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Ireland Proverbs (1)

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

Every patient is a doctor after his cure.

Neither give cherries to pigs nor advice to a fool.

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

You'll never plow a field by turning it over in your mind.

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

A Tyrone woman will never buy a rabbit without a head for fear it's a cat.

A windy day is not the day for thatching.

The old pipe gives the sweetest smoke.

Marriages are all happy its having breakfast together that causes all the trouble.

A scholars ink lasts longer than a martyr's blood.

Take gifts with a sigh most men give to be paid

A turkey never voted for an early Christmas.

What butter and whiskey will not cure there's no cure for.

The Irish forgive their great men when they are safely buried.

The longest road out is the shortest road home.

The older the fiddle the sweeter the tune.

It's no use boiling your cabbage twice.

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

Do not mistake a goats beard for a fine stallion's tail.

Drink is the curse of the land. It makes you fight with your neighbor. It makes you shoot at your landlord and it makes you miss him.

If you lie down with dogs you'll rise with fleas.

A wild goose never reared a tame gosling.

A boy's best friend is his mother and there's no spancel stronger than her apron string.

There never was an old slipper but there was an old stocking to match it.

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