Famous Irish Sayings and Proverbs

These famous Irish sayings and proverbs are legendary for their ability to perfectly sum up any person or event in a few succinct words. The ability of these expressions to communicate the core of the issue in very few words are their great strength. 

Irish sayings are famous because of this ability to sum a situation up, these saying can seem at times harsh or cruel,often funny, but at the heart of any of these are often large measures of truth.

The expressions however are of their time so please keep that in mind. The sayings listed below are the most famous Irish sayings for their particular category. I hope you enjoy them and if you did please check out our section on Irish sayings and Irish proverbs. 

Famous Irish Sayings and Proverbs About Love and Marriage

Your son is your son until he marries,but your daughter is your daughter until you die.

Women keep their tongue in their pocket until they marry.

Love is blind but the neighbors see through it.

Love at first sight often happens at twilight.

Love is not an impartial judge.

If she has a mind of her own there won't be many with a mind for her.

Never cross a woman who has been crossed in love.

What's nearest the heart is nearest the lips.

From the day you marry your heart will be in your mouth and your hand in your pocket.

Famous Irish Sayings and Proverbs About Friends

If you hit my dog you hit myself.

Two shorten the road.

There's no war as bitter as a war between friends.

Friendship is love without the wars.

A friends eye is the best mirror.

People meet but mountains never greet.

A friend in need is a friend indeed.

Famous Sayings and Proverbs about Age and Experience

Praise the young and they will blossom.

No matter what our calling, age will call us.

A raggy colt often made a powerful horse.

A man only feels as old as the woman he feels.

The old dog for the hard road and leave the pup on the path.

Sense only comes with age.

Youth sheds many a skin.

The older the fiddle the sweeter the tune.

Strength decreases with age but wisdom grows.

Every beginning is weak. Women do not take a drink but it disappears when they are present.

If you want to be criticized, marry.

What fills the eyes fills the heart.

It's not the most beautiful woman who has the most sense.

It takes a woman to outwit the devil.

You can find out a lot more about Irish wonderful expressions on the link below. These pages are not just repeats and except for possibly the odd one all the sayings are different on each page. 

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