Words Of Wisdom, Wisdom Of The Ages.
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1、For something a little different this week, you'll see a bunch of different Irish proverbs.
2、It's not a delay to stop and sharpen the scythe.
3、It's a dirty bird that won't keep its own nest clean.
4、Keep your shop and your shop will keep you.
5、A bad workman quarrels with his tools. Unwillingness easily finds an excuse.
6、Lose an hour in the morning and you'll be looking for it all day.
7、Laziness is a heavy burden. Poverty waits at the gates of idleness.
8、 SMOOTH SEA NEVER MADE A SKILLFUL MARINER: You are a poor specimen if you
can't stand the pressure ofadversity.
9、In keeping with our Irish theme, here are some Irish words of wisdom regarding youth and old
age: Praise the ripe field not the green corn.
10、Young people don't know what old age is, and old people forget what youth was.
11、The schoolhouse bell sounds bitter in youth and sweet in old age.
12、The older the fiddle, the sweeter the tune.
13、As the old cock crows, the young cock learns.
14、The old dog for the hard road and leave the pup on the path.
15、Better good manners than good looks.
16、It is more difficult to maintain honor than to become prosperous.
17、Promise is in honor's debt. Forgetting a debt doesn't mean it's paid.
18、A man may live after losing his life but not after losing his honor.
19、Better to be a man of character than a man of means.
20、Better the trouble that follows death than the trouble that follows shame.
21、If you come up in this world be sure not to go down in the next.
22、Who gossips with you will gossip of you.
23、Lie down with dogs and you'll rise with fleas.
24、You'll never plough a field by turning it over in your mind.
25、You won't learn to swim on the kitchen floor.
26、Slow is every foot on an unknown path.
27、There are fish in the sea better than have ever been caught.
28、A combed head sells the feet.
29、Don't make little of your dish for it may be an ignorant fellow who judges it.
30、If your messenger is slow, go to meet him.
31、Many a sudden change takes place on an unlikely day.
32、Enough and no waste is as good as a feast.
33、Cut your coat according to your cloth.
34、He who has water and peat on his own farm has the world his own way.
35、A cat can look at a king.
36、It is not the same to go to the king's house as to come from it.
37、The life of an old hat is to cock it.
38、There never came a gatherer but a scatterer came after him.
39、Better be sparing at first than at last.
40、If you buy what you don't need you might have to sell what you do.
41、Hunger is a good sauce.
42、A heavy purse makes a light heart.
43、Heaven's leacnateine (stone before the fire) is reserved for the poor.
44、Silence is the fence around the haggard where wisdom is stacked.
About wisdom of silence:
45、Melodious（音调优美的）is the closed mouth.
46、Who keeps his tongue keeps his friends.
47、I'll let them speak for themselves:
48、You never miss the water till the well runs dry.
49、Everyone feels his own wound first.
50、The pig in the sty（猪圈）doesn't know the pig going along the road.
51、Pity him who makes an opinion a certainty.
52、No two people ever lit a fire without disagreeing.
53、Seeing is believing, but feeling is the God's own truth.
54、It is the quiet pig that eats the meal.
55、The person bringing good news knocks boldly on the door.
56、GIVE A BACK-HANDED COMPLIMENT: A compliment that really isn't a compliment; it
insults or puts down at the same time.
57、BLOW OFF SOME STEAM: To enjoy oneself by relaxing normal formalities.
58、BLOWING SMOKE: To be boasting without being able to back it up; talking
about action without intent to follow through.
59、CHEW THE FAT: To talk about unimportant things.
60、BREAK A LEG: A wish of good luck, do well.
61、It is less of a problem to be poor, than to be dishonest. - Anishinabe
62、Those who have one foot in the canoe and one foot in the boat are going to fall into the river. -
63、We will be known forever by the tracks we leave. - Dakota
64、Beware of the man who does not talk, and the dog that does not bark. -Cheyenne
65、It is easy to be brave from a distance. - Omaha
66、A rocky vineyard does not need a prayer, but a pick ax. - Navajo
67、Those that lie down with dogs, get up with fleas. - Blackfoot
68、Each person is his own judge. – Shawnee
African expressions of wisdom through proverbs:
69、Proverbs are the daughters of experience.
70、He who runs after good fortune runs away from peace.
71、One falsehood spoils a thousand truths.
72、The ruin of a nation begins in the homes of its people.
73、When a king has good counselors, his reign is peaceful.
74、You do not teach the paths of the forest to an old gorilla.
75、The fool speaks, the wise man listens.
Romanian expressions of wisdom through proverbs:
76、There is no good accord where every man would be a lord.
77、Children and fools tell the truth.
78、Fields have eyes, woods have ears.
79、He that labors and thrives spins gold.
80、The pleasures of the mighty are the tears of the poor.
81、Yesterday will not be called again.
82、The nearer the church, the farther from God.
Yiddish（犹太人的） expressions of wisdom through proverbs:
83、A child's tear rends（撕碎） the heavens.
84、Ask about your neighbors, then buy the house.
85、Don't be too sweet lest you be eaten up; don't be too bitter lest you be spewed out.
86、What you don't see with your eyes, don't invent with your mouth.
87、Surrounding yourself with dwarfs does not make you a giant.
88、If you are bitter at heart, sugar in the mouth will not help you.
89、A half-truth is a whole lie.
90、 COMPARISONS ARE ODIOUS （可憎的） Comparing (often one person with another) upsets
91、TOO MANY COOKS SPOIL THE BROTH（肉汤） ：When too many people are involved in
a project, the result will be confusion.
92、 MANY COUNTRIES, SO MANY CUSTOMS： Every land has its own culture and its own
way of life.
93、 THE HAND THAT ROCKS THE CRADLE RULES THE WORLD： A mother's influence is
greatest of all.
94、 TWO'S COMPANY, THREE'S A CROWD： The presence of a third person prevents intimacy.
Proverbs and witticisms about arrogance:
95、The proud man counts his newspaper clippings, the humble man his blessings.
96、He who looks down on his neighbors is usually living on a bluff（绝壁）.
97、Many a bee is drowned in its own honey.
98、Some folks are so proud and arrogant that they can strut（炫耀） sitting down.
99、Success that goes to a man's head usually pays a very short visit.
100、Be patient and you will finally win, for a soft tongue can break hard bones.
101、A man who refuses to admit his mistakes can never be successful. But if he confesses and
for sakes them, he gets another chance.
102、A relaxed attitude lengthens a man's life; jealousy rots it away.
103、There's no danger of developing eyes train from getting on the bright side of things!
104、Wine gives false courage; hard liquor leads to brawls; what fools men are to let it master
them, making them reel drunkenly down the street!
105、O my son, be wise and stay in God's paths; don't carouse（狂欢作乐） with drunkards and
gluttons, for they are on their way to poverty.
106、Boozers（住酒店的人） are losers.
107、There's nothing or no one more stubborn than a drunkard trying to convince you he isn't.
108、A fool and a drunkard are two of the most mistaken human beings on earth. One thinks he
is wise, and the other thinks he is sober（冷静）.
109、The character of even a child can be known by the way he acts - whether