Irish Proverbs


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The stars make no noise.

There is no reason to fear the wind if your stack of hay is well tied.

Two thirds of the work is the semblance.

Where the tongue slips, it speaks the truth.

The thief is no danger to the beggar.

There is no wise man without fault.

Two-thirds of help is to give courage.

Who gossips with you will gossip of you.

The three sharpest things in the world: a thorn in the mud, a hemp rope, a fool's word.

There is often the look of an angel on the Devil himself.

Walk straight, my son -- as the old crab said to the young crab.

Winter comes fast on the lazy.

The tiredness leaves but the profit remains.

There tends to be a black sheep in even the whitest flock.

What butter and whiskey will not cure there's no cure for.

You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear.

The treachery returns to the betrayer.

There's no need to fear the wind if your haystacks are tied down.

What fills the eye fills the heart.

You must empty a box before you fill it again.

The wearer best knows where the shoe pinches.

There's no worth to a story without an author.

What is nearest the heart is nearest the mouth

You'll never plough a field by turning it over in your mind.

The longest road out is the shortest road home.

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