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Top 30 Most Wisest Irish Sayings & Proverbs

Today we are getting in to the best irish proverbs and wise sayings that are said by philosophers. Irish culture is famous for its wise sayings that have been handed down through generations. These timeless proverbs offer valuable insights into life, love, and human nature. From clever observations to deep reflections, Irish sayings are known for their wit and wisdom. Let’s discover the top 30 most insightful Irish sayings that continue to inspire people around the world.

30 Wise Irish Sayings

20 Quotes from Irish philosophers about life, love, and the human condition

“We do not know what God is. God Himself does not know what He is because He is not anything. Literally God is not, because He transcends being.” – John Scotus Eriugena

“Even when we find not what we seek, we find something as well worth seeking as what we missed.” – Robert Boyle

“Revelation was not a necessitating motive of assent, but a means of information. We should not confound the way whereby we come to the knowledge of a thing with the grounds we have to believe it.” – John Toland

“Few men think; yet all have opinions.” – George Berkeley

“Wisdom denotes the pursuing of the best ends by the best means.” – Francis Hutcheson

“People will not look forward to posterity, who never look backward to their ancestors.” – Edmund Burke

“The only and the simple remedy for the evils arising from these almost universal institutions of the domestic slavery of one half the human race, is utterly to eradicate them. Give men and women equal civil and political rights.” – William Thompson

“He that is not aware of his ignorance, will be only misled by his knowledge.” – Richard Whately

“The general laws of Nature are not, for the most part, immediate objects of perception.” – George Boole

“My great panacea for making society at once better and more enjoyable would be to cultivate greater sincerity.” – Frances Power Cobbe

“Our reasoning appears to become more accurate as our ignorance becomes more complete; that when we have embarked upon chaos we seem to drop down into a cosmos.” – Francis Ysidro Edgeworth

“We must live before we can attain to either intelligence or control at all. We must sleep if we are not to find ourselves, at death, helplessly strange to the new conditions. And we must die before we can hope to advance to a broader understanding.” – J. W. Dunne

“Love is the extremely difficult realization that something other than oneself is real.” – Iris Murdoch

“If you do not love, you will not be alive; if you love effectively, you will be killed.” – Herbert McCabe

“God doesn’t need to come down upon a mountain, for the mountain itself is the revelation. We only have to look at it and we will know how we should live.” – John Moriarty

“Well-placed trust grows out of active inquiry rather than blind acceptance.” – Onora O’Neill

“The more you know about something the easier it is to be imaginative about it.” – Kieran Egan

“The social justice question is: does the state treat its citizens well and equally in selecting the order that it imposes? The political legitimacy question is: does the state treat its citizens well and equally in the way it imposes that order?” – Philip Pettit

“If we possess narrative sympathy – enabling us to see the world from other’s point of view – we cannot kill. If we do not, we cannot love.” – Richard Kearney

“True friends are not found on Facebook. They are those who provide light in the midst of darkness, who stay when the rest have run and who are always there despite the lapse of time. They don’t ask anything of us, except to be their friend.” – Mark Dooley

10 Wisest irish Proverbs

“Is minic a bhris béal duine a shrón.” (Many a time a man’s mouth broke his nose.)

“Ní neart go cur le chéile.” (There is no strength without unity.)

“Ar scáth a chéile a mhaireann na daoine.” (People live in one another’s shelter.)

“Mol an óige agus tiocfaidh sí.” (Praise the young and they will flourish.)

“Maireann croí éadrom i bhfad.” (A light heart lives long.)

“Níl aon tintéan mar do thintéan féin.” (There’s no place like home.)

“Is fearr rith maith ná drochsheasamh.” (A good run is better than a bad stand.)

“Mol an óige agus tiocfaidh sí.” (Praise the youth and they will come.)

“Más maith leat tú féin ní dóigh le daoine eile.” (If you like yourself, it doesn’t matter what others think.)

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