Proverb of the Day
Ná bac le mac an bhacaigh is ní bhacfaidh mac an bhacaigh leat.
Don't bother with the son of the beggarman and the son of the beggarman won't bother you.
Explanation: Unlike most tongue twisters, this one actually makes sense: don't bother with troublesome people and they won't bother with you. Unfortunately, it's frequently untrue.
Other Irish Proverbs
Drinkers have two-thirds of talk.
The thief often gets away.
A fire is half a meal.
A fire is a good thing, and something to eat.
Dlí na reilige gach éinne a ligean isteach, Riail na cille gan éinne a ligean amach, Cách mar imigh, níor tháinig riamh thar n-ais, Is nach trua san don duine ná tuigeann gur cruaidh é an smacht.
The law of the cemetery is to let everyone in, The rule of the graveyard is not to let anyone out, Of all that ever left, no one ever came back, A pity for anyone who doesn't understand the harshness of authority.