Ireland Proverbs (2)
Firelight will not let you read fine stories but its warm and you won't see the dust on the floor.
As the old cock crows the young cock learns.
Humor to a man is like a feather pillow. It is filled with what is easy to get but gives great comfort.
Many an Irish property was increased by the lace of a daughter's petticoat.
The best way to keep loyalty in a man's heart is to keep money in his purse.
A narrow neck keeps the bottle from being emptied in one swig.
A trout in the pot is better than a salmon in the sea.
If the knitter is weary the baby will have no new bonnet.
It's for her own good that the cat purrs.
Even a tin knocker will shine on a dirty door.
An old broom knows the dirty corners best.
One beetle recognizes another.
To the raven her own chick is white.
When the sky falls we'll catch larks.
Any man can lose his hat in a fairy-wind.
If you have one pair of good soles its better than two pairs of good uppers.
It s no use carrying an umbrella if your shoes are leaking.
It's difficult to choose between two blind goats.
A silent mouth is sweet to hear.
It's as hard to see a woman crying as it is to see a barefooted duck.
He'd offer you an egg if you promised not to break the shell.
Its a bad hen that won't scratch herself.
No matter how often a pitcher goes to the water it is broken in the end.
There was never a scabby sheep in a flock that didn't like to have a comrade.
A nod is as good as a wink to a blind horse.
The fox never found a better messenger than himself.