Health is better than wealth.

Note: The two ryhming words in this seanfhocal are both of interest. The word “sláinte” (the “t” is prefixed in the above phrase for grammatical reasons) is also the traditional toast, meaning “To your health”. It is claimed that this is the original toast from which all others on the planet descended. The word “táinte”, meaning wealth, originally referred to (a herd of) cattle which was the basis of wealth in ancient Ireland.

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