Irish Quotes, Saying and Proverbs

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A bad review is

A bad review is even less important than whether it is raining in Patagonia.
– Iris Murdoch

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A book may be

A book may be compared to your neighbour: If it be good it cannot last too long; if bad, you cannot get rid of it too early. – Henry Brooke

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A boy may kiss

A boy may kiss his girl goodbye, The sun may kiss the butterfly, The wine may kiss the crystal glass, and you, my friend, may kiss my ass.

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A boys best friend

A boys best friend is his mother and there’s no spancel stronger than her apron string.

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A buckle is a

A buckle is a great addition to an old shoe.

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A bumper of good

A bumper of good liquor will end a contest quicker than justice, judge or vicar. – Richard Brinsley

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A cabin with plenty

A cabin with plenty of food is better than a hungry castle.

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A change of work

A change of work is as good as a rest. – Irish Proverb

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A children s story

A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest. – C. S. Lewis

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A closed mouth a

A closed mouth, a wise head. – Irish Proverb

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A country without a

A country without a language, a country without a soul.

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A diplomat must always

A diplomat must always think twice before he says nothing.

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A dishonest woman can

A dishonest woman can’t be kept in and an honest woman won’t. – Irish Proverb

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A doctor s reputation

A doctor’s reputation is made by the number of eminent men who die under his care. – George Bernard Shaw

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A dog owns nothing

A dog owns nothing, yet is seldom dissatisfied.

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A dog with two

A dog with two homes is never any good.

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A dreamer is one

A dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight,and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world – Oscar Wilde

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A drunkard is a

A drunkard is a dead man, and all dead men are drunk. – W. B. Yeats

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A fast is better

A fast is better than a bad meal.

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A fly will not

A fly will not go into a mouth that is closed.

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A fool and his

A fool and his money are easily parted.

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A fool s money

A fool’s money is not long in his pocket.

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A friend is known

A friend is known in hardship.

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A friend s eye

A friend’s eye is a good mirror.

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A friendship that like

A friendship that like love is warm; A love like friendship, steady. – Thomas Moore

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A full pig in

A full pig in the sty doesn’t find the hungry one going by.

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A gentle answer quenches

A gentle answer quenches anger.

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A gentleman is one

A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out. – George Bernard Shaw

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A glutton lives to

A glutton lives to eat; a wise man eats to live.

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A golden ring can

A golden ring can tie a man as tight as any chain.

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A good heart never

A good heart never went to hell.

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A good laugh and

A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures in the doctor’s book.

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A good retreat is

A good retreat is better than a bad stand.

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A good word never

A good word never broke a tooth.

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A goose never voted

A goose never voted for an early Christmas.

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A government that robs

A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul. – George Bernard Shaw

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A handful of skill

A handful of skill is better than a bagful of gold.

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A healthy heart and

A healthy heart and a wet mouth!

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A hint is sufficient

A hint is sufficient for the wise.

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A house can t

A house can’t be kept without talk.

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A lament in one

A lament in one ear, maybe, but always a song in the other. – Sean O Casey

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A lie is an

A lie is an excuse guarded. – Jonathan Swift

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A lie travels farther

A lie travels farther than the truth.

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A life spent making

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honourable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing. – George Bernard Shaw

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A light heart lives

A light heart lives a long time.

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A little kinship is

A little kinship is better than a lot of charity.

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A little of anything

A little of anything isn’t worth a pin; but a wee bit of sense is worth a lot.

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A little sincerity is

A little sincerity is a dangerous thing, and a great deal of it is absolutely fatal. – Oscar Wilde

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A loud voice can

A loud voice can make even the truth sound foolish.

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A man has often

A man has often cut a rod to beat himself.

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A man is a

A man is a very small thing, and the night is very large and full of wonders.
– Lord Dunsany

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A man is often

A man is often a bad adviser to himself and a good adviser to another.

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A man loves his

A man loves his sweetheart the most, his wife the best, but his mother the longest.

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A man may be

A man may be as much a fool from the want of sensibility as the want of sense. – Anna Jameson

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A man never tells

A man never tells you anything until you contradict him. – George Bernard Shaw

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A man of genius

A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery. – James Joyce

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A man s face

A man’s face is his autobiography. A woman’s face is her work of fiction. – Oscar Wilde

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A man should never

A man should never be ashamed to own that he has been in the wrong, which is but saying.. that he is wiser today than yesterday. – J. Swift

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A man travels the

A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it. – George Moore

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A man who does

A man who does not think for himself does not think at all. – Oscar Wilde

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A man who holds

A man who holds good cards would never say if they were dealt wrong.

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A man who is

A man who is not afraid of the sea will soon be drowned. – JohnMillingtonSynge

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A man who loses

A man who loses his money gains, at the least, experience, and sometimes, something better. – George Bernard Shaw

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A man who will

A man who will betray his country, will betray his friend. – Maria Edgeworth

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A man with loud

A man with loud talk makes truth itself seem folly.

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A mask tells us

A mask tells us more than a face. – Oscar Wilde

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A meeting in sunlight

A meeting in sunlight is lucky, and a burying in the rain.

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A miracle my friend

A miracle, my friend, is an event which creates faith. – George Bernard Shaw

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A misty winter brings

A misty winter brings a pleasant spring, a pleasant winter a misty spring.

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A mother s love

A mother’s love is a blessing no matter where you roam. Keep her while you have her, you’ll miss her when she’s gone. – Frank McCourt

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A narrow neck keeps

A narrow neck keeps the bottle from being emptied in one swig.

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A new broom sweeps

A new broom sweeps clean, but the old brush knows all the corners.

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A nod is as

A nod is as good as a wink to a blind donkey.

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A penny gets another

A penny gets another penny.

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A penny in a

A penny in a poor man’s pocket is better than two pennies in a rich man’s pocket.

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