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Ní bhíonn an rath, ach mara mbíonn an smacht.

There is no prosperity unless there is discipline.

Note: Irish makes frequent use of the definite article "the" before nouns which do not refer to physical/tangible objects. Here, for instance, the seanfhocal refers to "an rath" (literally "the prosperity") and "an smacht" (literally "the discipline/control"). Likewise, even when speaking English, it is often said that someone has "the Irish" (meaning the Irish language), which mirrors the Irish reference to "an Ghaeilge".