George Strait, Garth Brooks, Reba McEntire & Others Share Country Wisdom

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Gather 'round for some free education from the country music greats!

Country musicians are notoriously full of grit, determination, and fantastic advice. These people have truly lived— so take a page from their well-worn book and tune into their experiences through these memorable quotes.

“The greatest conflicts are not between two people but between one person and himself.” – Garth Brooks

“Your body hears everything your mind says.” – Naomi Judd

“Wrinkles will only go where the smiles have been.” – Jimmy Buffett

“Don’t ever try and be like anybody else and don’t be afraid to take risks.” – Waylon Jennings

“You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.” – Johnny Cash

“You’ve got to keep the stage world and your real world separated or you’re headed for trouble.” – George Strait

“Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you’ll start having positive results.” – Willie Nelson

“I thank God for my failures. Maybe not at the time but after some reflection. I never feel like a failure just because something I tried has failed.” – Dolly Parton

“To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funnybone.” – Reba McEntire

“Stand straight, walk proud, have a little faith.” – Garth Brooks

“Listen to advice, but follow your heart.” – Conway Twitty

“We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.” – Dolly Parton

“I take it not only a day at a time, but a moment at a time, and keep it at that pace. If you can be happy right now, then you’ll always be happy, because it’s always in the now.” – Willie Nelson

“Success is having to worry about every damn thing in the world, except money.” – Johnny Cash

“Don’t compromise, even if it hurts to be yourself.” – Toby Keith

“I believe that we are here for each other, not against each other. Everything comes from an understanding that you are a gift in my life – whoever you are, whatever our differences.” – John Denver

“Searching is half the fun: life is much more manageable when thought of as a scavenger hunt as opposed to a surprise party.” – Jimmy Buffett

“Here’s to those who wish us well and those who don’t can go to hell.” – Patsy Cline

“Work for the fun of it, and the money will arrive some day.” – Ronnie Milsap

“How well I have learned that there is no fence to sit on between heaven and hell. There is a deep, wide gulf, a chasm, and in that chasm is no place for any man.” – Johnny Cash

“The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” – Dolly Parton

“I may be crazy but it keeps me from going insane.” – Waylon Jennings

“You learn the most from life’s hardest knocks.” – Conway Twitty

“Older and wiser voices can help you find the right path, if you are only willing to listen.” – Jimmy Buffett

“A dead end street is a good place to turn around.” – Naomi Judd

Life is the best teacher, so go out and do something great.

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