St. Patrick’s Day – the day of parades, céilithe, Irish beer and whiskey. That time of the year where green outfits are best and shamrocks are more than just a sprig.
Don’t forget how marvelous it would be if you find a four-leaf clover or meet a leprechaun. If not, the abundance of green beer and rainbow decorations are more than enough to set a vibrant St. Paddy’s Day ambiance.
So, let’s celebrate everything Irish with this collection of St. Patrick’s Day quotes.
St. Patrick’s Day Quotes
If it was raining soup, the Irish would go out with forks. – Brendan Behan
An Irishman is never drunk as long as he can hold onto one blade of grass to keep from falling off the earth.
Every St. Patrick’s Day every Irishman goes out to find another Irishman to make a speech to. – Shane Leslie
St. Patrick’s Day is an enchanted time – a day to begin transforming winter’s dreams into summer’s magic. – Adrienne Cook
I say luck is when an opportunity comes along and you’re prepared for it. – Denzel Washington
Oh, Paddy, dear, an’ did ye hear the news that’s goin’ round?
The shamrock is forbid by law to grow on Irish ground!
No more St. Patrick’s Day we’ll keep, his colour can’t be seen,
For there’s a cruel law agin’ the Wearin’ o’ the green.
May your troubles be less and your blessings be more. And nothing but happiness come through your door.
I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I find of it. – Thomas Jefferson
Here’s to you and yours and to mine and ours. And if mine and ours ever come across to you and yours, I hope you and yours will do as much for mine and ours as mine and ours have done for you and yours!
Never iron a four-leaf clover, because you don’t want to press your luck.
Anyone acquainted with Ireland knows that the morning of St. Patrick’s Day consists of the night of the seventeenth of March flavored strongly with the morning of the eighteenth.
If you hold a four-leaf shamrock in your left hand at dawn on St. Patrick’s Day you get what you want very much but haven’t wished for. – Patricia Lynch
To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone. – Reba McEntire
What do you get when you cross poison ivy with a four-leaf clover? A rash of good luck.
May you live as long as you want and never want as long as you live.
You gotta try your luck at least once a day, because you could be going around lucky all day and not even know it. – Jimmy Dean
The list of Irish saints is past counting; but in it all no other figure is so human, friendly, and lovable as St. Patrick – who was an Irishman only by adoption. – Stephen Gwynn
Luck is believing you’re lucky. – Tennessee Williams
I am imperfect in many things, nevertheless I want my brethren and kinsfolk to know my nature so that they may be able to perceive my soul’s desire..
Catch hold of a leprechaun and don’t let go, for he will tell you the address of the gold that is unknown. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
May St. Patrick guard you wherever you go, and guide you in whatever you do and may his loving protection be a blessing to you always.
Here is a toast to a long life and a journey as wonderful as you are. Have a Happy St. Patrick’s feast!
Being Irish, I always had this love of words. – Kenneth Branagh
What is more, let anyone laugh and taunt if he so wishes. I am not keeping silent, nor am I hiding the signs and wonders that were shown to me by the Lord many years before they happened, [he] who knew everything, even before the beginning of time.
Christ beside me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ within me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me.
Before I was humiliated I was like a stone that lies in deep mud, and he who is mighty came and in his compassion raised me up and exalted me very high and placed me on the top of the wall.
Irish Quotes and Sayings
The reason the Irish are always fighting each other is they have no other worthy opponents.
Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy. – William Butler Yeats
It is better to be a coward for a minute than dead for the rest of your life.
Ninety percent I’ll spend on good times, women and Irish Whiskey. The other ten percent I’ll probably waste. – Tug McGraw
The most important things to do in the world are to get something to eat, something to drink and somebody to love you. – Brendan Behan
Here’s to me, and here’s to you. And here’s to love and laughter. I’ll be true as long as you. And not one moment after.
Always remember to forget the things that made you sad. But never forget to remember the things that made you glad.
There are no strangers here, only friends that have not yet met. – William Butler Yeats
If you’re enough lucky to be Irish, you’re lucky enough!
Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not. – George Bernard Shaw
There is an Irish way of paying compliments as though they were irresistible truths which makes what would otherwise be an impertinence delightful. – Katherine Tynan Hinkson
There are only two kinds of people in the world, The Irish and those who wish they were.
Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. – Oscar Wilde
A life making mistakes is not only more honourable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing at all. – George Bernard Shaw
It is better to spend money like there’s no tomorrow than to spend tonight like there’s no money!
Being Irish is very much a part of who I am. I take it everywhere with me. – Colin Farrell
There is only one thing worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about. – Oscar Wilde
May those who love us, love us
And those who don’t love us,
May God turn their hearts
And if he can’t turn their hearts,
May he turn their ankles
So we will know them by their limping!
May your thoughts be as glad as the shamrocks. May your heart be as light as a song. May each day bring you bright, happy hours that stay with you all the year long.
May you always have
Walls for the winds,
A roof for the rain,
Tea beside the fire,
Laughter to cheer you,
Those you love near you,
And all your heart might desire!
May you have the hindsight to know where you’ve been, the foresight to know where you are going, and the insight to know when you have gone too far.
May your blessings outnumber
The shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.
May you have:
A world of wishes at your command
God and his angels close at hand
Friends and family their love impart,
And Irish blessings in you heart.
I’m looking over a four leaf clover
That I overlooked before
One leaf is sunshine, the second is rain,
Third is the roses that grow in the lane.
No need explaining the one remaining
Is somebody I adore.
I’m looking over a four leaf clover
That I overlooked before.
May the blessings of each day be the blessings you need most.
Here’s to a long life and a merry one
A quick death and an easy one
A pretty girl and an honest one
A cold beer and another one!
May the saddest day of your future be no worse than the happiest day of your past.
When Irish eyes are smiling,
Tis like a morn in spring.
With a lilt of Irish laughter
You can hear the angels sing
When Irish hearts are happy
All the world is bright and gay
When Irish eyes are smiling
Sure, they steal your heart away.
May neighbors respect you, trouble neglect you, the angels protect you, and Heaven accept you.
May you be poor in misfortune, rich in blessings, slow to make enemies and quick to make friends. And may you know nothing but happiness from this day forward.
May the best day of your past
Be the worst day of your future.
May the luck of the Irish be with you!
May your neighbors respect you,
Troubles neglect you,
The angels protect you,
And Heaven accept you.
May your heart be light and happy, may your smile be big and wide, and may your pockets always have a coin or two inside!
May the Irish hills caress you.
May her lakes and rivers bless you.
May the luck of the Irish enfold you.
May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you.
May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light,
May good luck pursue you each morning and night.
May the strength of God pilot us, may the wisdom of God instruct us, may the hand of God protect us, may the word of God direct us. Be always ours this day and forevermore.
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