Old Farmer's Advice

Wisdom takes time to learn and develop.

Age can bring wisdom, especially from a life lived well.

Maybe we can learn some wisdom from a sage, a wise old farmer.

Wise One-Liners to Live By

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

Keep skunks and bankers at a distance.

Don 't interfere with somethin' that ain't bothering you none.

Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got.

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

Words that soak into your ears are whispered...not yelled.

Meanness don't jes' happen overnight.

old farmer in straw hat peeling sweet potato

Old Farmer's Advice

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.

Farmer's Wisdom

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.

Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.

A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor.

old red farmall tractor

Sage Advice from an Old Farmer

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 judgment.

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.

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