Old Vaquero Saying

“Be respectful, even to hateful people, because your mama raised you better.”


“We are here, and it is now. Further than that, all human knowledge is moonshine.” – H.L. Mencken


Will James was a successful Western author and artist, best known for his books about cowboying and horses, including Smoky the Cowhorse and Lone Cowboy. – TRUE WEST ARCHIVES –

“A good horse always packs a good man.” – Will James

“A golden bit does not make the horse any better.” – Mexican Proverb

“Creative achievement is the boldest initiative of the mind.” – Robert Grudin

“Heroes are not giant statues framed against a red sky. They are people who say ‘This is my community, and it is my responsibility to make it better.’” – Studs Terkel

“Life is not a matter of holding good cards, but sometimes, playing a poor hand as well.” – Jack London


Oklahoma native and Cherokee tribal member Will Rogers cowboyed for a living before he became one of the world’s best-known Western entertainers and humorists. His life was cut short at age 55 by a plane crash in 1934. – TRUE WEST ARCHIVES –

“Even if you are on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.” – Will Rogers

“Survival is the new success.” – Jerry Seinfeld



“Liberty is not well sold for all the gold there is.” – Walther (Gualterus) Anglicus, “The Dog and the Wolf”

“Many people would rather die than think. In fact they do.” – Bertrand Russell

“The Pioneer’s Creed: The cowards never started. The weak died along the way. Only the strong survived.” – Jim Webb, Born Fighting

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