Saturday, March 14, 2015

Savvy Sayin's

by Anna Kathryn Lanier

1) A good thing about talking to your horse is he doesn't talk back.

2) When you scalp a man more'n once, you begin to run out of hide.

3) Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear or a fool from any direction.

4) Too little temptation can lead to virtue.

5) Outlaws and martyrs are greatly improved by death.

6) When you ain't got nothing to lose, try anything.

7) Life is like checkers.  When you reach the top, you can move anywhere you want.

8) Don't complain of getting old. The only alternative is worse.

9) Fear breeds hate.

10) Married men don't like history too close to home.

11) You can't tell how far a frog will jump or a horse will run by the color of his hide.

12) Advice is handy only before trouble comes.

13) Saddle your horse before sassin' the boss.

14) Nothin' gets nothin'

15) Cowboys are paid $30 a month to out-think cows.

From Savvy Sayin's: True Wisdom From the Real West collected by Ken Alstad


  1. I loved every one of these sayings. As funny as they are, they are all true. I especially liked "fear breeds hate" and "saddle your horse before you sass the boss."
    Great post!


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