Irish Proverbs (301-328)

It's better to return from the center of
the ford than drown in the flood.

The youngest thorn is the sharpest.

Love conceals ugliness, and hate sees a lot of faults.

Mere words will not feed the friars.

Falsehood often goes farther than truth.

The end of drinking is more thirst.

When misfortune is greatest relief is nearest.

Be mild towards the wretched,
but stern towards an enemy.

Falling is easier than rising.

Everything new is pleasing,
everything familiar is distasteful.

Better for a man to have even a dog
welcome him than bark at him.

A drink is shorter than a story.

The dog that's always on the go,
is better than the one that's always curled up.

Keep hold of the bone and the dog will follow you.

A kind word never broke anyone's mouth.

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

Mere words will not feed the friars.

The dog that’s always on the go, is better
than the one that’s always curled up.

A blind dog won’t bark at the moon.

Every dog is valiant at his own door.

A blessing does not fill the belly.

A dog does not flea from a bone.

Quarrelsome dogs get dirty coats.

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

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

Keep hold of the bone and the dog will follow you.

Better for a man to have even a dog
welcome him than bark at him.

Take what you get, and pay what you can.

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