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101 St. Patrick’s Day Quotes & Irish Toasts to Use for Celebrations

You don’t have to be Irish to use our St. Patrick’s Day quotes & Irish toasts on a fun pub crawl or for a wedding celebration.   

 From Irish blessings and Irish proverbs to famous movie quotes, everyone can celebrate being Irish. Use our St. Patrick’s Day quotes for parties & celebrations to add your culture into life’s special moments.


What do the Irish say on St Patrick’s Day?


“Happy St. Patrick’s Day” in Irish is: “Lá Fhéile Pádraig sona duit!”  The expression means “Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you!” and is pronounced: “Law leh Paw-drig suna ghit.”


Erin Go Bragh.” -Ireland Forever


The top of the morning to ye!


Sláinte means “good health”


What are some good Irish sayings?


Check these Irish sayings/ proverbs with their meanings.


What is an Irish proverb?


The Irish have a love of storytelling and words. Many of these Irish proverbs are as true today as they were centuries ago. 


“A good friend is like a four-leaf clover, hard to find and lucky to have.”


“The Irish do not want anyone to wish them well; they want everyone to wish their enemies ill.”


“Do not resent growing old, many are denied the privilege.”


“No matter how many rooms you have in your house, you’re only able to sleep in one bed.”


“Where the tongue slips, it speaks the truth.”


“A good beginning is half the work.”


“Life is like a cup of tea; it’s all in how you make it.” 


“Sunshine always follows rain. ”


“Continual cheerfulness is a sign of wisdom.”


“It takes time to build castles” 


“Here’s to Hell! May the stay there be as fun as the way there!”-Irish Quotes


St. Patrick’s Day Quotes


Many of the St. Patrick’s Day quotes are about the beauty of Ireland and the wish of good luck to your love and family! Others are funny Irish quotes with pictures to share with your friends.


“The amount of good luck coming your way depends on your willingness to act.”-Barbara Sher


“The future is not set, there is no fate but what we make for ourselves.”


“Life is too short to read a bad book” -James Joyce


“Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.”-Lucius Annaeus Seneca


“Beauty is the only thing that time cannot harm. Philosophies fall away like sand, creeds follow one another, but what is beautiful is a joy for all seasons, a possession for all eternity.” -Oscar Wilde


“I have spread my dreams beneath your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.”― W.B. Yeats


“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.” Samuel Beckett


“We learn from failure, not from success” –Bram Stoker


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more St. Patrick’s Day quotes


“The heart of an Irishman is nothing but his imagination.”-George Bernard Shaw


“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”– George Bernard Shaw


“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


“I can resist everything but temptation.”― Oscar Wilde


“The only thing that one really knows about human nature is that it changes.”- Oscar Wilde


“I’m of Ireland, and I’ll stay in Ireland until I die.” -Tom Cruise, ‘Far and Away’


“In order to find his equal, an Irishman is forced to talk to God.”-Braveheart


“Luck is believing you’re lucky.”-Tennessee Williams


“Sometimes one day changes everything; sometimes years change nothing.”– Author Unknown


“Love is never defeated, and I could add, the history of Ireland proves it.”-Pope John Paul II


“It will come to you, this love of the land.  There’s no getting away from it if you’re Irish.”– Gone With the Wind



“Here’s health to your enemies’ enemies!” - Iris Proverb


Funny St. Patrick’s Day quotes


The Irish have the best sense of humor. They would prefer that you not wish them well but rather wish their enemies ill! Gotta love their backhanded curses. Enjoy these St. Patrick’s Day quotes to fit the celebration.


“God invented liquor so the Irish wouldn’t rule the world.”-The Ghost and the Darkness


“What Freud said about the Irish is, we’re the only people who are impervious to psychoanalysis.”-The Departed


“I’m Irish! When I feel well I feel better than anyone, when I am in pain I yell at the top of my lungs, and when I am dead I shall be deader than anybody.”-Morgan Llywelyn


“You should never be ashamed to admit you have been wrong. It only proves you are wiser today than yesterday.” – Jonathan Swift


“Never iron a four-leaf clover because you don’t want to press your luck.”


“As you ramble through life, whatever be your goal; keep your eye upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole.”


“The Irish do not want anyone to wish them well; they want everyone to wish their enemies ill.” ― Harold Nicolson


“May you get all your wishes but one, so that you will always have something to strive for!”


“An Irishman never tells a lie – only where the truth won’t fit.”


“When Irish eyes are smiling, watch your step.”


“May the Good Lord take a liking to you… but not too soon!”


“Here’s health to your enemies’ enemies!”


“Some people are molded by their aspirations, others by their hostilities.”– Elizabeth Bowen


“May you be at the gates of heaven an hour before the devil knows you’re dead!”


