CowboySpirit.TV – A cowboy was drawn to what we now know as the allure of the open road, although back then it was really the allure of the open trail. Once a cowboy left the ranch there were few signs of human settlement for endless miles, which might be why so many Old West quotes have to do with nature.
1. Don’t go where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path – and leave a trail.
2. “Horses really belong, not to man, but to that country of junipers and sage, of deep arroyos, mesas, and freedom.” – Will James
3. Life is never so clear, as when seen from the back of a horse.
4. It gets so hot you can pull baked potatoes right out of the ground.
There are probably a few cowboys (and cowgirls!) saying this out there in the heat wave we’re having right now!
5. “Don’t be afraid to go after what you want to do, and what you want to be. But don’t be afraid to be willing to pay the price.” – Lane Frost
6. When it comes to life's adventures, never pull back on the reins.
7. Never take down another man's fence.
This saying probably emerged when the practice of fencing in entire ranches was still new and threatened to destroy the once-open range.
8. Some people follow old wagon tracks, while others break new trails.
9. Risk everything, fear nothing, have no regrets.
10. “Time and space - time to be alone, space to move about - these may well become the great scarcities of tomorrow.” – Edwin Way Teale
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