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    Sound advice for any occation...

    Don't squat with your spurs on.

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

    Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier 'n puttin' it back in.
    If you're ridin' ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it's still there.

    If you get to thinkin' you're a person of some influence, try orderin' somebody else's dog around.

    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.

    Never kick a cow chip on a hot day.

    There's two theories to arguin' with a woman. Neither one works.

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

    Never slap a man who's chewin' tobacco.

    It don't take a genius to spot a goat in a flock of sheep.

    Always drink upstream from the herd.

    When you give a lesson in meanness to a critter or a person, don't be surprised if they learn their lesson.

    When you're throwin' your weight around, be ready to have it thrown around by somebody else. The quickest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it back in your pocket.

    Never miss a good chance to shut up.

    There are three kinds of men. The one that learns by reading.The few who learn by observation. The rest of them have to pee on the electric fence for themselves.

    Only dead fish swim with the current.

    I never cease to be dumbfounded by the unbelievable things people believe.

    Never scald your tongue on another man's soup.

    The sum of the intelligence on the planet is a constant: the population is increasing.

    Integrity is not a conditional word.

    Wisdom is not vicarious.

    The hardest thing in life to learn is which bridge to cross and which to burn.

    Every man has a scheme that will not work.

    Never negotiate with anyone who has less authority than you.

    Celibacy is not hereditary.

    A clear conscience never fixed anything.

    Blessed is he who expects nothing, for he shall never be disappointed.

    Only the dead get a full pardon.

    If you lay down with hounds, you're gonna get up with fleas.

    A compliment is sometimes better than the truth.

    A bore is a person who deprives you of solitude without providing you company.

    Those who do not understand their mistakes are condemned to repeat them.

    Behold the turtle who makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.

    Never try to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and it annoys the pig.

    An alcoholic is somebody you don't like who drinks as much as you do.

    You can't run with the hare and hunt with the hounds.

    Happiness is a highway, not a destination.

    He that always gives way to others will end in having no principles of his own.

    Silence is the perfect expression of scorn.

    A lot of people mistake a short memory for a clear conscience.

    If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free.

    People who have no vices have very few virtues.

    Even an honest man gets tempted when faced with an idiot.

    Pain hurts.

    The secret of growing old is having lots of experience you can no longer use.

    Everybody wants to go to heaven, but nobody wants to die.

    Silence is the best reply to the ignorant.

    The real enjoyment of fine wine is in knowing when you have had enough.

    A pessimist is a person who has had to listen to too many optimists.
    An optimist is a person who never had much experience.

    Though the mills of the gods grind slowly, they grind exceedingly fine.

    The harder you work, the luckier you get.

    Denial is more than just a river in Egypt.

    If it ain't broke, don't fix it.

    Logic is any line of reasoning that proves you are right.

    If you ain't the lead dog, the scenery never changes.

    It is better to be approximately right than precisely wrong.

    The trouble with lawyer jokes is lawyers don't think they're funny, and nobody else thinks they're jokes.

    The graveyards are full of indispensable men.

    Age is a high price to pay for maturity.

    Life is like pedaling a bicycle; you won't fall off unless you stop pedaling.

    If life gives you lemons, make lemonade.

    Indolence is the mother of poverty.

    Yield to temptation----it may not pass your way again.

    May I always be the kind of person my dog thinks I am.

    Justice is when the decision is in your favor.

    Against logic there is no armor like ignorance.

    Cynicism is an unpleasant way of saying the truth.

    Never give a party if you will be the most interesting person there.

    Glory is fleeting, but obscurity is forever.

    The key to failure is trying to please everybody.

    A narcissist is someone better looking than you are.

    I can remember when the air was clean and sex was dirty.

    The man who says he is willing to meet you halfway is usually a poor judge of distance.

    If you want a place in the sun, you've got to expect a few blisters.

    Old age comes at a bad time.

    Experience is what you get when you didn't get what you wanted.

