Any port in a storm.
As the twig is bent, so is the
Ask no questions and hear no lies.
Attack is the best form of defence.
A bad penny always turns up.
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Be just before you're generous.
The best laid schemes of mice and
men gang aft agley.
Better to war out than to rust
A bird never flew on one wing.
Birds in their little nests agree.
Blessed is he who expects nothing,
for he shall never be disappointed.
Blessings brighten as they take
Brag is a good dog, but Holdfast
Care killed the cat.
Civility cost nothing.
Cleanliness is next to godliness.
The cobbler to his last and the
gunner to his linstock.
A creaking door hangs longest.
Death is the great leveller.
The devil finds work for idle hands
The devil looks after his own.
Distance lends enchantment to the
Don't halloo till you are out of
Don't teach your grandmother to
A door must be either shut or open.
A dripping June sets all in tune.
Drive gently over the stones.
Every man has his price.
Experience keeps a dear school.
The eye of a master does more work
than both his hands.
Facts are stubborn things.
First impressions are the most
A fool at forty is a fool indeed.
Fools and bairns should never see
Fools rush in where angels fear
Give a dog a bad name and hang
Give and take is fair play.
Give credit where credit is due.
The greater the sinner the greater
The greater the truth, the greater
Half the truth is often a whole
He that follows freits (omens),
freits will follow him.
He that will eat the fruit must
climb the tree.
He who hesitates is lost.
Hope springs eternal.
If a things worth doing,
its worth doing well.
If in February there be no rain,
tis neither good for hay nor grain.
If the cap fits, wear it.
If the shoe fits, wear it.
It never rains but it pours.
It takes two to make a quarrel.
Jack is as good as his master.
Jouk and let the jaw go by.
Keep your own fish-guts for your
Lay-overs for meddlers.
Learning is better than house and
Length begets loathing.
A little knowledge is a dangerous
Lucky at cards, unlucky in love.
Many a mickle makes a muckle.
Money is power.
A moneyless man goes fast through
Neer cast a clout till May
A nods as good as a wink
to a blind horse.
No man is a hero to his valet.
Nothing for nothing.
Nothing is certain but death and
Obey orders, if you break owners.
Old habits die hard.
On Saint Thomas the Divine kill
all turkeys, geese and swine.
One hand for oneself and one for
One volunteer is worth two pressed
Procrastination is the thief of
The robin and the wren are Gods
cock and hen; the martin and the swallow are Gods mate and marrow.
A stitch in time saves nine.
Sufficient unto the day is the
Take care of the pence and the
pounds will take care of themselves.
There is always a first time.
There is no accounting for tastes.
Those who play at bowls must look
out for rubbers.
Three removals are as bad as a
Tis better to d
and lost, than never to d at all.
Turn about is fair play.
Two blacks dont make a white.
Two is company, but three is none.
Two wrongs dont make a right.
United we stand, divided we fall.
Variety is the spice of life.
Wanton kittens make sober cats.
Waste not, want not.
We must eat a peck of dirt before
What can you expect from a pig
but a grunt.
When all fruit fails, welcome haws.
When house and land are gone and
spent, then learning is most excellent.
When the furze is in bloom, my
loves in tune.
Where ignorance is bliss, tis
folly to be wise.
A whistling woman and a crowing
hen are neither fit for God nor men.
Wilful waste makes woeful want.
Wonders will never cease.
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