“May the hinges of our friendship never grow rusty!”- Irish Blessing


Irish Quotes


Use these catchy Irish toast & Irish Blessings whenever you are celebrating a special occasion such as a wedding or a night at the pub.


“A Christmas wish. . . .May you never forget what is worth remembering or remember what is best forgotten”.


“Be still and know that I am. Be still and know. Be still. Be.”-St. Patrick


“To learn one must be humble. But life is the great teacher.”– James Joyce


“Laughter is wine for the soul – laughter soft, or loud and deep, tinged through with seriousness – the hilarious declaration made by man that life is worth living.”-Sean O’Casey


“We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.”– George Bernard Shaw


“St. Patrick’s Day is an enchanted time—a day to begin transforming winter’s dreams into summer’s magic.”-Adrienne Cook


“A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery” -James Joyce


“The best luck of all is the luck you make for yourself.”-Douglas MacArthur


“The list of Irish saints is past counting; but in it all no other figure is so human, friendly, and lovable as St. Patrick.”-Stephen Gwynn


“The only sure thing about luck is that it will change.” -Wilson Mizner


“If you’re Irish, it doesn’t matter where you go—you’ll find family.”-Victoria Smurfit


“We may have bad weather in Ireland, but the sun shines in the hearts of the people and that keeps us all warm.”-Marianne Williamson


“Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are all dead.” –Oscar Wilde


“When Irish eyes are smiling, watch your step.”- Irish Toasts


Irish Toasts & Blessings


“A life making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing at all.”― George Bernard Shaw


“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself.” ― George Bernard Shaw


“Ireland is a land of poets and legends, of dreamers and rebels.”-Nora Roberts


“The joy in life is to be used for a purpose. I want to be used up when I die.”– George Bernard Shaw


“May the wind always be at your back.”


“Always remember to forget, the friends that proved untrue. But never forget to remember those that have stuck by you!”


“Whether I drink often or just once in a while; I’m always sure to raise a glass to the dear old Emerald Isle.”– Pat Maloney


“May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back.”


“May your day be touched by a bit of Irish luck, brightened by a song in your heart and warmed by the smiles of the people you love.”


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


“For each petal on the shamrock, this brings a wish your way: Good health, good luck, and happiness for today and every day.”


“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” -William Butler Yeats


Sláinte- Irish Toasts


More Irish Toasts


“May the roof above us never fall in. And may the friends gathered below it never fall out.”


“May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow. And may trouble avoid you wherever you go.”


“Always remember to forget the troubles that passed away. But never forget to remember the blessings that come each day.”


“There is no language like the Irish for soothing and quieting.” -John Millington Synge


“Here’s to health, peace and prosperity. May the flower of love never be nipped by the frost of disappointment, nor shadow of grief fall among your family and friends.”


“A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures.”


“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 the most you wish for be the least you get”


“Stay away from closed minds and small minds with little to do.”


“May the hinges of our friendship never grow rusty!”


“May your troubles be less. And your blessings be more. And nothing but happiness come through your door.”


“No wise man ever wished to be younger.” Jonathan Swift


“The problem with some people is that when they aren’t drunk, they’re sober.” ― W. B. Yeats


Funny Irish Toasts


“The problem with some people is that when they aren’t drunk, they’re sober.”― W. B. Yeats


“The man who has luck in the morning has luck in the afternoon.”


“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”.


“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.”


“Grant me a sense of humor, Lord, the saving grace to see a joke, to win some happiness from life, and pass it on to other folks.”


“May you live as long as you want, and never want as long as you live.”


“May neighbors respect you, trouble neglect you, the angels protect you, and Heaven accept you”.


“May you live to be 100 years, with one extra year to repent.’


“May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light, may good luck pursue you each morning and night.”


“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!”


“If you’re lucky enough to be Irish… You’re lucky enough!”


“May you only grow old in the face. Be treasured and cared for with grace.”


“Here’s to a fellow who smiles when life runs along like a song. And here’s to the lad who can smile when everything goes dead wrong”


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More Irish Toasts


“The older the fiddle the sweeter the tune.”


“When you can’t sleep at night, it’s because you are awake in someone else’s dream.”


“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 pint and another one!”


‘May your home always be too small to hold all your friends.”


“Wherever you go and whatever you do, may the luck of the Irish be there with you.”


“Here’s to Hell! May the stay there be as fun as the way there!”


“These things, I warmly wish for you – Someone to love, some work to do, a bit of o’ sun, a bit o’ cheer. And a guardian angel always near”


“There are only two kinds of people in the world, The Irish and those who wish they were.”


Conclusion St Patrick’s Day Quotes & Irish Toasts


Use these St. Patrick’s Day quotes, pictures and toasts to send to friends or use as a toast for wedding celebrations. 


Two of the best movies ever made (in my opinion) are Irish, so if you are in the mood for two great feel good movies, enjoy either Waking Ned Devine or Sing Street.


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