    You can't fool all the people all the time, you need only a majority.

    I always wanted to be somebody, but now I see I should have been more specific.

    I have no time for patience.

    Life is a banquet, and most poor fools are starving to death.

    Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.

    Mistakes are the price we pay for living a full life.

    A clear conscience is often the sign of a bad memory.

    I may have my faults, but being wrong is not one of them.

    TVs need a knob to turn up the intelligence; the one marked brightness doesn't work.

    Love is like a mushroom. You never know if it's the real thing until it's too late.

    Don't mistake personality for character.

    I've learned that it's easier to stay out of trouble than to get out of trouble.

    Compromise is the art of dividing a cake so that everybody believes that he or she got the biggest piece.

    Gambling is a method of getting nothing out of something.

    It is harder to conceal ignorance than to acquire knowledge.

    No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

    Most men hope their lean years are behind them; women hope theirs are ahead.

    Love has the power of making you believe what you would normally treat with the deepest suspicion.

    A sure sign of bureaucracy is when the first person who answers the phone can't help you.

    Morality, like art, consists of drawing the line somewhere.

    People grow old by deserting their ideals.

    Swallowing angry words is much easier than having to eat them.

    Beware of the man who knows the answer before he understands the question.

    It is those who have tried it most frequently who are convinced that marriage is a failure.

    Only a mediocre person is always at his best.

    Experience is what causes a person to make new mistakes instead of the same old ones.

    Middle age is when you have a choice of two temptations and choose the one that will get you home earlier.

    Don't marry for money; you can borrow it cheaper.

    If you get caught with your pants down, pull'em up, and lie about it.

    Too many people are ready to carry the stool when the piano needs to be moved.

    Blessed are the incumbents, for they shall inherit their own mess.

    You can't make a long jump without getting sand in your shorts.

    Broadmindedness enables you to see both sides of a problem------- but not necessarily the solution.

    Public office is the last refuge of the incompetent.

    A monkey in silk clothing is still a monkey.

    We are all of the same clay, but a jug is not a vase.

    Absolute certainty is the greatest illusion of all.

    If at first you don't succeed, you're running about average.

    Ignorance is no excuse----it's the real thing.

    Procrastination gives you something to look forward to.

    The secret of getting ahead is getting started.

    Nothing is so good as it seems beforehand.

    Knowledge is power.

    Opportunity makes a thief.

    The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.

    Variety is the soul of pleasure.

    Smoking is a dying habit.

    Psychoanalysis is confession without absolution.

    Imagination is a poor substitute for experience.

    Man's most valuable trait is a judicious sense of what not to believe.

    A liberal is a man too broadminded to take his own side in a quarrel.

    The scalded cat fears even cold water.

    That which is bitter to endure may be sweet to remember.

    There is nothing more frightening than ignorance in action.

    Mastery often passes for egotism.

    Those who stand for nothing fall for anything.

    Hunger is not debatable.

    Some people pay a compliment like they expected a receipt.

    Idleness is the one fault that we excuse most easily.

    Hypocrisy is a tribute which vice pays to virtue.

    Weak people cannot be sincere.

    Experience is the worse teacher; it gives the test before presenting the lesson.

    You only live once---but if you work it right, once is enough.

    A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin.

    Fat is a feminist issue.

    The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected.

    Show me a good loser, and I'll show you a failure.

    No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.

    Brevity is the soul of wit.

    Love is like a cigar. If it goes out, you can light it again but it never
    tastes quite the same.

    Every pancake has two sides.

    Beauty without grace is the hook without bait.

    A woman is like a teabag----you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water.

    I soupport publik edjukashun.

    The more people I meet, the more I like my dog.

    If you shoot for the moon and miss, you're still among the stars.

    Lorena Bobbitt for White House Intern

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    haha good ones...

    I like "May I always be the kind of person my dog thinks I am." <-that one

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    That is one of my favs too.

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