An Old Cowboy's Advice

* Keep your fences horse-high, pig-tight & bull-strong.
* Keep skunks & bankers & lawyers 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.
* Don't corner something that would normally run from you.
* It doesn'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 is never gonna happen anyway.
* Don't judge folks by their relatives.

* Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
* Don't interfere with somethin' that ain't botherin' you none.
* Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance.

* Sometimes you get, & sometimes you get got.
* Don't fix it if it ain't broke.
* Always drink upstream from the herd.

* Good judgment comes from experience, & a lot of that comes from bad judgment.
* 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.

                                                                        COWBOY ETHICS

Platitudes? Perhaps. But I think living by simple principles like these would solve a great many of the problems of
today's world. Ask ten people what are their set of principles that they live their lives by, and, if they have principles,
ask them if they consciously and actively practice them everyday. Imagine a world where everyone lived by principles.

Oh but wait, then there would be need for lawyers, courts, bankers, politicians, credit, debt, slavery, crime, human
trafficking, war, bigotry, racism, and well . . . you get the idea.


All the Old West Radio and Television Serials had their own special code of ethics that they would spell out for the kids
and parents listening to the broadcast. Gene Autry, the Lone Ranger, Wild Bill Hickock and Hopalong Cassidy had a
creed that they would follow in dealing with the good and bad guys in the story. This one says it better than most and
comes from
"Cowboy Ethics: What Wall Street Can Learn from the Code of the West" by James P. Owen. Look it
up and buy a copy.

1.Live each day with courage.
2.Take pride in your work.
3.Always finish what you start.
4.Do what has to be done.
5.Be tough, but fair.
6.When you make a promise, keep it.
7.Ride for the brand.
8.Talk less and say more.
9.Remember that some things aren't for sale.
10.Know where to draw the line.

We will do everything in our power to live by this creed and expect it from those we do business with.  If you can't play
by the rules then go somewhere else.

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                                                      "Seven Blunders of the World"


                                                       1. Wealth without work

                                                       2. Pleasure without conscience

                                                       3. Knowledge without character

                                                       4. Commerce without morality

                                                       5. Science without humanity

                                                       6. Worship without sacrifice

                                                       7. Politics without principle


                                                     —Mahatma Gandhi