Old Vaquero Saying

“No matter
how early you rise,
the dawn comes no earlier.”


Sitting Bull was the last free leader of the Lakota Sioux people.
– Gilbert Zalmon, Courtesy Beinecke Library, Yale University –


“Each man is good in the sight of the Great Spirit.”

–Sitting Bull


“What the country needs is dirtier fingernails and cleaner minds.”

—Will Rogers


“Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.”

—Alfred Tennyson, In Memoriam


“I am an idealist. I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m on my way.”

–Carl Sandburg

Edward C. “Teddy Blue” Abbott rode the range from Texas to Montana at the age of 22 in 1883; fifty years later he published one of the great cowboy memoirs,
We Pointed Them North.
– True West Archives –


“There was only two things the old-time cowpuncher was afraid of: a decent woman and being set afoot.”

–Edward C. “Teddy Blue” Abbott

“Craziness, down through history, has performed impressively.”

—John Updike


“Look how noble the world is, the lonely-flowing waters, the secret-keeping stones, the flowing sky.”

—Robinson Jeffers


“Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.”

–T.S. Eliot


“Never a lip is curved with pain that can’t be kissed into smiles again.”

–Bret Harte


“The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.”

–Dorothy Parker


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