23 Celtic proverbs about life, friendship and love

23 Celtic proverbs about life

Today I bring you a series of very reflective Celtic proverbs that talk about friendship, family and destiny among other interesting topics.

Thanks to these reflections we will be able to know a little better the philosophy of life of the ancient Celts, a civilization of the Iron Age that inhabited several regions of Europe.

Celtic proverbs to discover this civilization

Through the following 23 sentences, we will get to know these people and their way of thinking. Are you ready to experience time travel?

1. “Your feet will take you where your heart is.”

A great phrase that warns us to pursue our desires.

2. “May the roof never fall on you and may the friends gathered under it never leave. May you always have warm words on a cold night, a full moon on a dark night and may the path always open to your door.”

A very interesting Celtic proverb that is full of poetry.

3. “May you live over a hundred years with an extra year to repent. May the Lord keep you in his hand, and not make a strong fist.”

Their faith in God is reflected in this thought.

4. “A gentle response mitigates anger.”

To avoid falling into a spiral of violence, nothing like being nice.

5. “A little help is better than a world of compassion.”

It’s the deeds that matter, not the words.

6. “Share the burden and it will be lighter.”

When we are in a hurry, getting support will always make the problem smaller.

More unforgettable Celtic phrases

7. “Marry an islander and you’ve married the whole island.”

A nice phrase that can be interpreted in different ways.

8. “Against angry words nothing is better than a closed mouth.”

There’s no benefit in responding to an insult.

9. “Beware of one who is too inclined to do favours and offer his friendship, for one day he will demand retribution from you.”

There are people who help only as a bargaining chip.

10. “Lie down with dogs and you’ll wake up with fleas.”

If you don’t want to get into trouble, run away from bad company .

11. “May the saddest day of your future be no worse than the happiest day of your past.”

A dedication full of optimism and happiness.

12. “May your neighbours respect you, may trouble leave you, may angels protect you and heaven welcome you and may the fortunes of the Celtic Hills embrace you.”

Another thought loaded with positivity to give to your loved ones.

13. “If you cheat on your partner, you cheat on yourself.”

Infidelity is an act of disloyalty against yourself. If you do not love your partner, it is better to leave her than to constantly cheat on her.

14. “Remember that you live in your neighbor’s shadow.”

We are no different from our fellow men.

15. “A constant guest is never welcome.”

A maxim about abuse of trust.

16. “He who tells you the faults of others will tell others your faults.”

Don’t rely too much on someone who only speaks ill of other people…

17. “He who holds his tongue, keeps his friends.”

Another reflection that praises the prudence and knowledge of being.

18. “A shared joy is doubled, while a shared affliction is halved.”

Good feelings, if shared, are even better.

19. “Those who open their mouths the most are those who open their hearts the least.”

On this occasion, the Celts remind us again of the virtue of calm.

20. “Only the world doesn’t tell lies.”

A maxim to reflect on at length.

21. “Choose your company before you sit down.”

Be observant and don’t let the companies choose you.

22. “Better old debts than old grudges.”

Another Celtic thought you can apply to your daily life.

23. “The eye of a friend is a good mirror.”

If you have a good friend, you can see reality from a new perspective.

That’s all for today, a salute and see you next time!

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