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  • The wisdom of Will Rogers . . .

    Will Rogers, who died in a plane crash with Wylie Post in 1935, was probably the greatest political sage this country has ever known.

    Enjoy the following:

    1. Never slap a man who's chewing tobacco.

    2. Never kick a cow chip on a hot day.

    3. There are 2 theories to arguing with a woman...neither works.

    4. Never miss a good chance to shut up.

    5. Always drink upstream from the herd.

    6. If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.

    7. The quickest way to double your money is to fold it and put it back in your pocket.

    8. 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.

    9. Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.

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

    11. Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier'n puttin' it back.

    12. 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.


    ABOUT GROWING OLDER...

    First ~ Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.

    Second ~ The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.

    Third ~ Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me, I want people to know "why" I look this way.
    I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved.

    Fourth ~ When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to youth, think of Algebra.

    Fifth ~ You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks.

    Sixth ~ I don't know how I got over the hill without getting to the top.

    Seventh ~ One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that it is such a nice change from being young.

    Eighth ~ One must wait until evening to see how splendid the day has been.

    Ninth ~ Being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable.

    Tenth ~ Long ago when men cursed and beat the ground with sticks, it was called witchcraft. Today it's called golf.

    And finally ~ If you don't learn to laugh at trouble, you won't have anything to laugh at when you are old.



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  • #2
    Originally posted by topscribe
    Will Rogers, who died in a plane crash with Wylie Post in 1935, was probably the greatest political sage this country has ever known.

    Enjoy the following:

    1. Never slap a man who's chewing tobacco.

    2. Never kick a cow chip on a hot day.

    3. There are 2 theories to arguing with a woman...neither works.

    4. Never miss a good chance to shut up.

    5. Always drink upstream from the herd.

    6. If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.

    7. The quickest way to double your money is to fold it and put it back in your pocket.

    8. 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.

    9. Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.

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

    11. Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier'n puttin' it back.

    12. 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.


    ABOUT GROWING OLDER...

    First ~ Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.

    Second ~ The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.

    Third ~ Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me, I want people to know "why" I look this way.
    I've traveled a long way and some of the roads weren't paved.

    Fourth ~ When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to youth, think of Algebra.

    Fifth ~ You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks.

    Sixth ~ I don't know how I got over the hill without getting to the top.

    Seventh ~ One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that it is such a nice change from being young.

    Eighth ~ One must wait until evening to see how splendid the day has been.

    Ninth ~ Being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable.

    Tenth ~ Long ago when men cursed and beat the ground with sticks, it was called witchcraft. Today it's called golf.

    And finally ~ If you don't learn to laugh at trouble, you won't have anything to laugh at when you are old.



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    Do you get some of your own " " from these and others?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by B4Bronco16
      Do you get some of your own " " from these and others?
      I didn't understand your question.

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      • #4
        I know your a smart man, and I've seen ya used very smart quotes. Do you use any of these?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by B4Bronco16
          I know your a smart man, and I've seen ya used very smart quotes. Do you use any of these?
          Is there a point to your question?

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          • #6
            Originally posted by topscribe
            Is there a point to your question?

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            I think he's complementing you Top on your wisdom and asking if you use any of those quotes or have been influenced by them in your own posts.

            Loved them by the way, especially 3,4 and no 9. Tenth one in growing older is very funny too!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Jaws
              I think he's complementing you Top on your wisdom and asking if you use any of those quotes or have been influenced by them in your own posts.

              Loved them by the way, especially 3,4 and no 9. Tenth one in growing older is very funny too!
              I hope he didn't think I was taking offense. I wasn't. I just did not know what the point was so I could respond appropriately.

              In answer to your (and his?) inquiry, sometimes I am not so wise. But I try . . .

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              • #8
                " Tenth ~ Long ago when men cursed and beat the ground with sticks, it was called witchcraft. Today it's called golf "

                This brought up an idea I had awhile back. I've always thought of showing the relations between the cave-people of way back, and the people of today. At first I'd show a video of the cave-people dancing and jumping around a fire. The kids watching would more than likely start laughing and making jokes, but then suddenly I'd have the video switch to a pep-rally, showing students (and teachers?) jumping and dancing around, let's say, the band. The movie would cut to black, and in big white bold-letters it would say: "See the difference?"

                Thanks for the memory,


                "When Kepler found his long-cherished belief did not agree with the most precise observation, he accepted the uncomfortable fact. He preferred the hard truth to his dearest illusions; that is the heart of science."
                - Carl Sagan

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by topscribe
                  I hope he didn't think I was taking offense. I wasn't. I just did not know what the point was so I could respond appropriately.

                  In answer to your (and his?) inquiry, sometimes I am not so wise. But I try . . .

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                  Oh no, you didn't top..... I just could have stated the question better.

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