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With St. Patrick’s Day coming up, what better time to start using some Irish Proverbs in conversation?! I mean after all, how wise does saying “you must take the little potato with the big potato” sound while giving advice?! We’ve gathered up 12 of some of the best Irish proverbs for you below!




“May your home always be too small to hold all your friends.”

“You must take the little potato with the big potato.”

“Don’t say everything you want to say lest you hear something you would not like to hear.”

“There’s many a lost ship within sight of harbor.”

“You’ll never plow a field by turning it over in your mind.”

“When the tongue slips it speaks the truth.”

“There are finer fish in the sea than have ever been caught.”

“Half a loaf is better than no bread.”

“The road to hell is paved with good intentions.”

“What butter and whiskey will not cure there is no cure for.”

“Praise the young and they will make progress.”