Irish Folk Wisdom


If the cat sits long enough at the hole, she will catch the mouse.

Only a fool would prefer food to a woman.

Love is blind to blemishes and faults.

Marry a mountainy woman and you'll marry the mountain.

The eye should be blind in the house of another.

Good humor comes from the kitchen.

Wine and women empty men's pockets.

God's help is nearer than the door.

Those who go to church are not all saints.

The devil never took a good heart to hell.

We live in one another's shadows.

It's difficult to put an old head on young shoulders.

He who cannot suffer pain will not get ease.

Physicians disagree and patients die.

It's easy to knead when meal is at hand.

The friend that can be bought is not worth buying.

A wise head keeps a shut mouth.

A chance shot will not kill the devil.

Handfuls make a load.

Three essential truths- sunrise, sunset, and death

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