King Solomon was a pretty smart guy... but there is also something to be said for the wisdom on what I like to call "Country Proverbs"Here it goes:* Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tightand 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 aJohn 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 agrudge. * 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. * 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'tbotherin' you none. * Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of arain 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 alotta that comes from bad judgment. * Lettin' the cat outta the bag is a whole loteasier than puttin' it back in. * If you get to thinkin' you're a person of someinfluence, try orderin' somebody else's dog around. * Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.Krispy
Better to keep your mouth closed and let everyone think you're a fool, than to open it and prove it to them.
How about this one?People in Tennessee have trouble with all those "shalls" and "shall nots" in the Ten Commandments. Folks just aren't used to talking in those terms. So, some folks in middle Tennessee got together and translated the "King James" into "Jackson County" language: TheHillbilly's Ten Commandments Hillbilly's:(1) Just one God.(2) Honor yer Ma & Pa.(3) No tellin' tales or gossipin'.(4) Git yourself to Sunday meetin'.(5) Put nothin' before God.(6) No foolin' around with another fellow's gal.(7) No killin.'(8) Watch yer mouth.(9) Don't take what ain't yers.(10) Don't be hankerin' for yer buddy's stuff.Now that's kinda plain an' simple, don't ya think? Y'all have a nice day.ginnyrose
"Take care of the world, lest it unawares steals away your heart.""Do not live like the rest of mankind, who pass through the world like straws upon a river, which are carried whichever way the stream or wind drives them.""Give God the praise for any well-spent day.""Be very cautious in giving fine distinctions in public assemblies, for it does not answer the true end of preaching, which is to mend men's lives.""Make poetry sometimes your diversion, though never your business.""The best preparation for suffering is a regular and exact performance of present duties.""Be content to fill a little space if God be glorified." - Wisdom Susanna Wesley gave to her children, including John and Charles.
_________________Paul Frederick West
People in Tennessee have trouble with all those "shalls" and "shall nots" in the Ten Commandments. Folks just aren't used to talking in those terms. So, some folks in middle Tennessee got together and translated the "King James" into "Jackson County" language: The