The Cowboy Code
Great American History
The Cowboy Code is one of those elusive concepts to define yet immediately understood without definition. Over the years a number of people have tried to define the cowboy code. Here are some particularly good examples of the Cowboy Code.
According to author James P. Owen, the cowboy code can be boiled down to the following principles:
Live each day with courage.
Take pride in your work.
Always finish what you start.
Do what has to be done.
Be tough, but be fair.
When you must make a promise, keep it.
Ride for the brand.
Talk less, say more.
Remember that some things aren’t for sale.
Know where to draw the line.
According to Gene Autry, this is the cowboy code:
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