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192 Irish Proverbs

Neither give cherries to pigs nor advice to fools.

Never bolt your door with a boiled carrot.

Never burn your fingers to snuff another man's candle.

Never buy through your ears but through your eyes.

Never cast a clout till May be out.

No matter how often a pitcher goes to the water it is broken in the end.

Nodding the head does not row the boat.

Noiseless is the approach of the avenging deities.

One beetle recognizes another.

Patience is poultice for all wounds.

People live in each other's shelter.

Poor is the church without music.

Poor men take to the sea, the rich to the mountains.

Postpone not a good action.

Poverty parts good company.

Praise the ripe field, not the green corn.

Praise the young and they will blossom.

Praise undeserved is satire in disguise.

Praise without profit puts little in the pocket.

Put a beggar on horseback and he'll gallop.

Put a coward to his metal an' he'll fight the de'il.

Put silk on a goat and it is still a goat.

Quiet people are well able to look after themselves.

Scattering is easier than gathering.

Snuff at a wake is fine if there's nobody sneezing over the snuff box.