CowboySpirit.TV - Despite the work and hardship that came with living away from the populous East, even the most hardened Old West settlers and cowboys had some pleasure in their lives. It was oftentimes no more than a small vice or a relaxing Sunday afternoon that they had to look forward to, but then as now, a few knew to look to every day life for signs of the positive in life.
1. “There is something about riding on a prancing horse that makes you feel like something, even when you ain't worth a thing.” – Will Rogers
2. “He becomes deeply and famously drunk!” – Alfred Henry Lewis, an American man of letters, characterizing what an Old West cowboy did at the end of the trail
3. That horse could buck a man’s whiskers plum off.
4. Make hay while the sun shines.
This is a typically positive Old West saying that also shows that even in pleasant times there was more work to be done!
5. The mountains we ride past will outlast everything we know.
6. “This may seem a lonesome place to leave him, but he is not alone, because many of his kind rest here with him. The prairie was like a mother to Mr. Andersen.” – Roscoe Lee Browne as Jebediah Nightlinger in The Cowboys
7. I’m finer than frog hair split four ways.
8. We’re smack dab in the middle of something good.
9. “One day, something happened. It made life very precious to me.” – Lee Van Cleef as Col. Douglas Mortimer in For a Few Dollars More
10. “Joe don't get no sugar in his coffee; he just gets water poured over the grounds.” – Walter Brennan as Stumpy in Rio Bravo