Old West Wisdom, Old Sayings, and Famous Cowboy Quotes

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Outlaw Gangs and Gunfighters
Connie Douglas Reeves
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Cowboys in Heaven
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Essential Cowboy Gear
Evolution of the Cowboy
Horses & Cowboys
How to Be the Best Gunfighter
It Might Have Been Me ~ It Might Have Been You
Just A Little Refresher Course In Personal Freedom
Law Dawgs
Lord, Always Keep Me Humble
Lucille Mulhall
Old Cowboys Prayer
Old West Poetry
Old West Wisdom, Old Sayings, and Famous Cowboy Quotes
Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association
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No rancher has the right to sell, or own, what God meant to be free. The Range must always remain open.- BBQ Bill Shankelbean , 1855


Always drink upstream from the herd.-- Will Rogers


If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging. -- Will Rogers


Why should I obtain by force that which I can obtain by cheating? ~ Doc Holiday


To tittle-tattle is like playing poker, you win from time to time but in the end are ensnared at your own game. ~ Judge Roy Bean

If you think bull riding' isn't intense, come sit on his back and try on my saddle. This aint for tenderfoots. ~ Clancy Jean Driscoll

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.


Conflict follows wrongdoing as surely as flies follow the herd. ~ Doc Holiday


Don't interfere with something that ain't bothering' you none. ~ Judge Roy Bean


The bigger a man's gun the smaller his doodlewick. ~ Calamity Jane


You can't tell how good a man or a watermelon is 'til they get thumped. ~ Judge Roy Bean


Never miss a good chance to shut up.~ Judge Roy Bean


A decent cowboy does not take what belongs to someone else and if he does he deserves to be strung up and left for the flies and coyotes ~ Judge Roy Bean


When you begin a cattle drive you can't expect to say you are finished until you have visited a fancy woman and played some games of chance. ~ Wild Bill Hickok


Don't squat with your spurs on. -- Will Rogers


If you get to thinking you're a person of some influence, try ordering somebody else's dog around. -- Will Rogers


It don't take a genius to spot a goat in a flock of sheep. -- Old West Proverb


Never ask a barber if you need a haircut. -- Old West Proverb


Careful as a naked man climbin' a barbed wire fence -- Old West Proverb


Never drop your gun to hug a grizzly. -- Old West Proverb


If you're riding ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make
sure it's still there. -- Old West Proverb


Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear or a fool from any direction. -- Old West Proverb


A bronc rider should be light in the head and heavy in the seat. -- Old West Proverb


Broke is what happens when a cowboy lets his yearnin's get ahead of his earnin's. -- Old West Proverb


Any cowboy can carry a tune. The trouble comes when he tries to unload it. -- Old West Proverb


When in doubt, let your horse do the thinkin'. -- Old West Proverb


When a cowboy's too old to set a bad example, he hands out good advice. -- Old West Proverb


Worry is like a rockin' horse. It's something to do that don't get you nowhere. -- Old West Proverb


Poor is having to sell the horse to buy the saddle. -- Old West Proverb


Letting the cat out of the bag is a whole lot easier than putting it back in. -- Will Rogers


The quickest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it back in
your pocket. -- Old West Proverb


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.-- Will Rogers


Behind every successful rancher is a wife who works in town. -- Old West Proverb

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