Some Practical Philosophy

Will Rogers, who died in a 1935 plane crash, was one of the greatest sages the world has ever known.

Enjoy the following:

  1. Never slap a man who’s chewing tobacco.

  2. Never kick a cow chip on a hot day.

  3. There are two theories to arguing with a woman. Neither works.

  4. Never miss a good chance to shut up.

  5. Always drink upstream from the herd.

  6. If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.

  7. The quickest way to double your money is to fold it and put it back into your pocket.

  8. There are three kinds of men: The ones that learn by reading. The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence and find out for themselves.

  9. Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.

  10. If you’re riding’ ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it’s still there.

  11. Lettin’ the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier’n puttin’ it back.

  12. After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started roaring. He kept it up until a hunter came along and shot him. The moral: When you’re full of bull, keep your mouth shut.


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  • Chris Thompson  On October 14, 2011 at 6:31 AM

    A favorite anecdote of mine was when Will Rogers was meeting President Calvin Coolidge at the White House, he was warned not to try to be funny because the President had no sense of humor. Undaunted Will Rogers wagered that he could have Coolidge laughing within 20 seconds. When the formal introduction was made, Rogers held out his hand with a questioning look and said, “Pardon me, I didn’t quite get the name.” Coolidge laughed, and Rogers won the bet.


  • Robin Scott  On October 17, 2011 at 9:03 AM

    Thanks, guys – enjoyed this!


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