943 Irish Proverbs
1. 'every man to his fancy, and me to my own fancy,' said the old woman when she kissed her cow.
2. 'i see,' said the blind man when he was directed on his way.
3. 'my belly thinks my throat is cut,' as the hungry man said.
4. 'so near and yet so far,' said the man when the bird lit on his gun.
5. 'Tis afterwards that everything is understood.
6. 'Tis as hard to see a woman cry, as a goose go barefoot.
7. 'what a dust we kick up,' as the fly said to the cart wheel.
8. A barrel that contains the wine will retain the drop in its staves.
9. A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.
10. A blind man can see his mouth.
11. A boys best friend is his mother and there's no spancel stronger than her apron string.
12. A buckle is a great addition to an old shoe.
13. A cabin with plenty of food is better than a hungry castle.
14. A cart-horse could never win the derby.
15. A closed mouth--a wise head.
16. A debt is still unpaid, even if forgotten.
17. A dimple in the chin; a devil within.
18. A diplomat must always think twice before he says nothing.
19. A disease known is half cured.
20. A dishonest woman can't be kept in and an honest woman won't.