My dear friend and professional colleague, EM, and I were sitting in a courtroom the other day, discussing simple homespun adages from The South.
We both have a soft spot for pithy precepts and little aphorisms that gladden the heart and give us words by which to live.
A well-coined phrase from south of the Mason-Dixon line  speaks to our depths.
Here’s an example…
Those who stir the shit… should be made to lick the spoon!
Someone should put that one on a doily. Ah’m serious!
 The Mason–Dixon line (or Mason’s and Dixon’s line) was surveyed between 1763 and 1767 by Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon in the resolution of a border dispute between British colonies in Colonial America. It is a demarcation line among four U.S. states, forming part of the borders of Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, and West Virginia (then part of Virginia). (Wikipedia)
In popular usage, the Mason–Dixon line symbolizes a cultural boundary between the Northeastern and the Southern United States (Dixie).