There are a lot of sayings that come from the American West.
Some are self evident like "don't pee on an electric fence", "don't squat with your spurs on" and "if you think you're important, try ordering somebody else's dog around".
There are others that simply provide sound advice:
- Never slap a man who's chewing tobacco.
- Always drink upstream from the herd.
- The quickest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it back in your pocket.
And I'll end with this one, "Never miss a good chance to shut up."