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192 Irish Proverbs

It is no time to go for the doctor when the patient is dead.

It is not a fish until it is on the bank.

It is not a sin to sell dear, but it is to make ill measure.

It is the quiet pigs that eat the meal.

It's a bad hen that won't scratch herself.

It's as hard to see a woman crying as it is to see a barefooted duck.

It's for her own good that the cat purrs.

It's no delay to stop to edge the tool.

It's no use boiling your cabbage twice.

It's no use locking the stable door after the horse has bolted.

Its no use going to the goat's house to look for wool.

Keep a thing for seven years and you'll find a use for it.

Keep a thing seven years and you'll always find a use for it.

Lack of resource has hanged many a person.

Let him who will not have advice have conflict.

Listen to the sound of the river and you will get a trout.

Marriages are all happy. It's having breakfast together that causes all the trouble.

Marry a mountain girl and you marry the whole mountain.

Men are like bagpipes: no sound comes from them till they're full.

Men are more prone to revenge injuries than to requite kindnesses.

Mere words do not feed the friars.

Nature breaks through the eyes of the cat.

Nature will come through the claws, and the hound will follow the hare.

Need teaches a plan.

Need teaches things unlawful.