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192 Irish Proverbs

When the hand ceases to scatter, the heart ceases to pray.

When the hand is clean, It needs no screen.

When the sky falls we'll all catch larks.

Where the tongue slips, it speaks the truth.

Winter comes fast on the lazy.

Women do not drink liquor but it disappears when they are present.

Women in state affairs are like monkeys in glass-houses.

You are not a fully fledged sailor unless you have sailed under full sail, and you have not built a wall unless you have rounded a corner.

You must crack the nuts before you can eat the kernel.

You must cut your coat according to your cloth.

You'll never plow a field by turning it over in your mind.

You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.

Your son is your son until he marries, but your daughter is your daughter until you die.

Youth does not mind where it sets its foot.

Youth has a small head.

Youth is wasted on the young.

Youth sheds many a skin. The steed (horse) does not retain its speed forever.