23 Irish Proverbs

Irish Proverb - Continual cheerfulness is a sign of wisdom

1 – A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.

2 – A good retreat is better than a bad stand.

3 – A questioning man is halfway to be being wise.

4 – A trout in the pot is better than a salmon in the sea.

5 – A wren in the hand is better than a crane to be caught.

6 – Continual cheerfulness is a sign of wisdom.

7 – Every eye forms its own fancy.

8 – Every patient is a doctor after his cure.

9 – God made time, but man made haste.

10 – Humour, to a man, is like a feather pillow. It is filled with what is easy to get but gives great comfort.

11 – Idleness is a fool’s desire.

12 – It’s for her own good that the cat purrs.

13 – It’s no use carrying an umbrella if your shoes are leaking.

14 – No time for health today, no health for your time tomorrow.

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

16 – The fox never found a better messenger than himself.

17 – The longest road out is the shortest road home.

18 – The work praises the man.

19 – There’s no need to fear the wind if your haystacks are tied down.

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

21 – There is no luck except where there is discipline.

22 – What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.

23 – When a twig grows hard it is difficult to twist it. Every beginning is weak.

Irish Proverb - A good laugh


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