Sam Slick

Famous sayings popularized by Sam Slick, from Windsor’s own Thomas Chandler Haliburton (1796-1865):

…quick as a wink

Facts are stranger than fiction.

It’s raining cats and dogs.

…six of one, half a dozen of the other

…barking up the wrong tree

…won’t take no for an answer

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

You can’t get blood out of a stone.

This country is going to the dogs.

The early bird gets the worm.

It’s like looking for a needle in a hay stack.

Never look a gift horse in the mouth.

…a miss is as good as a mile

…mad as a hatter