DRINKING                                                   NEIGHBOURS / FRIENDS 

WORK AND IDLENESS                                THE SEASONS/CROPS/NATURE

YOUTH AND OLD AGE                                PEOPLE AND ADVICE

ROMANCE, LOVE AND MARRIAGE              ANIMALS/FISH  

CHARACTER AND HONOUR                        GOD,THE DEVIL,EVIL and DEATH PROVERBS

OPPORTUNITY                                            TIME, FIRE, WIND, WATER

FORTUNE AND WEALTH                             HOUSE/LIVING QUARTERS

WISDOM OF SILENCE                                OBJECTS/EVERYDAY EXPERIENCE OF LIFE

HUMAN NATURE                                          POETRY AND WORDS

LIFE'S UPS AND DOWNS                           EMOTIONS/HEALTH/ADVICE

 DRINKING

"It’s the first drop that destroys you, there’s no harm at all in the last."

“When the drink is in, the sense is out.”

“Whiskey when you’re sick makes you well; whiskey when you’re well makes you sick.”

“Water is a good drink if taken in the right spirit.”

“The three faults of drinking are: a sorrowful morning, a dirty coat, and an empty pocket.”
 

 WORK AND IDLENESS

"Unwillingness easily finds an excuse."

"Lose an hour in the morning and you’ll be looking for it all day."

"Poverty waits at the gates of idleness."

“You'll never plough a field by turning it over in your mind.”

“A trade not properly learned is an enemy."

“Last to the work, first to the table.”
 

 YOUTH AND OLD AGE

"The old dog for the hard road and leave the pup on the path."

“What the child sees, the child does. What the child does, the child is.”

"Praise the young and they will blossom."

“Old proverbs are the children of truth.”
 

 ROMANCE, LOVE AND MARRIAGE

“Woe to him who does not heed a good wife’s counsel.”

"A man cannot grow rich without his wife's leave."

“A handsome woman is easily dressed.”

“What fills the eye fills the heart.”
 

 CHARACTER AND HONOUR

"Better to be a man of character than a man of means."

"Who gossips with you will gossip about you."
 

 OPPORTUNITY

"You won’t learn to swim on the kitchen floor."

"Questioning is the door of knowledge."
 

 FORTUNE AND WEALTH

"There never came a gatherer but a scatterer came after him."

“Praise without profit puts little in the pocket.”
 

 WISDOM OF SILENCE

"Who keeps his tongue keeps his friends.
 

 HUMAN NATURE

"A glowing gríosach (ember) is easily rekindled."

"The person bringing good news knocks boldly on the door."


 LIFE'S UPS AND DOWNS


"There’s nothing so bad that it couldn’t be worse."

"Life is a strange fellow."

"You must take the little potato with the big potato."
 

 NEIGHBOURS/FRIENDS

“Friends are like fiddle-strings—they must not be screwed too tightly.”

“Don’t take a slate off your own house to put on your neighbour’s.”

“People live in each other's shelter.”
 

 THE SEASONS/CROPS/NATURE

“You must summer and winter a stranger before you can form an opinion of him.”

“Every branch blossoms according to the root from which it sprung.”

“The shelter of the bush is not noticed until it is gone.”
 

 PEOPLE  AND ADVICE

“A blind man can see his mouth.”

“Anything will fit a naked man.”

“Your son is your son until he marries, but your daughter is your daughter until you die.”

“May there be a generation of children on the children of your children.”

“A man is shy in another man's corner"
 

 ANIMALS/FISH
  

“Even a worm will turn.”

“Listen to the sound of the river and you will get a trout.”

“Nature breaks through the eyes of the cat.”

“The dog that’s always on the go, is better than the one that’s always curled up.”

“Live horse, and you will get grass.”
 

 GOD,THE DEVIL,EVIL and DEATH PROVERBS
 

“It is not a sin to sell dear, but it is to make ill measure.”

“If you come up in this world, be sure not to go down in the next.”

“God is good but don’t dance in a currach."

“Three feasts due to everyone: the feast of baptism, the feast of marriage, and the feast of death.”
 

 TIME, FIRE, WIND, WATER

“Sometimes one day changes everything; sometimes years change nothing.”

“There's hope from the sea but none from the grave"

“It is a long road that has no turning.”
 

 HOUSE/LIVING QUARTERS

“A cabin with plenty of food is better than a hungry castle.”

“Never bolt your door with a boiled carrot.”

"If you move old furniture it may fall to bits."
 

 OBJECTS/EVERYDAY EXPERIENCE OF LIFE

“A buckle is a great addition to an old shoe.”

“A new broom sweeps clean, but an old broom knows the corners best.”

“If you have one pair of good soles it is better than two pairs of good uppers.”

“What is in the marrow is hard to take out of the bone.”

“It’s often a person’s mouth broke their nose.
 

 POETRY AND WORDS

“That a poet is born, not made, is well-known.”

“A poem ought to be well made at first, for there is many a one to spoil it afterwards.”
 

 EMOTIONS/HEALTH/ADVICE

“A good retreat is better than a bad stand.”

“A small benefit obtained is better than a great one in expectation.”

“Better one good thing that is, than two good things that were.”

“Everyone is wise until he speaks.”

“Good luck beats early rising.”

“Good luck comes in slender currents, misfortune in a rolling tide.”

“His eyes are like two burnt holes in a blanket.”

“The seeking for one thing will find another.”

“What is seldom is wonderful.”

“Loneliness is better than bad company.”

“Three candles that illuminate every darkness; truth, nature, knowledge.”

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