"Freedom ain't free, but it's cheap at twice the price."
"Texans don't brag, but I can see how it might seem that way to folks that ain't from Texas."
"If you're ridin' point, it's a good idea to look back now and then to make sure the herd is still there."
"I don't carry a gun because I feel inadequate; I carry a gun because without one, I am inadequate."
"The only connection between the government and God is that one is used to cuss the other."
"Ask not lest ye receive."
"Stand upwind of a man that chews."
"Don't look up with your mouth open."
"Discrimination is what keeps a man from polishing his boots with cow patties."
"Gettin' on a moral high horse just makes it hurt more when you fall off."
"I'm from Texas, and I know bullshit when I smell it."
"Opinions ain't worth the ignorance they're made of."
"Good judgement comes from experience – with bad judgement."
"When you find yourself in a hole, stop diggin'."
"Don't mess with somethin' that ain't botherin' you none."
"Stupidity don't just happen – it's taught."
"The truth hurts – but it hurts only liars."
"You don't have to be smart to be ambitious – just to be successful.
"That man's all hat and no cattle."
"Fix is something a man is supposed to do – not get himself into."
"The first time, you just made a mistake. The second time, you made the same mistake again. The third time, I made a mistake."
"To forgive is divine; to give 'em another chance is stupid."
"Just 'cause that's the way it is don't mean that's the way it has to be."
"Nobody's keepin' you from bein' a fool, but there's plenty that'll help you. along."
"Real wisdom ain't never 'conventional.'"
"Statistics don't lie – statisticians do."
"If you're looking for someone to forgive you no mater what you do, get a dog."
"Politics is a lot like proctology. You have to deal with a lotta assholes."
"I ain't a native Texan, but I got here as fast as I could."
And there you are: a little homespun wisdom from the Lone Star State. Use it to spice up your conversations or, as it was intended, to brighten your view and lighten your load along life's highway. And remember, to be a Texan all you've got to do is want to be one.