• Diplomacy is the art of saying “Nice doggie” until you can find a rock.
• Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today.
• Everything is funny, as long as it’s happening to somebody else.
• Get someone else to blow your horn and the sound will carry twice as far.
• If you want to be successful, it’s just this simple. Know what you are doing. Love what you are doing. And believe in what you are doing.
• So let’s be honest with ourselves and not take ourselves too serious, and never condemn the other fellow for doing what we are doing every day, only in a different way.
• The fellow that can only see a week ahead is always the popular fellow, for he is looking with the crowd. But the one that can see years ahead, he has a telescope but he can’t make anybody believe that he has it.
• The more that learn to read the less learn how to make a living.
That’s one thing about a little education. It spoils you for actual work. The more you know the more you think somebody owes you a living.
• Live in such a way that you would not be ashamed to sell your parrot to the town gossip.