Irish Proverbs, Irish Quotations, Irish Sayings and Quotes

Let’s journey to Ireland through the wonderful world of old Irish sayings, quotes and proverbs. Enjoy!

Lose an hour in the morning and you’ll be looking for it all day. ~Irish proverb

A lie travels farther than the truth. ~Irish proverb

God prefers prayers to tears. ~Irish proverb

A man takes a drink, the drink takes a drink, the drink takes the man. ~Irish proverb

Unwillingness easily finds an excuse. ~Irish proverb

Poverty waits at the gates of idleness. ~Irish proverb

Keep your shop and your shop will keep you. ~Irish proverb

It is more difficult to maintain honour than to become prosperous. ~Irish proverb

The person bringing good news knocks boldly on the door. ~Irish proverb

Pity him who makes an opinion a certainty. ~Irish proverb

Laziness is a heavy burden. ~Irish proverb

A bad workman quarrels with his tools. ~Irish proverb

What is in the marrow is hard to take out of the bone. ~Irish saying

Bricks and mortar make a house, but the laughter of children makes a home. ~Irish proverb

Necessity is the mother of invention. ~Irish proverb

You never miss the water till the well has run dry. ~Irish saying

A light heart lives long. ~Irish proverb

If you dig a grave for others, you might fall into it yourself. ~Irish proverb

Even the longest day has its end. ~Irish proverb

The old pipe gives the sweetest smoke. ~Irish saying

It’s no use carrying an umbrella if your shoes are leaking. ~Irish proverb

Every patient is a doctor after his cure. ~Irish saying

A dog owns nothing, yet is seldom dissatisfied. ~Irish proverb

Give away all you like, but keep your bills and your temper. ~Irish proverb

If you lie down with dogs you’ll rise with fleas. ~Irish saying

A silent mouth is sweet to hear. ~Irish proverb

When the apple is ripe, it will fall. ~Irish saying

Patience is a plaster for all sores. ~Irish saying

Praise the young and they will flourish. ~Irish proverb

A kind word never broke anyone’s mouth. ~Irish proverb

Watching is a part of good play. ~Irish saying

A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush. ~Irish saying

Half a loaf is better than no bread. ~Irish saying

A live dog is better than a dead lion. ~Irish saying

Young people don’t know what old age is, and old people forget what youth was. ~Irish proverb

Don’t show your skin to a person who won’t cover it. ~Irish proverb

Least said soonest mended. ~Irish saying

Patience is a virtue that causes no shame. ~Irish saying

The Irish forgive their great men when they are safely buried. ~Irish saying

What’s good for the goose is good for the gander. ~Irish saying

Mere words do not feed the friars. ~Irish proverb

Praise the ripe field not the green corn. ~Irish proverb

Better good manners than good looks. ~Irish proverb

Beauty won’t make the kettle boil. ~Irish proverb

A turkey never voted for an early Christmas. ~Irish proverb

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