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192 Irish Proverbs

A true friend laughs at your stories even when they're not so good, and sympathizes with your troubles even when they're not so bad.

A turkey never voted for an early Christmas.

A Tyrone woman will never buy a rabbit without a head for fear it's a cat.

All sins cast long shadows.

An old broom knows the dirty corners best.

Any man can lose his hat in a fairy wind.

Anything will fit a naked man.

Apelles was not a master painter the first day.

Be neither intimate nor distant with the clergy.

Better be quarreling than lonesome.

Better be safe than sorry.

Better fifty enemies outside the house than one within.

Better one good thing that is than two good things that were.

Better one house spoiled than two.

Beware of people who dislike cats.

Continual cheerfulness is a sign of wisdom.

Crafty advice is often got from a fool.

Death is the poor man's best physician.

Do not mistake a goat's beard for a fine stallion's tail.

Don't give cherries to pigs or advice to fools.

Drink is the curse of the land. It makes you fight with your neighbor. It makes you shoot at your landlord and it makes you miss him.

Even a tin knocker will shine on a dirty floor.

Even a worm will turn.

Every invalid is a doctor.

Every Jack has his Jill.