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Irish Proverbs

A bald head is soon shaven.

A good denial is the best point in law.

A house can't be kept without talk.

A new broom sweeps clean, but the old brush knows all the corners.

Be jogging while your boots are still green.

Comfort is not known if poverty does not come before it.

Evening is speedier than morning.

Every invalid is a physician.

Good luck beats early rising.

He who is bad at giving lodgings is good at showing the way.

If you loan your breeches don't cut off the buttons.

It is almost as good as bringing good news not to bring bad.

It is not easy to steal where the landlord is a thief.

It is not fish until it is on the bank.

Keep a thing for seven years and you'll find a use for it.

May the road rise to meet you. May the wind always be at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, the rains fall soft upon your fields and, until we meet again, may God hold you in the palm of his hand.

Nearest the heart comes first out.

Nothing seems worse to a man than his death, and yet it may be the height of his good luck.

Sweet is the wine but sour is the payment.

The bare right is almost injustice.

The day of the storm is not the time for thatching.

The devil never grants long leases.

The herb that can't be got is the one that heals.

The law of lending is to break the dish.

The man that sits on the bank always hurls well.

There is pain in prohibition.

What's got badly, goes badly.

Where everyone goes, the grass never grows.

Where the tongue slips, it speaks the truth.

Your neighbor will never make a good boundary fence.

Youth has a small head.

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