Keeping in line with my last post, here's some old country sayings. Some of 'em may sound kinda hokey, but there's a powerful lot of wisdom here!

  • Keep skunks and bankers at a distance.
  • Life is simpler when you plow around the stumps.
  • Mortgaging a future crop is like saddling a wobbly colt.
  • A bumble bee is faster than a John Deere tractor.
  • Trouble with a milk cow is she won't stay milked.
  • Don't skinny dip with snapping turtles.
  • Words that soak into your ears are whispered, not yelled.
  • Meanness don't happen overnight.
  • To know how country folks are doing, look at their barns, not their houses.
  • Never lay an angry hand on a kid or an animal, it just ain't helpful.
  • Teachers, bankers, and hoot owls sleep with one eye open.
  • Forgive your enemies. It messes with their heads.
  • Don't sell your mule to buy a plow.
  • Two can live as cheap as one if one don't eat.
  • Don't corner something meaner than you.
  • You can catch more flies with honey than vinegar, assuming you want to catch flies.
  • Man is the only critter who feels the need to label things as flowers or weeds.
  • It don't take a very big person to carry a grudge.
  • Don't go huntin' with a fellow named Chug-A-Lug.
  • You can't unsay a cruel thing.
  • Every path has some puddles.
  • When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.
  • The best sermons are lived, not preached.
  • Most of the stuff people worry about never happens.
  • Lazy and Quarrelsome are ugly sisters.