Old Vaquero Sayings

“Put your future in good hands—your own.”


“Without hope we live in desire.” — Dante

“Truth is so rare that it is delightful to tell it.” — Emily Dickinson

“Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above it.” — Washington Irving

“You can see what man made from the seat of an automobile, but the best way to see what God made is from the back of a horse.” — Charles Marion Russell


Charles Marion Russell is considered the original cowboy artist. True West Archives.


“Fall seven times and stand up eight.”  — Japanese proverb

“From the first, I regarded myself as under obligation to my country to preserve the faces of its historic men and mothers.” — Mathew Brady


American photographer Mathew Brady and his team produced 10,000 images during the Civil War and he is credited with the creation of the craft of photojournalism. Courtesy Library of Congress.


“Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.” — C.S. Lewis

“Myth is much more important and true than history. History is just journalism and you know how reliable that is.”  — Joseph Campbell

“To be present during the waning hours of a past not quite dead; to sit at its bedside, hold its palsied hand, attend to its mumbled secrets and its recollections; to seal in the end the sightless eyes, draw up the sheet and say a prayer!” —Glendon Swarthout, Cadillac Cowboys, a satire on moving to Scottsdale and Paradise Valley, Arizona, circa 1964

“It is not so much as our friends’ help that helps us, as the confidence of their help.” — Epicurus

“I sustain myself with the love of family.” — Maya Angelou


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