Old Farmer's Advice: Words Of Wisdom


Old Farmer’s Advice: Words Of Wisdom

Simple sayings can ring true with deep meanings and wisdom.  Take a moment to read and think about each one… you may even chuckle at a few.


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

  • Keep skunks and bankers 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.

  • 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.

  • Most of the stuff people worry about ain’t never gonna happen anyway.

  • Don’t judge folks by their relatives.

  • Old Farmer's Advice: Words Of Wisdom
    Old Farmer’s Advice: Words Of Wisdom
  • 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.

  • Don ‘t interfere with somethin’ that ain’t bothering you none.

  • Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a Rain dance.

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

  • Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got.

  • 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.

  • Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight,
    he’ll just kill you.