Forget Self-Help. Will Rogers had the answers to life's toughest questions…

Simple but Brilliant and full of truths from Will Rogers.  Enjoy!

Will Rogers, who died in a 1935 plane crash with his best friend, Wylie Post, was probably the greatest philosophical sage this country ever has  known. Never slap a man who’s chewing tobacco.

  1. Never kick a cow chip on a hot day.
  2. There are two theories to arguing with a woman. Neither works.
  3. Never miss a good chance to shut up. Always drink upstream from the herd.
  4. If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.
  5. The quickest way to double your money is to fold it and put it back into your pocket.
  6. 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.
  7. Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.
  8. If you’re riding’ ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it’s still there.
  9. Lettin’ the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier’n puttin’ it back.
  10. After eating an entire bull, a mountain lion felt so good he started roaring.
  11. He kept it up until a hunter came along and shot him. The moral: When you’re full of bull, keep your mouth shut.

ABOUT GROWING OLDER…

  • First ~ Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.
  • Second ~ The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.
  • Third ~ Some people try to turn back their odometers. Not me; I want people to know ‘why’ I look this way. I’ve traveled a long way, and some of the roads weren’t paved.
  • Fourth ~ When you are dissatisfied and would like to go back to youth, think of Algebra.
  • Fifth ~ You know you are getting old when everything either dries up or leaks.
  • Sixth ~ I don’t know how I got over the hill without getting to the top.
  • Seventh ~ One of the many things no one tells you about aging is that it is such a nice change from being young.
  • Eighth ~  One must wait until evening to see how splendid the day has been.
  • Ninth ~ Being young is beautiful, but being old is comfortable.
  • Tenth ~ Long ago, when men cursed and beat the ground with sticks, it was called witchcraft. Today it’s called golf.

And, finally ~ If you don’t learn to laugh at trouble, you won’t have anything to laugh at when you are old.

12 thoughts on “Forget Self-Help. Will Rogers had the answers to life's toughest questions…

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Jack Pyle

Thanks, Michael. It is always good to revisit the amazing wisdom and thought-provoking comments of Will Rogers. I especially liked: Never miss a good change to shut up. Another similar quote I like is Lou Holtz’s I never learned anything talking. And I seem to remember Lyndon Johnson said something like: I ain’t never learned nothin’ talkin’. Listening is essential in relationships, selling and leadership.

Susan Kledzik

This is AWESOME!! It’s the first time I’ve ever heard of Will Rogers.

Great point Jack!!

I espcially loved:

“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.”
This really nails the idea that there are two types of people, 2% and 98%.

Also, “If you’re riding’ ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it’s still there.”
So many people claim to be a guru and never look to see that no one is following them….. If you are looking to follow someone, make sure someone else is… I’m sure Michael agrees that there are a lot of mountain lions lurking.

Thank you for sharing this!!:)

Peter Leeds

Michael, excellent site, wonderful insights. It’s been a while, I hope you’re doing well, and by the looks of things you certainly are!

Regards,

Peter Leeds
The Penny Stock Professional

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