words to live by ~

Words to live by....

Advices from An Old Farmer 

Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong. 

Keep skunks and bankers 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. 

Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you. 

It don’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 ain’t never gonna happen anyway. 

Don’t judge folks by their relatives. 

Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer. 

Live a good, honorable life… Then when you get older and think back, you’ll

 enjoy it a second time. 

Don ‘t interfere with somethin’ that ain’t bothering you none. 

Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a Rain dance. 

If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin’. 

Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get not. 

The biggest troublemaker you’ll probably ever have to deal with, watches 

you from the mirror every mornin’. 

Always drink upstream from the herd. 

Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad 


Lettin’ the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin’ it back in. 

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. 

Leave the rest to God. 

Don’t pick a fight with an old man. 

If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you. 

Most times, it just gets down to common sense.


I saw this on fb and felt it worthy of a share :)

Until next time ...

So it goes in my neck of the woods.



  1. Words our Ma n' Pa lived pretty darned close ta...don't ya think?
    Leave the rest to God...sums it all up. He makes the final call, no matter what.
    Live is Good with God

  2. I've seen this before, but always enjoy reading and pondering the sayings -- again and again.

  3. Amen and Amen and Amen. That is a powerful piece! xo Diana

  4. I love it and it is true. Our biggest problem is that Common sense ain't so common anymore.

  5. If you find the gate open, leave it open. If you find the gate closed, leave it closed. Lots of good advice here.

  6. I have to agree with Jack ~ if people would just use common sense!!!
    'love & hugs from afar'

  7. Thank you for sharing this.

    Free wisdom from a Godly person is priceless!