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Always remember that hindsight is the best insight to foresight.

You’ll never plough a field by turning it over in your mind.

May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow, And may trouble avoid you wherever you go.

Listen to the sound of the river and you will get a trout.

That one suffers from a double-dose of original sin: The Bible proposes that when Adam ate the forbidden fruit, he cast a state of sin on all of mankind. Today, if a child is particularly mischievous, he's said to have been twice-cursed by Adam's slip-up. The phrase became popular in the 1880s, when proponents of British rule over Ireland attributed the Irishmen's depravity of character (and the famine, some argued) to their second helping of original sin.

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Now sweetly lies old Ireland Emerald green beyond the foam, Awakening sweet memories, Calling the heart back home.

May you have food and raiment, A soft pillow for your head, May you be forty years in heaven Before the devil knows you're dead.

But the greatest love -- the love above all loves, Even greater than that of a mother... Is the tender, passionate, undying love, Of one beer drunken slob for another.

If you do not sow in the spring you will not reap in the autumn.

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