17 March, 2009
"I'm Shipping Up to Boston" - Dropkick Murphy's
I wanted to add an Irish proverb for good measure, but I really could not decided which one to include. I have grown up hearing most of these in some context:
A diplomat must always think twice before he says nothing.
A dog owns nothing, yet is seldom dissatisfied.
A hair on the head is worth two on the brush.
A kind word never broke anyone's mouth.
A lie travels farther than the truth.
A light heart lives long.
A silent mouth is sweet to hear.
A turkey never voted for an early Christmas.
Better be quarreling than lonesome.
Bricks and mortar make a house, but the laughter of children makes a home.
Don't break your shin on a stool that is not in your way.
Even the longest day has its end.
Give away all you like, but keep your bills and your temper.
Good luck beats early rising.
If you dig a grave for others, you might fall into it yourself.
If you get a reputation as an early riser, you can sleep till noon.
It's no use carrying an umbrella if your shoes are leaking.
Praise youth and it will prosper.