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50+ Best Welsh Proverbs & Sayings

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Popular Welsh Proverbs

“A chick reared in hell will want to remain in hell.”

“Playing with fire will eventually turn bitter.”

“Starting the work is two thirds of it.”

“Every bird relishes his own voice.”

“At the end of the song comes payment.”

“Persistent blows shatter the stone.”
Meaning – “Perseverance pays in the end.”

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

“The world is wide to everyone.”

“Like a hen on a heap.”

“Everybody is foolish at times.”

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

“The best knowledge is to know yourself.”

“The best shortage is a shortage of words.”

“Too much pudding will choke a dog.”

“Better educated than wealthy.”

“He who has no faults is not born.”

“Better a good shilling than a dud sovereign.”

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

“A man without prudence is a ship without an anchor.”

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

“It is easy to be brave behind a wall.”

“A boy is easier cheated than a witch.”

“The seed of all evil is laziness.”

“Old age comes not on its own.”

“The old feel the blows that were acquired when younger.”

“All waiting is long.”

“Milk for a child, meat for a man, beer for the old.”

“The sow has gone through the shop.”
Meaning – “They have gone bankrupt.”

“The master of all work is practice.”

“More the hurry, more the obstacles.”
Meaning – “More haste, less speed”

Famous Welsh Proverbs

“Breaking her hip is the old witches fault.”

The wiser the man, the fewer his words.”

“The older the man, the weaker his mind.”

“You must crawl before walking.”

“Put the fiddle in the roof.”
Note : To give up

“A sword’s honor (literally ‘credit’) is its idleness.”

“Three attempts for a Welshman.”

“It is good to look homewards.”

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

“Turning the water to his own mill.”
Meaning – “Spoken of someone arranging something for his own benefit.”

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

“Whilst kicking and biting, love develops.”

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

“Man learns from the cradle to the grave.”

“To sing before breakfast is to weep before supper.”

“Home is home, however poor it may be.”

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

“Memory slips, letters remain.”

“Forget me not.”

“Let not your tongue break your neck.”

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