Welsh Proverbs

“The guilty flee with no one chasing them.”

“Adversity brings knowledge and knowledge of wisdom.”

“I was wise once: when I was born, I cried.”

“There’s a black sheep in every flock.”

“Everything you have in this world is just borrowed for a short time.”

A nation without a language is a nation without a heart

Starting the work is two thirds of it

Tapping persistently breaks the stone

Every bird relishes his own voice

Speak well of your friend; of your enemy say nothing

“Advice most needed are the least heeded.”

“Starting the work is two-thirds of it.”

“The best knowledge is knowledge of oneself.”

“Everything that glitters is not gold.”

“If you want to be a leader, be a bridge.”

“A nation without a language is a nation without a heart.”

“Every bird relishes his own song.”

“Repay evil with good, and hell will not claim you.”

“The world is wide to everyone”

“Repay evil with good, and hell will not claim you”

“Better educated than wealthy”

“Better my own cottage than the palace of another”

“The best shortage is a shortage of words”

“Best Welshman, Welshman from Home”

“Better my own cottage than the palace of another.”

“Memory slips, letters remain.”

“Better a good shilling than a dud sovereign.”

“The best shortage is a shortage of words.”

“Better educated than wealthy.”

“Speak well of your friend; of your enemy say nothing.”

“Starting the work is two-thirds of it.”

” I was wise once: when I was born I cried.”

“He who has no faults is not born”

“The kettles boiling and I’m ready.”

” Every flock has its black sheep.”

” A word to the wise, a stick to the unwise.”

” Let not your tongue cut your throat.”

” A sword’s honor is its idleness.”

” Better a friend at court than gold on the finger.”

” Be honorable yourself if you wish to associate with honorable people.”

” The guilty flee with no one chasing them.”

“It is good to look homewards”

“Three comforts of old age: fire, tea and tobacco”

“The child will grow, his clothes will not”

“The old know and the young suspect”

“Every flock has its black sheep”

“The best knowledge is to know yourself”

“The seed of all evil is laziness”

” The old feel the blows suffered when young.”

” The child will grow, his clothes will not.”

” All waiting is long.”

“Best Welshman, Welshman from Home.”

“The seed of all evil is laziness.”

“Everything that is yellow is not gold.”

“All waiting is long”

“Everything that is yellow is not gold”

“The strength of a nation is its knowledge”

“A great sin can enter through a small door.”

” The old know and the young suspect.”

“Everything you have in this world is just borrowed for a short time.”

“Three comforts of old age: fire, tea, and tobacco.”

“The best knowledge is to know yourself.”

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