Irish ProverbsThis collection of Irish Proverbs has been compiled by Catherine Pulsifer.
What's good for the goose is good for the gander.
The work praises the man.
Continual cheerfulness is a sign of wisdom.
A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book.
A questioning man is halfway to being wise.
A wren in the hand is better than a crane to be caught.
No time for health today, no health for your time tomorrow.
There's no need to fear the wind if your haystacks are tied down.
There is no luck except where there is discipline.
The longest road out is the shortest road home.
There are finer fish in the sea than have ever been caught.
Soft words butter no parsnips but they won't harden the heart of the cabbage either.
Idleness is a fool's desire.
Every patient is a doctor after his cure.
The fox never found a better messenger than himself.
It's for her own good that the cat purrs.
A trout in the pot is better than a salmon in the sea.
It's no use carrying an umbrella if your shoes are leaking.
Humour, to a man, is like a feather pillow. It is filled with what is easy to get but gives great comfort.
"When a twig grows hard it is difficult to twist it. Every beginning is weak."
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