Irish Proverbs: For A Good Work Ethic

Unwillingness easily finds an excuse.

Slow is every foot on an unknown path.

You’ll never plough a field by turning it over in your mind.

Lose an hour in the morning and you’ll be looking for it all day.

Don’t make little of your dish for it may be an ignorant fellow who judges it.

It’s not a delay to stop and sharpen the scythe.

A combed head sells the feet.

Laziness is a heavy burden.

A bad workman quarrels with his tools.

You won’t learn to swim on the kitchen floor.

It’s a dirty bird that won’t keep its own nest clean.

Many a sudden change takes place on an unlikely day.

Poverty waits at the gates of idleness.

If your messenger is slow, go to meet him.

There are fish in the sea better than have ever been caught.

Keep your shop and your shop will keep you.

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