Truth Be Known

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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