Living in HOLMAN with Irish roots

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Youth does not mind where it sets its foot.

Soft words butter no parsnips but they won't harden the heart of a cabbage either.

The best way to keep loyalty in a man's heart is to keep money in his purse.

Mothers [fathers] hold their children's hands for just a little while... And their hearts forever.

Here's to the four hinges of society. May you fight, steal, lie and drink. When you fight, may you fight for your country. When you steal, may you steal away from bad company. When you lie, may you lie at the side of your sweetheart. And when you drink, may you drink with me.

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[ Living in HOLMAN with Irish roots ].

May the cat eat you, and may the devil eat the cat: Consider this insult a double whammy. By saying, "Go n-ithe an cat thĂș is go n-ithe an diabhal an cat," the speaker wishes that a cat gobble up his enemy like a can of Fancy Feast, and that the Devil eat them both. It's a surefire sentence to Hell. Curses are far more detailed and nuanced in Irish culture, as compared to the traditional F-bombs dropped in the U.S. Here's another popular mouthful of an insult: "May you be afflicted with itching without the benefit of scratching." Burn.

In Ireland the inevitable never happens and the unexpected constantly occurs.

We cannot share this sorrow If we haven't grieved a while. Nor can we feel another's joy Until we've learned to smile.

May those who love us, love us. And those that don't love us, May God turn their hearts. And if He doesn't turn their hearts, May he turn their ankles. So we'll know them by their limping.

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