cur-mud-geon: anyone who hates hypocrisy and pretense and has the temerity to say so; anyone with the habit of pointing out unpleasant facts in an engaging and humorous manner
Will Rogers was a unique person who left us way too soon in a plane crash in 1935. He is credited with some of the wittiest and most common sense statements attributed to one man.
I think it time to share some of those with you over the next few days. You have to try to remember the persona and then imagine you were there in that time. Among the remarks he is quoted as saying are these:
Never slap a man who is chewing tobacco.
Never kick a cow chip on a hot day.
There are two theories to arguing with a woman. Neither works.
Never miss a good chance to shut up.
Always drink upstream from the herd.
If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging.
The quickest way to double your money is to fold it and put it back into your pocket.
There are three kinds of men: the ones that learn by reading; and the few who learn by observation; the rest of them have to pee on the electric fence and find out for themselves.
Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment.
If you’re riding ahead of the herd, take a look back every now and then to make sure it’s still there.
Lettin’ the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier’n puttin’ it back.