Irish Proverbs (001-100)

Every army that attacks not will be attacked.

Good seems every bargain that is far away.

Be afraid and you'll be safe.

The wearer best knows where the shoe pinches him.

No war is more bitter than the war of friends,
but it does not last long.

Let him who will not have advice have conflict.

A man is often a bad adviser to himself
and a good adviser to another.

Postpone not a good action.

Beauty will not make the pot boil.

A book to a blind man signifies nothing.

When the belly is full, the bones like to stretch.

The beauty of a chaste woman makes bitter words.

Go to a man who is in a difficulty and you'll get a bargain.

Let your bargain suit your purse.

Woe to him whose betrayer sits at his table.

A blow for a blow, and a wound for a wound.

A blessing does not fill the stomach.

You never miss the water till the well has run dry.

Crafty advice is often got from a fool.

Red-hot ashes are easily rekindled.

There's only one thing in the world
better than a good wife--no wife.

A good beginning is half the work.

Making the beginning is one third of the work.

A blow that is not struck is not actionable.

Youth likes to flit away.

Bribery can split a stone.

Everyone lays a burden on the willing horse.

Let him whom the cap suits wear it.

The new broom sweeps the house best.

Woe to him who remembers not the bread he eats.

A good name is more precious than gold.

A cat is heavy if carried constantly.

A bad wife takes advice from
everyone but her own husband.

A bad wife drinks a big share of her own bad buttermilk.

One beetle recognizes another.

Tell me your company, and I'll tell you who you are.

What the child sees is what the child does.

Often has a tattered colt grown to be a splendid horse.

Best is a conference from which comes peace.

Baptize your own child first.

Many a sudden change takes place on a spring day.

The mouth that speaks not is sweet to hear.

A busy mother makes a lazy daughter.

Choose your company before you sit down.

Shun evil company.

One chafer knows another.

Sweet is the wine but sour's the payment.

The beginning of wisdom is the fear of God.

Better the certainty of a straddle.

Cleanliness is part of glory.

Woe to him who gives his confidence to a woman.

Be neither intimate nor distant with the clergy.

A chance of work is as good as a rest.

Want makes sadness.

Don't throw out even dirty water until you have the clean in.

Woe to him who does not heed a good wife's counsel.

The only cure for sorrow is to kill it with patience.

Often a cow does not take after its breed.

One cannot bark and run at the same time.

Shun danger and it will shun you.

Everyone is wise until he speaks.

A woman can beat the devil.

There is no bone in the tongue,
but it often broke a man's head.

Desire conquers fear.

The bad deed turns on its doer.

Might is two-thirds of right.

The moneymaker is never tired.

Death does not come without a cause.

Pity the man who waits till the last day.

Woe to him who waits until the last day.

Death never comes too late.

Forgetting a debt does not pay it.

Better old debts than old grudges.

Any death is easier than death by the sword.

He is not wise who will not be instructed.

Beat a woman with a hammer and you'll have gold.

Drunkenness and anger speak truly.

It is well that misfortunes come but
from time to time, and not all together.

Every dog is valiant at his own door.

A dog does not flee from a bone.

It is an ill dog that is not worth the whistling.

Drunkenness will not protect a secret.

Quarrelsome dogs get dirty coats.

Strike a dog with a bone and he'll not growl.

The effects of an evil act are long felt.

A blind dog won't bark at the moon.

God often pays debts without money.

God shares out good things.

God moves slowly yet his grace comes.

There is nothing sharper than a woman's tongue.

Be one's trade good or bad, it is
experience that makes one an adept at it.

A good word in court is better than a pound in the purse.

God loves not a lying tongue.

The hope of winning proves the gambler's undoing.

A good word at court is better
than a coin in one's purse.

A kind word never broke anyone's mouth.

Woe to him who is not content with
having God as his sustenance.

No good is got by wasting, but a good
name is got by almsgiving.

A greyhound finds its food in its feet.

A closed hand catches no hawk.

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