17 Irish Proverbs Every College Kid Should Live By

17 Irish Proverbs Every College Kid Should Live By


In honor of St. Patrick's Day's passing, here are some Irish proverbs to keep in mind during your college days.

1. However long the day, night must fall. Even if it was the bar crawl from St. Patrick's Day.

2. You must take the little potato with the big potato. Sometimes it's hard to spot the little potato, while other times it's really easy.

3. Everyone feels his own wound first. Especially against the hard. cement. pavement.

4. Pity him who makes opinion a certainty. Pity the ignorance.

5. Who keeps his tongue keeps his friends. Some things aren't worth fighting over.

6. A heavy purse makes a light heart. Which is convenient, since we're all broke college students.

7. A cat can look at a king. We'll be the king one day.

8. You won't learn to swim on the kitchen floor. You won't do anything productive on the kitchen floor.

9. Slow is every foot on an unknown path. Also, unknown paths are not to be trekked on alone.

10. Forgetting a debt doesn't mean it's paid. And it doesn't mean that the person who lent you money forgot it either.

11. Lie down with dogs and you'll rise with fleas. You are who you hang out with; just make sure your friends don't have fleas.

12. Beauty won't make the kettle boil. Beauty is temporary, but brains are forever.

13. Young people don't know what old age is, and old people forget what youth was. Which is why professors schedule your midterm the day before spring break.

14. The schoolhouse bell sounds bitter in youth and sweet in old age. One day we will reminiscence about that midterm the day before spring break.

15. Lose an hour in the morning and you'll be looking for it all day. Procrastination is not key.

16. It's the first drop that destroys you, there's no harm at all in the last. Even if it destroys you, no one likes a quitter.

17. A man takes a drink, the drink takes a drink, the drink takes the man. Don't let the drink take you.

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4 Simple Ways to Prepare for a Successful Week

Plan on a Sunday. Play on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday…you get the memo.


1. Create a to-do list

Laying out the scope of your week on paper will give you the opportunity to clearly see the projects, events, and activities you will be working on for the upcoming week. Not only will this give you the chance to manage your time accordingly throughout each day, but it will also allow you to see your progress along the week as you begin to cross your tasks off. An important thing to remember about to-do lists is that they are fluid—meaning things can get added or eliminated as your week progresses and things begin to unfold.

2. Prioritize your to-do list.

Establishing a clear order within your to-do list will give you the opportunity to have a starting point. This starting point will allow you to clearly see the tasks that require immediate attention and those that will continue to unfold throughout the week. A crucial aspect that comes along with prioritizing to-dos is scheduling clear timeslots to begin and finish tasks. In addition to providing a sense of structure, timeslots will allow you to fully focus on one activity at a time rather than attempt to complete many over a few hours. Through this process, you will realize the power that clear deadlines for each task in terms of your time-management and organization skills—helping you complete each task in no time.

3. Schedule reminders on your phone for big deadlines

Do you have a big test this week? A major internship or job interview? A fun event on campus that you don't want to miss?

Setting up reminders on your phone will provide quick follow-ups on what's to come and will also give you a clear idea of the days when you have more downtime.

4. Write down 2-3 activities you will do for fun.

You read that right…plan for fun! Even if you are approaching a hectic week, it is important to schedule time for some self-care. Do you enjoy working out? Having a spa day with your roommate? Catching the latest episode of your favorite show?

Whatever some of your favorite pastimes may be, it is imperative to set time aside to relax, reflect, and recharge. Most importantly, as you find some time to enjoy yourself remember to BE PRESENT. Don't think about the things that still need to get done tonight, tomorrow, or three days from now…focus instead on fully engaging in the activities you are participating in. Trust me, you'll thank yourself later!

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