Welsh Proverbs

He understands badly who listens badly.

A willful fault has no excuse, and deserves no pardon. Three things give us hardy strength: sleeping on hairy mattresses, breathing cold air, and eating dry food.

Without perseverance talent is a barren bed.

The best candle is understanding.

Be honorable yourself if you wish to associate with honorable people.

Adversity comes with instruction in his hand.

Your hand is never the worse for doing its own work.

If every man would sweep his own door-step the city would soon be clean.

Adversity and loss make a man wise.

Conscience is the nest where all good is hatched.

A watched clock never tells the time.

The advice of the aged will not mislead you.

A warm January; a cold May.

More Proverbs