Here is The code of the West taken from the book "A Cowboys guide to Life" by Texas bix Bender ..Write it in your heart.Stand by the code and it will stand by you.
**Ask no more and give no less than honesty, courage, loyalty, generosty and fairness. ((I tend to follow this one in moderation))
**You don't need decorated words to make your meanin clear.Say it plain and leave some breath for breathin.
**Don't interfere with somthin that ain't botherin you none.
**If you find yourself in a hole the first thing to do is stop diggin'. ((Something many people have a hard time figuring out.))
**Never grumble. It makes you about as unwelcome as a sidewinder in a cow camp.
**If your ridin ahead of the herd take a look back ever now and then to make sure it's still there.
**It don't matter how long a ride you have as how well you ride it.
**Always drink upstream from the herd never kick a fresh turd on a hot day. ((One of the more practical if less versitile rules))
**The first thing you do when you get up in the morning is put on your stetson. ((I'm not a Stetson man so I'll say 'Put on your practical gear like lighter and multitool))
**Don't worry about biting of more than you can chew. Your mouth is probably a whole lot bigger than you think. ((Yea, but remember that you gotta swallow everything you chew - IE, you can do anything you want as long as you are willing to pay the price))
**when it comes to cussin don't swallow your tounge;use both barrels and air out your lungs. ((I'm not much for Cussin but on the rare occasion that the situation trully is worth it, there's no reason to pussy foot around it))
**Don't get mad at somebody cause they know more than you do. It ain't their fault.
**Talk low talk slow and don't say to much. Generally, you ain't learin 'nothin' when your mouth is a jawin.
**If you want to forget all your troubles, take a walk in a brand-new pair of high-heeled riding boots.
**The wildest critters live in the city! trust everone in the game,but always cut the cards.
**The quickest way to double your money is to fold it over and put it back in your pocket.
**Don't let so much reality into your life that there is no room left for dreamin. ((I'm a true believer in that one))
**Makin it in life is kinda like bustin broncs: your'e gonna get thrown alot.the simplest secret is to keep gettin back on.
**Go after life as if it's somthin that's got to be roped in ahurry fore it gets away.
**don't squat with your spurs on! never miss a chance to rest your horse.