While we would have loved to have come up with all of the words of wisdom listed below, those wise words ain't ours. They come from a wide range of cowboys and cowgirls over the years that passed their knowledge and way of life onto others. If there are any words of wisdom you'd like to see added to this list, message us below.

  • "Speak your mind, but ride a fast horse."

  • "When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on."

  • "Tossin’ your rope before buildin’ a loop don’t catch the calf."

  • "Life is not about how fast you run or how high you climb, but how well you bounce."

  • "Only a buzzard feeds on his friends."

  • "The measure of any person is when they do the right thing even when no one is watching."

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

  • "If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is to stop digging."

  • "Polishing your pants on saddle leather don’t make you a rider."

  • "Confidence is that feeling you have before you fully understand the situation."

  • "Never corner something meaner than yourself."

  • "Go after life as if it’s something that’s got to be roped in a hurry before it gets away."

  • "Trouble will always come to visit, but you don’t need to offer it a seat."

  • "Don’t interfere with something that’s not bothering you none."

  • "When you climb into the saddle, you better be prepared to ride for anything."

  • "No one is born a cowboy or cowgirl. You become one."

  • "Making it in life is kinda like bronc riding: you’re gonna get thrown a lot, but the secret is to keep getting back on."

  • "When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty."

  • "There’s no place ’round the campfire for a quitter’s blanket."

  • "You don’t learn much when everything goes right."

  • "Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer."

  • "Some people follow wagon tracks while others break new trails."

  • "Life sure is a lot simpler when you plow around the stump."

  • "You can learn a lot about a person by looking at the horse they ride."

  • "Always take a good look at what you’re about to eat; it’s less about knowing what it is and more about knowing what it was."

  • "In every journey, who you choose to travel with can be more important than your choice of destination. Choose wisely."

  • "The trick with just about anything is to start where you are, use what you have, and do what you can."

  • “If anything, be a good listener. We have yet to meet anyone whose ears got them into trouble.”

  • "Just because someone is in your circle, doesn’t mean they’re in your corner."

  • "Don’t ruin a good today by dwelling on a bad yesterday."

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