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  1. Is fearr an tsláinte ná na táinte
    Health is better than riches
  2. An té a bhíonn thuas óltar deoch air,
    An té a bhíonn thíos buailtear cos air

    He who is successful is feted with drink
    He who is down is kicked
  3. Is fearr réal inniu ná scilling amárach
    Sixpence today is better than a shilling tomorrow [A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush]
  4. Is fearr a bheith beagán sprionlaithe ná mórán caillte
    It is better to be a little miserly than to have a lot lost
  5. Caitear gach conradh de réir sparán
    Let every contract be according to your purse [Cut your cloth according to your measure]
  6. An lao ite i mbolg na mbó aige
    He has eaten the calf in the stomach's cow [He has gone into debt on the assumption that future assets will clear the debt]
  7. Is fearr cara sa chúirt ná punt sa sparán
    A friend in court is better than a pound in the purse
  8. Thuillfeadh éinne airgead, ach is fear gasta a choiméadfadh é
    Anyone would earn money, but it is a "quick" [cute] man who would keep it
  9. Is fearr suaimhneas ar sop ná céad bó ar chnoc
    Peace is better than a hundred cows on a hill [The poor man can sleep soundly because he has nothing to be taken from him]
  10. An té is mó airgid is é is mó dúil ann
    He who has the most money has the most regard [until the money is gone]
  11. Is fearr marcaíocht ar ghabhair ná siúlóid, dá fheabhas
    A ride, even on a goat,  is better by far than having to walk.                        

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