This is a collection of our favourite words of wisdom from old Irish proverbs.
You may have heard some in passing and you may have heard some for the very first time. Either way, there are some great life lessons to take from these Irish proverbs into 2018 with you.
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Let’s get started with some of these incredible Irish proverbs:
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Mura gcuirfidh tú san earrach ní bhainfidh tú san fhómhar. If you do not sow in the spring, you will not reap in the autumn.
A craftsman’s son may grow up in ignorance of his father’s skills.
Youth does not mind where it sets its foot.
The well-fed does not understand the lean.
You can’t kiss an Irish girl unexpectedly. You can only kiss her sooner than she thought you would.
Do not take the thatch from your own roof to buy slates for another man’s house.
A tune is more lasting than the song of the birds,
And a word more lasting than the wealth of the world.
Never scald your lips with another man’s porridge.
A drink precedes a story.
Men are like bagpipes – no sound comes from them until they are full.
Take the world nice and easy, and the world will take you the same.
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Some extra Irish proverbs we also enjoyed:
- A companion shortens a road.
- Beauty doesn’t boil the kettle.
- Sleep is the first sign of recovery.
- A fat Christmas makes for a tight graveyard.
- May love and laughter light your days,
and warm your heart and home.
May good and faithful friends be yours,
wherever you may roam.
May peace and plenty bless your world
with joy that long endures.
May all life’s passing seasons
bring the best to you and yours!
- Forgetting a debt doesn’t mean it’s paid.