"Vermont Proverbs"

From "Vermonter" June 1966, submitted by Muriel J. Hughes).

An old maid don't know nuthin' but what she imagines.

Hain't scarcely nuthin' in the world so powerful as perversity if ye knows how to harness it.

Might as well be hanged for an old sheep as for a lamb.

Suppers kill more than the doctors can cure.

You have summer and winter together in Vermont before you really know each other.

The worst of law is that one suit breeds twenty.

Better be ready and not go than go and not be ready.

It's a good thing for a liar to have a good memory.

Every man thinks his own geese swans.

A slip of the tongue, no fault of the mind.