Funny Welsh Wisdom
- 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.
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