* Keep your fences horse-high, pig-tight & bull-strong. * Keep skunks & bankers & lawyers 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. * Don't corner something that would normally run from you.* It doesn'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 is never gonna happen anyway. * Don't judge folks by their relatives. * Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer. * Don't interfere with somethin' that ain't botherin' you none.* Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain dance. * Sometimes you get, & sometimes you get got. * Don't fix it if it ain't broke. * Always drink upstream from the herd. * Good judgment comes from experience, & a lot of that comes from bad judgment. * 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.