· Keep your fences horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.· 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.
· Don’t corner something that would normally run from 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 going to happen anyway.
· Don’t judge folks by their relatives.
· Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
· Don’t interfere with somethin’ that ain’t botherin’ you none.
· Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a rain-dance.
· Sometimes you get and sometimes you get got.
· Don’t fix it if it ain’t broke.
· Always drink upstream from the herd.
· Good judgment comes from experience, & a lotta that comes from bad judgment.
· 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.
- via THE SOWER, a weekly publication of the Arthur Church of Christ, Arthur, IL. Ron Bartanen, who serves as minister and editor, may be contacted through the congregation's website: http://www.arthurchurchofchrist.com