Irish proverbs


A drink precedes a story.

Time is a great story teller.

A friend’s eye is a good mirror.

Even a small thorn causes festering.

Good as drink is, it ends in thirst.

It is a long road that has no turning.

As the big hound is, so will the pup be.

A trade not properly learned is an enemy.

Put silk on a goat, and it’s still a goat.

When the liquor was gone the fun was gone

There is no fireside like your own fireside.

It is not a secret if it is known by three people.

It takes time to build castles. Rome was not built in a day.

The man with the boots does not mind where he places his foot.

If you do not sow in the spring you will not reap in the autumn.

When a twig grows hard it is difficult to twist it…

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English Proverbs


   “Two wrong don’t make a right.”

Meaning:    when someone has done something bad to you, trying to revenge will only make things worse.

“The pen is mightier than sword.”

Meaning:     trying to convince people with ideas and words is more effective than trying to force people to do what you want.

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