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irish proverbs

A silent mouth is sweet to hear.
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Don't count your chickens before they are hatched.
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Keep the bone and the dog will follow.
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Choose your company before you go drinking.
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A little dog can start a hare but it takes a big one to catch it.
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Often have the likely failed and the unlikely prospered.
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If you want to know me, come and live with me.
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Good luck is better than early rising.
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Cleaning the house will not pay the rent.
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A house divided will soon fall.
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Pulling the devil by the leg is a bad grip.
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Your son is your son until he marries but your daughter is your daughter until you die.
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Come seldom, come welcome.
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Law is costly; shake hands and be friends.
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To a man prepared for war, peace is assured.
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A good beginning is half the work.
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Laziness is a load.
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Be mild toward the wretched, but stern towards an enemy.
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Sickness is the physician's feast.
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Patience conquers destiny.
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You're not drunk as long as you can hold on to a blade of grass and not fall off the face of
the earth.
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Questioning is the door of knowledge.
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Even a good horse cannot keep running always.
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The person with least knowledge talks most.
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God does not like the lying tongue.
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Don't refuse to sell your horse for the sake of a crown.
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Marry in haste and be sorry at your leisure.
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A lamb when carried far becomes as burdensome as a sheep.
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A good retreat is better than a poor defense.
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No war is more bitter than the war of friends, but it does not last long.
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Do not show your teeth until you can bite.
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There is no luck except where there is discipline.
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He is not wise who will not be instructed.
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A woman without a baby has no excuse for sitting down.
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Drunkenness and anger speak truthfully.
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It was not on one foot that St. Patrick came to Ireland.
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If the potato misses, Ireland's beaten.
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The greedy man stores all but friendship.
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Not even an angel can fulfill two missions at once.
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Trust not a spiteful man.
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There's no need like the lack of a friend.
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