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16 Irish Proverbs to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

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16 Irish Proverbs to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

The Irish are known for their gift of gab. Famous Irishmen like Oscar Wilde and Jonathan Swift were never at a loss for clever cracks and words of enlightenment. To celebrate St. Patrick's Day, and honor the quick witted Irish, we've put together 16 thought provoking Irish Proverbs. 

"Two shorten the road." - Irish Proverb

"The future is not set, there is no fate but what we make for ourselves." - Irish Proverb

"It's easy to halve the potato where there's love." - Irish Proverb

"Your feet will bring you where your heart is." - Irish Proverb

"Always remember to forget
The friends that proved untrue.
But never forget to remember
Those that have stuck by you." - Irish Proverb

"Life is like a cup of tea, it's all in how you make it" - Irish Proverb

"A friend's eye is a good mirror." - Irish Proverb

"A light heart lives long." - Irish Proverb

"You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your father was." - Irish Proverb

"May misfortune follow you the rest of your life, and never catch up." - Irish Proverb

"The stars make no noise." - Irish Proverb

"The stars make no noise." - Irish Proverb

"A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures." - Irish Proverb

"Time is a good storyteller." - Irish Proverb

"It is the good horse that draws its own cart." - Irish Proverb

"You’ll never plough a field by turning it over in your mind." - Irish Proverb

"Don't be breaking your shin on a stool that's not in your way." - Irish Proverb

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10 Wise Chinese Proverbs to Celebrate the Lunar New Year

This week marks the beginning of the Chinese New Year and the start of Spring Festival, a time for new beginnings and the welcoming of a new farming season. Every Chinese year corresponds with one of the 12 Chinese Zodiac signs. This year ushers in the Year of the Monkey. Individuals born under this sign are quick-witted, charming, lucky, and smart. To join in on the festivities, below are 10 Chinese proverbs. Welcome to the Year of the Monkey!

"Gold cannot be pure, and people cannot be perfect." - Chinese Proverb

"Do not anxiously hope for what is not yet to come; do not vainly regret what is already past." - Chinese Proverb

"Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still." - Chinese Proverb

"Deal with the faults of others as gently as with your own." - Chinese Proverb

"What you cannot avoid, welcome." - Chinese Proverb

"The journey is the reward." - Chinese Proverb

"I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand." - Chinese Proverb

"Make happy those who are near, and those who are far will come." - Chinese Proverb

"Who thinks an inch, but talks a yard, needs a kick in the foot." - Chinese Proverb

"A single kind word keeps one warm for three winters." - Chinese Proverb

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