A cowboy is a man with guts and a horse.
Ain’t nothin’ like ridin’ a fine horse in new country.
Always drink upstream from the herd.
Always take a good look at what you’re about to eat. It’s not so important to know what it is, but it’s critical to know what it was.
An onion can make people cry but there’s never been a vegetable that can make people laugh.
Behind every successful rancher is a wife who works in town.
Boots, chaps and cowboy hats…. nothing else matters.
Don’t squat with your spurs on.
Don't interfere with something that ain't botherin' you none.
Don't judge people by their relatives.
Don't worry about bitin' off more'n you can chew; your mouth is probably a whole lot bigger'n you think.
Generally, you ain't learnin' nothing when your mouth's a-jawin'.
Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment.
I took to the life of a cowboy like a horse takes to oats.
If it don't seem like it's worth the effort, it probably ain't.
If lawyers are disbarred and clergymen are defrocked, shouldn't it follow that cowboys would be deranged?
If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin'.
If you get thrown from a horse, you have to get up and get back on, unless you landed on a cactus; then you have to roll around and scream in pain.
If you get to thinkin' you're a person of some influence, try orderin' somebody else's dog around.
If you're ridin' ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it's still there with ya.
It don't take a genius to spot a goat in a flock of sheep.
It is easier to get an actor to be a cowboy than to get a cowboy to be an actor.
It’s the bulls and blood, dust and mud, and the roar of a Sunday crowd.
It's better to be a has-been that a never-was.
Lettin’ the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin’ it back.
Live a good, honorable life. Then when you get older and think back, you'll enjoy it a second time.
Nature gave us all something to fall back on, and sooner or later we all land flat on it.
Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear, or a fool from any direction.
Never ask a barber if you need a haircut.
Never miss a good chance to shut up.
Never slap a man who’s chewing tobacco.
Never was a cowboy who couldn't be throwed.
Nobody ever drowned in his own sweat.
Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
Shirts that cost more than a weeks worth of groceries are like horseshoes that cost more than a horse
Speak your mind, but ride a fast horse.
Talk slowly, think quickly.
Tellin' a man to git lost and makin' himdo it are two entirely different propositions.
The biggest troublemaker you'll probably ever have to deal with watches you shave his face in the mirror every morning.
The colder it gets, the harder it is to swaller.
The cowboy is a patriot.
The cowboy must never shoot first, hit a smaller man or take unfair advantage.
The easiest way to eat crow is while it's still warm.
The quickest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it back into your pocket.
There never was a horse that couldn't be rode;
Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance.
We all got pieces of crazy in us, some bigger pieces than others.
When you give a personal lesson in meanness to a critter or to a person, don't be surprised if they learn their lesson.
When you lose, don't lose the lesson.
When you're throwin' your weight around, be ready to have it thrown around by somebody else.
Whoever said a horse was dumb, was dumb
You can tell a true cowboy by the type of horse that he rides.
You can't tell how good a man or a watermelon is 'til they get thumped.(Character shows up best when tested.)