School: Drumshanbo (C.) (roll number 12873)

Location:
Drumshanbo, Co. Leitrim
Teacher:
Margaret Flynn

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Proverbs

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0207, Page 121

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Better alone than in bad company.
Think twice before you speak once.
God helps those who help themselves.
The glutton lives to eat while the wise man eats to live.
A little fire to warm you is better than a great one to harm you.
A shut mouth makes a wise head.
Never throw out dirty water till you get in clean.
Two heads are better than one.
Too much is as bad as to want.
Many a little makes a mickle.
Plough deep while the lazy sleep and you will have corn to sell and keep.
Keep your shop and your shop will keep you.
Empty vessels make the greatest sound.
Better to live in hope than die in despair.
A fool and his money are easy parted.
A full pig in the sty does not heed a hungry one passing by.
Too many cooks spoil the broth.

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