Monday, March 17, 2008

An oldie but goodie I was reminded of today



Your fences need to be
horse-high, pig-tight

and bull-strong.

Keep skunks

and bankers

and lawyers

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.


don't jes'



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,

or unkind 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 botherin'

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


from the herd.

Good judgment

comes from


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.


theCloth said...

I love quotes. Everyday I get AWAD(a word a day) delivered free to my e-mail account. Besides a new word and meaning there's a quote from someone. It's really the quote I'm after. I then use the quote in my e-mail signature.

Isn't nice when enjoying life can be as simple as reading a good quote?

Amanda said...

I love the one about the biggest troublemaker is looking you in the mirror. That rings absolutely true for me. I'm my own worst enemy and anyone else's who happens to wander too close.

Happy Birthday, Pwaaaaige!

Kim said...

The quote was lovely. A bit long. Maybe you were feeling a little sentimental. I hope you have a WONDERFUL BIRTHDAY!

Love you cuz, you make me laugh.

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday to you, Happy birthday to you!

You'll always be older than me!

Anonymous said...

Way better than just "goodie".

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