Below is a partial offering of old sayings, phrases, quotes, inspirations, and lies that Monte has gathered over the years.  Some you may have heard from famous people.  Others are by Monte and the folks he calls friends.  By no means are these claimed as original, however they can all be considered thoughts to live with, live by, and to share as one travels through life.  We hope they'll warm your heart and bring a smile to your face.  Soon Monte's entire Cowboy Philosophy collection will be available in Monte's first book.   Please check back -  or better yet sign up for the Monte Mills fan club e-mail list and we'll notify you when the book is released and about opportunities to see Monte Perform live. ENJOY!

  • “It’s not what you don’t know that will get you in trouble, it’s what you do know that ain’t so”. - Will Rogers
  • “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it” - Unknown
  • “Don’t let school get in the way of your education.” - Charlie Taylor
  • “Whether you say you can or say you can’t, you’re right.” - Unknown
  • “Don’t say “whoa” in a bog hole.” - Unknown
  • “Think about what happened just before what happened, happened.” - Unknown
  • “Those that will gossip to you, will gossip about you.” - Unknown
  • “Wise men talk about ideas, ordinary men talk about things, fools talk about each other.” - Unknown
  • “If you ship doesn’t come in, swim out to meet it.” - Jonathon Winters
  • “You’re in the poverty level when you can’t afford to pay attention.” - Unknown
  • “Your hair turned gray and mine turned loose.” - Terry Schmidt
  • “An empty cart rattles.” - As told to JoAnn Switzer by her father
  • “The road to success is always under construction.” - Steven Covey
  • “She looked good from afar, but she was far from good looking.” - Unknown
  •  “Something about the outside of a horse is good for the inside of a man.” - Winston Churchill
  • “The horse doesn’t care how much you know until he knows how much you care.” - Tom Dorrance
  •  “Let your children overhear you brag on them when they do something good.” - Bryan Neubert
  • “He who travels fastest goes alone.” - Merle Haggard
  • “Don’t criticize, condemn, or complain.” - Dale Carnegie
  • “Look at what you’re seeing and see what you are looking at.” - Ray Hunt
  • About horses and rain:  “Don’t worry, them hides is waterproof.” - Mose DeChambeau
  • “The only difference between a rut and a grave is the dimension of the hole.” - Pat Parelli
  • “God made a few perfect heads, the rest he put hair on.” - Brian Bell
  •  “It’s not that life is too short, it’s just that you’re dead for a long time.” - Unknown
  • “Take only pictures, leave only footprints.” - Ansel Adams
  • “Tell me whoa before or after, just not during.” - Kathy Mills
  • “A short pencil is better than a long memory.” - Unknown
  • “I want to die young as late as possible.” - Unknown
  •  “You can teach an old dog new tricks.  The trick is getting him to want to learn it.” - Monte Mills
  • “Climb though the rocks be rugged.” - From Monte’s 8th grade graduation ceremony