Old Farmer’s Advice – Wit and Wisdom To Live By


Thanks goes to my buddy Joe Cummins for passing this along to me. We argue a bit occasionally, but I wish he lived closer so we could do it in person over beer or coffee.

  • Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.
  • Keep skunks, lawyers, and bankers at a distance.
  • Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.
  • A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor.
  • Words that soak into your ears are whispered…not yelled.
  • Meanness don’t jes’ happen overnight.
  • Forgive your enemies; it messes up their heads.
  • Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you.
  • It don’t take a very big person to carry a grudge.
  • You cannot unsay a cruel word.
  • Every path has a few puddles.
  • When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.
  • The best sermons are lived, not preached.
  • Most of the stuff people worry about ain’t never gonna happen anyway.
  • Don’t judge folks by their relatives.
  • Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
  • Live a good, honorable life.. Then when you get older and think back, you’ll enjoy it a second time.
  • Don’t interfere with somethin’ that ain’t bothering you none.
  • Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a Rain dance.
  • If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin’.
  • Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got.
  • The biggest troublemaker you’ll probably ever have to deal with, watches you from the mirror every mornin’.
  • Always drink upstream from the herd.
  • Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment.
  • Lettin’ the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin’ it back in.
  • If you get to thinkin’ you’re a person of some influence, try orderin’ somebody else’s dog around..
  • Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply.
  • Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.
  • Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you.
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2 responses to “Old Farmer’s Advice – Wit and Wisdom To Live By

  1. Aurelio Grabo

    Of course most anyone on the right would agree. But what would Jon Stewart have to say about it?? 😉

  2. sorority

    Enjoyed the posts..

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