Monday, June 25, 2012

Advice From Papa 

* Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.
* Keep skunks and bankers at a  distance. 
* Meanness don't jes' happen overnight.
* Forgive your enemies. It messes up their heads.
* Don't corner something you know is meaner than you.
* It don't take a very big person to carry a grudge.
* You can't 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.
* 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 botherin' 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. It is like the city folk who say some days you are the pigeon and some you are the statue.
* 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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