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  • 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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