Irish Sayings Cryptograms
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May your home always be too small to hold all your friends.
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the hinges of our friendship never grow rusty.
May the good Lord take a liking to you... But not too soon!
May the roof above us never fall in and may the friends beneath it never fall out.
May you live as long as you want, and never want as long as you live.
May the Lord keep you in his hand but never close his fist tight on you.
Your feet will bring you to where your heart is.
If you lie down with dogs, you'll rise up with fleas.
Many a time a man's mouth broke his nose.
Live every day as if it were your last.
A friend's eye is a good mirror.
It is not a secret after three people know it.
If you want praise, die; if you would complaints, marry.
If you're looking for a friend without a fault, you will be without a friend for ever.
Do not resent growing old, for many are denied the privilege.
May the rocks in your field turn to gold.
A handful of skill is worth a bagful of gold.
The man with boots doesn't mind where he places his foot.
Two shorten the road.
There are only two kinds of people in the world: the Irish and those who wish they were.
May you escape the gallows, avoid distress, and be as healthy as a trout.
Peace on your hand and health to all who shake it.
A good beginning is half the work.
You'll never plow a field by turning it over in your mind.
If your messenger is slow, go to meet him.
If you come up in this world be sure not to go down in the next.
Enough and no waste is as good as a feast.
A kind word never broke anyone's mouth.
If you dig a grave for others you might fall into it yourself.
If you're lucky enough to be Irish, you're lucky enough.
May you be in heaven a half hour before the Devil knows you're dead.
A lie travels farther than the truth.
Poverty waits at the gates of idleness.
Half a loaf is better than no bread.
The older the fiddle, the sweeter the tune.
You never miss the water till the well has run dry.
A good run is better than a bad stand.
Leave the bad tale where you found it.
A dog owns nothing, yet is seldom dissatisfied.
It's often a person's mouth breaks his nose.
There's no fireside like your own fireside.
There are no unmixed blessings in life.
It is better to be born lucky than rich.
Patience cures many an old complaint.
For what cannot be cured, patience is best.
By degrees the castles are built.
Don't break your shin on a stool that is not in your way.
Everyone is wise until he speaks.
You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your father was.
No need to fear wind if the hay is tied down.
Praise the ripe field not the green corn.
Who gossips with you will gossip of you.
You won't learn to swim on the kitchen floor.