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Favorite Quotes

Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that's real power. -- Clint Eastwood

Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. James 1:2-5

It is not the critic who counts... The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood: who strives valiantly; who errs, and comes short again and again, because there is no effort without shortcoming. -- Theodore Roosevelt

Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
Philippians 3:12-14

"I do not believe there ever was any life more attractive to a vigorous young fellow than life on a cattle ranch in those days. It was a fine, healthy life too; it taught a man self-reliance, hardihood, and the value of instant decision... I enjoyed the life to the full." --Theodore Roosevelt

"Agriculture, It's more than part of life. It's a passion, a lifestyle, a resilient community that works hard to feed the world!"--Me

You can have anything you want - if you want it badly enough. You can be anything you want to be, have anything you desire, accomplish anything you set out to accomplish - if you will hold to that desire with singleness of purpose. -- Robert E. Lee

Whatever comes our way, whatever battle we have raging inside us, we always have a choice. It's the choices that make us who we are, and we can always choose to do what's right.

If you're not confused, you're not paying attention.

"Cattle producers must become businesspeople who specialize in cattle, rather than cattle producers who function only occasionally as businesspeople."

"Growing up SOUTHERN is a privilege, really. It's more than where you're born. Its an idea and state of mind that seems imparted at birth. Its more than loving fried chicken, sweet tea, football, and acoustic guitars. Its being hospitable, devoted to screen porches, catfish, sun drops, and each other. We don't become Southern. We're born that way."

"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

"Just being able to come up with a ride makes you feel good. It gives you the confidence that you can still ride. I just have to keep a positive attitude. I know I've done it before, so I will just have to be patient and keep on trying." -- lane frost

“A college experience will make you a much richer person. A college degree however, will not. As you suggest, the pursuit of knowledge is very different than the pursuit of accomplishment, and a degree can only speak to the latter.”
--Mike Rowe

A good beef cattle producer takes time to admire and evaluate mistakes. Successful producers focus their time and energy on sustainable and profitable beef production.

"You're wondering what a bale of hay has to do with success. Well, there's a trick to loading hay. You have to use your knee. What you do is, you put your right knee behind it and half kick it up in the air. That way you get some lift on it. ... My point is, there are certain ways to make a hard job easier." - Pat Summitt