Funny Welsh Wisdom

By | September 13, 2009
  • Adversity and loss make a man wise.
  • Adversity brings knowledge, and knowledge wisdom.
  • Adversity comes with instruction in his hand.
  • Anger is the mother of treachery.
  • A ship and a woman are ever repairing.
  • A spoon does not know the taste of soup, nor a learned fool the taste of wisdom.
  • A warm January; a cold May.
  • A watched clock never tells the time.
  • A watched pot never boils.
  • A wife’s advice is not worth much, but woe to the husband who refuses to take it.
  • A willful fault has no excuse, and deserves no pardon.
  • A willful man must have his way.
  • A work ill done must be twice done.
  • Be a friend to yourself, and others will.
  • Be honorable yourself if you wish to associate with honorable people.
  • Better a friend at court than gold on the finger.
  • Birds of a color fly to the same place.
  • Conscience is the nest where all good is hatched.
  • Do good and then do it again.
  • Have a horse of your own and then you may borrow another’s.
  • He that would be a leader must be a bridge.
  • He understands badly who listens badly.
  • If every fool wore a crown, we should all be kings.
  • If every man would sweep his own door-step the city would soon be clean.
  • If you would be praised, die.
  • If you would get ahead, be a bridge.
  • Man’s mind is a watch that needs winding daily.
  • Never trust overmuch to a new friend or an old enemy.
  • Nothing is so clean as a fish.
  • Of a compliment only a third is meant.
  • Old age is a hundred disorders.
  • Old age will not come alone.
  • People aren’t good unless others are made better by them.
  • Perfect love sometimes does not come till the first grandchild.
  • Reason is the wise man’s guide, example the fool’s.
  • Scatter with one hand, gather with two.
  • The advice of the aged will not mislead you.
  • The best candle is understanding.
  • The coldness of a friend and the coldness of linen — they never lasted long.
  • Those not ruled by the rudder will be ruled by the rocks.
  • Three things give us hardy strength: sleeping on hairy mattresses, breathing cold air, and eating dry food.
  • Three things it is best to avoid: a strange dog, a flood, and a man who thinks he is wise.
  • Without perseverance talent is a barren bed.
  • Your hand is never the worse for doing its own work.

Village Picture from Wales