Good Ol' Cowboy Quotes

From far and wide we've gathered a bunch of wise quotes from some old cowboys.

The Great Will Rogers Quotes

  • Never slap a man who's chewing tobacco.
  • Always drink upstream from the herd.
  • There's two theories to arguing with a woman. Neither one works.
  • Never miss a good chance to shut up.
  • We can't all be heroes because someone has to sit on the curb and clap as they go by.
  • Never kick a cow chip on a hot day.
  • If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.
  • I never expected to see the day when girls would get sunburned in the places they now do.
  • The best way out of a difficulty is through it.
  • 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.
  • What the country needs is dirtier fingernails and cleaner minds.
  • Diplomacy is the art of saying "Nice doggie" until you can find a rock.
  • An onion can make people cry but there's never been a vegetable that can make people laugh.
  • If you're riding' ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it's still there.
  • Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier'n puttin' it back.

Random Cowboy Quotes

  • Don't squat with your spurs on.
  • If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging.
  • It don't take a genius to spot a goat in a flock of sheep.
  • Never ask a barber if you need a haircut.
  • Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance.
  • You live in hell? HA! I ride him everyday.
  • Grass is for bulls, what do you ride?
  • "A gun is a tool, Marion, no better or no worse than any other tool, an axe, a shovel or anything. A gun is as good or as bad as the man using it. Remember that." -- Shane
  • Talk slowly, think quickly.
  • Sometimes you get and sometimes you get got.
  • Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear, or a fool from any direction.