Thursday, March 26, 2009

25 Very Short Irish Proverbs

The old Irish proverbs are full of wisdom and endlessly motivating. My pick of the best Irish proverbs.

There is light at the end of the tunnel.
Irish Proverb

The mills of God grind slowly but they grind finely.
Irish Proverb

The longest road out is the shortest road home.
Irish Proverb

Rome was not built in a day.
Irish Proverb

You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.
Irish Proverb

The best horse doesn't always win the race.
Irish Proverb

When the apple is ripe it will fall.
Irish Proverb

A dog owns nothing, yet is seldom dissatisfied.
Irish Proverb

The work praises the man.
Irish Proverb

The old pipe gives the sweetest smoke.
Irish Proverb

Castles were built a stone at a time.
Irish Proverb

Even the longest day has its end.
Irish Proverb

A lie travels farther than the truth.
Irish Proverb

You must crack the nuts before you can eat the kernel.
Irish Proverb

Good luck beats early rising.
Irish Proverb

There is no fireside like your own fireside.
Irish Proverb

Listen to the sound of the river and you will get a trout.
Irish Proverb

What fills the eye fills the heart.
Irish Proverb

A lock is better than suspicion.
Irish Proverb

A kind word never broke anyone's mouth.
Irish Proverb

There is no wise man without fault.
Irish Proverb

Don't postpone a good deed.
Irish Proverb

It's easy to halve the potato where there's love.
Irish Proverb

As the big hound is, so will the pup be.
Irish Proverb

It is a long road that has no turning.
Irish Proverb