Proverbs Page 2
- Firelight will not let you read fine stories but its warm and you wont see the dust on the floor.
- As the old cock crows the young cock learns.
- Humor to a man is like a feather pillow. It is filled with what is easy to get but gives great comfort.
- Many an Irish property was increased by the lace of a daughter's petticoat.
- The best way to keep loyalty in a man's heart is to keep money in his purse.
- A narrow neck keeps the bottle from being emptied in one swig.
- A trout in the pot is better than a salmon in the sea
- If the knitter is weary the baby will have no new bonnet
- Its for her own good that the cat purrs.
- Even a tin knocker will shine on a dirty door
- An old broom knows the dirty corners best
- One beetle recognizes another
- To the raven her own chick is white
- When the sky falls we'll catch larks.
- Any man can lose his hat in a fairy- wind.
- If you have one pair of good soles its better than two pairs of good uppers
- It s no use carrying an umbrella if your shoes are leaking
- It's difficult to choose between two blind goats.
- A silent mouth is sweet to hear
- It's as hard to see a woman crying as it is to see a barefooted duck
- He'd offer you an egg if you promised not to break the shell
- Its a bad hen that won't scratch herself
- No matter how often a pitcher goes to the water it is broken in the end
- There was never a scabby sheep in a flock that didn't like to have a comrade
- A nod is as good as a wink to a blind horse
- The fox never found a better messenger than himself
- There'll be white blackbirds before an unwilling woman ties the knot
- Show the fatted calf but not the thing that fattened him.
- A buckle is a great addition to an old shoe
- In winter the milk goes to the cow's horns
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