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27 Gaelic Proverbs

A bad reaper never gets a good sickle.

A day's work--getting started.

A friend by thee is better than a brother far off.

A gossip's mouth is the devil's postbag.

A man is known by the company he keeps.

A man is known by the eye, and the face discovers wisdom.

Avoid the evil, and it will avoid thee.

Choose your company before you choose your drink.

Do not judge by appearances; a rich heart may be under a poor coat.

Do not light a fire that you cannot yourself put out.

Do not look to the peaceful man for cudgels.

Evil thoughts often come from idleness.

He that will not look forward must look behind.

He who would enjoy the fruit must not spoil the blossoms.

If it is worth taking, it is worth asking for.

Neither seek nor shun the fight.

Peace is the well from which the stream of joy runs.

Praise the fine day in the evening.

Say but little and say it well.

See that your own hearth is swept before you lift your neighbor's ashes.

Some of the sweetest berries grow among the sharpest thorns.

Some people make things happen, some watch things happen, while others wonder what has happened.

The bitter cup we strive to remove from us holds the medicine we are most in need of.

The coroner and the lawyer grow fat on the quarrels of fools.

The lion is known by the scratch of his claws.