Irish Proverbs

A collection of Irish Proverbs that express wit and wisdom in their words. Great words to share on St. Patrick's Day. These sayings have been passed down for generations and are still used today.


Every eye forms its own fancy.
Irish Proverb


When a twig grows hard it is difficult to twist it. Every beginning is weak.  Irish Proverb
When a twig grows hard it is difficult to twist it. Every beginning is weak.
Irish Proverb


What's good for the goose is good for the gander.
Irish Proverb


A
good retreat is better than a bad stand.
Irish Proverb


The work praises the man. Irish Proverb
The
work praises the man.
Irish Proverb


Continual cheerfulness is a sign of
wisdom.
Irish Proverb


May the hinges of our
friendship never grow rusty.
Irish Proverb


God made time, but man made haste. Irish Proverb
God made time, but man made haste.
Irish Proverb


A good
laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book.
Irish Proverb


If your messenger is slow, go to meet him.
Irish Proverb


A questioning man is halfway to being wise. Irish Proverb
A
questioning man is halfway to being wise.
Irish Proverb


A wren in the hand is better than a crane to be caught.
Irish Proverb


The light heart lives long.
Irish Proverb


If you are enough lucky to be Irish, you are lucky enough!
Irish Proverb


Say a little and say it well. Irish Proverb
Say a little and say it well.
Irish Proverb


No time for
health today, no health for your time tomorrow.
Irish Proverb


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


God's help is nearer than the door.
Irish Proverb


The longest road out is the shortest road home. Irish Proverb
The longest road out is the shortest road
home.
Irish Proverb


There is no
luck except where there is discipline.
Irish Proverb


A little fire that warms is better than a big fire that burns.
Irish Proverb


There are finer fish in the sea than have ever been caught.
Irish Proverb


Idleness is a fool's desire. Irish Proverb
Idleness is a fool's desire.
Irish Proverb


Soft words butter no parsnips but they won't harden the heart of the cabbage either.
Irish Proverb


Age is honorable and youth is noble.
Irish Proverb


Every patient is a doctor after his cure.
Irish Proverb


Better to be a man of  character than a man of means. Irish Proverb
Better to be a man of
character than a man of means.
Irish Proverb


The fox never found a better messenger than himself.
Irish Proverb


It's for her own good that the cat purrs.
Irish Proverb


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


It's no use carrying an umbrella if your shoes are leaking. Irish Proverb
It's no use carrying an umbrella if your shoes are leaking.
Irish Proverb


A trout in the pot is better than a salmon in the sea.
Irish Proverb


Humour, to a man, is like a feather pillow. It is filled with what is easy to get but gives great comfort.
Irish Proverb


May the enemies of Ireland never meet a friend.
Irish Proverb


If God sends you down a stony path, may he give you strong shoes. Irish Proverbs
If God sends you down a stony path, may he give you strong shoes.
Irish Proverb


Marriages are all happy - it's having breakfast together that causes all the trouble.
Irish Proverb


Good sense is as important as good food.
Irish Proverb


He who comes with a story to you brings two away from you.
Irish Proverb


A friend's eye is a good mirror. Irish Proverb
A friend's eye is a good mirror.
Irish Proverb


A watched kettle never boils.
Irish Proverb


Who gossips with you will
gossip of you.
Irish Proverb


He is bad that will not take advice, but he is a thousand times worse that takes every advice.
Irish Proverb


Better good manners than good looks. Irish Proverb
Better good manners than good looks.
Irish Proverb


Where the tongue slips it speaks the
truth.
Irish Proverb


You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your
grandfather was.
Irish Proverb


Forgetting a debt doesnít mean itís paid.
Irish Proverb


Slow is every foot on an unknown path. Irish Proverb
Slow is every foot on an unknown path.
Irish Proverb


If you come up in this world be sure not to go down in the next.
Irish Proverb


Need teaches a plan.
Irish Proverb


Bricks and mortar make a house, but the laughter of
children make a home.
Irish Proverb


The friend that can be bought is not worth buying. Irish Proverb
The
friend that can be bought is not worth buying.
Irish Proverb


Here's to eyes in your heads and none in your spuds.
Irish Proverb


You won't learn to swim on the kitchen floor.
Irish Proverb


If you dig a grave for others you may fall into it yourself.
Irish Proverb


There is luck in sharing a thing. Irish Proverb
There is luck in
sharing thing.
Irish Proverb


Instinct is stronger than upbringing.
Irish Proverb


Do not resent growing old. Many are denied the privilege.
Irish Proverb


Never bolt your door with a boiled carrot.
Irish Proverb


When fire is applied to a stone it cracks. Irish Proverb
When fire is applied to a stone it cracks.
Irish Proverb


When luck comes, it comes by the bucketful.
Irish Proverb


Always remember that hindsight is the best insight to foresight.
Irish Proverb


It's not a matter of upper and lower class but of being up awhile and down awhile.
Irish Proverb


Nodding the head does not row the boat. Irish Proverb
Nodding the head does not row the boat.
Irish Proverb


Everyone is wise till he speaks.
Irish Proverb


There is luck in leisure.
Irish Proverb


Time is a good storyteller.
Irish Proverb


People live in each other's shelter.
Irish Proverb


Perseverance is the mother of good luck. Irish Proverb
Perseverance is the mother of good luck.
Irish Proverb


There is no need like the lack of a friend.
Irish Proverb


Broken Irish is better than clever English.
Irish Proverb


Patience is a poultice for all wounds.
Irish Proverb


It is easy to halve the potato where there is love.
Irish Proverb


Face the sun, but turn your back to the storm. Irish Proverb
Face the sun, but turn your back to the storm.
Irish Proverb


It is not a secret if it is known to three people.
Irish Proverb


A man
loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest.
Irish Proverb


Men are like bagpipes, no sound comes from them until they are full.
Irish Proverb


Praise the ripe field, not the green corn. Irish Proverb
Praise the ripe field, not the green corn.
Irish Proverb


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