Proverb of the Day
Is fearr an té a éiríonn ná an té a thiteann.
Better the one rising than the one falling.
Explanation: A poor person whose life is getting better, and whose wealth is increasing, is better off than a rich person for whom things are beginning to go wrong, even if he's still much richer.
Other Irish Proverbs
Móir keeps a servant girl while she begs alms.
He's kept his property and his reputation.
Ireland was too narrow for you!
It isn't the one who's closest to you, but the one suits you.
Thabharfainn gal don té a thabharfadh gal dom is gal aige is gan gal agam; ach an té ná tabharfadh gal dom is gal aige is gan gal agam, ní thabharfainn gal dó is gal agam is gan gal aige.
I'd give a smoke to the one who'd give me one when he had one and I didn't; but the one who wouldn't give me a smoke when he had one and I didn't, I wouldn't give him a smoke when I had one and he didn't.