Last Updated: 16th March, 2019

St. Patrick's Day Quotes

A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures for anything.
~ Irish saying
May you always walk in sunshine. May you never want for more. May Irish angels rest their wings right beside your door.
~ Irish saying
An Irishman has an abiding sense of tragedy which sustains him through temporary periods of joy.
~ Irish saying
The Irish forgive their great men when they are safely buried.
Irish Saying
There are only two kinds of people in the world, The Irish and those who wish they were.
Irish Saying

There are many good reasons for drinking, One has just entered my head. If a man doesn't drink when he's living, How in the hell can he drink when he's dead?
Irish Saying
I love everything that's old, - old friends, old times, old manners, old books, old wine.
Oliver Goldsmith
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
The Lord opened the
understanding of my
unbelieving heart,
so that I should recall my sins.
Saint Patrick
Our prayers should be for blessings in general, for God knows best what is good for us.
Wandered from the Antrim hills,
Wandered from the Killalas rills,
Patrick heard upon the breeze
Voices from the Irish seas.

~Author Unknown

May the Good Lord take a liking to you... but not too soon!
Irish Blessing
A good friend is like a 4-leaf clover: hard to find & Lucky to have!
May your troubles be less and your blessings be more and nothing but happiness come through your door.
May your day be touched with a bit of Irish luck brightened by a song in your heart and warmed with smiles by the people you love.

When after the Winter alarmin',
The Spring steps in so charmin',
So fresh and arch
In the middle of March,
Wid her hand St. Patrick's arm on...
~Alfred Percival Graves
With the frost he kindled fire;
Drove the snakes from brake and brier,
Hurling out the writhing brood
With the lightning of his rood.
~Edwin Markham
Oh! St. Patrick was a gentleman
Who came of decent people;
He built a church in Dublin town,
And on it put a steeple.
~Henry Bennett

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
Leprechauns, castles, good luck and laughter
Lullabies, dreams, and love ever after.
Poems and songs with pipes and drums
A thousand welcomes when anyone comes.

~Author Unknown
St. Patrick's Day is an enchanted time - a day to begin transforming winter's
dreams into summer's magic.
~Adrienne Cook
You've heard I suppose, long ago,
How the snakes, in a manner most antic,
He marched to the county Mayo,
And trundled them into th' Atlantic
~William Maginn
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.
~Author Unknown
If a man who cannot count finds a four-leaf clover, is he lucky?~Stanislaw J. Lec
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!

St. Patrick's Day Toast
It is better to spend money like there's no tomorrow than to spend tonight like there's no money!
Irish Toast

May you die in bed at ninety-five years, shot by a jealous husband (or wife).
Irish Toast
Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy.
William Butler Yeats
Ireland sober is Ireland stiff.
James Joyce
Many an opportunity is lost because a man is out looking for four-leaf clovers.
May misfortune follow you the rest of your life, but never catch up.
–Irish saying
May the saddest day of your future be no worse than the happiest day of your past.
–Irish saying
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!
–Irish toast

What do you get when you cross poison ivy with a four-leaf clover? A rash of good luck.
~Author Unknown
For each petal on the shamrock
This brings a wish your way -
Good health, good luck, and happiness
For today and every day

~Author Unknown
May your blessings outnumber
The shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go
~Irish Blessing
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.
~Author Unknown

When law can stop the blades of grass from growin' as they grow,
An' when the leaves in summer time their color dare not show,
Then I will change the color, too, I wear in my caubeen;
But till that day, plaise God, I'll stick to the Wearin' o' the Green.
~Author Unknown
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.
~Irish Blessing
So, success attend St. Patrick's fist,
For he's a saint so clever;
Oh! he gave the snakes and toads a twist,
And bothered them forever!
~Henry Bennett
Saint Patrick was a gentleman, who through strategy and stealth
Drove all the snakes from Ireland, here's a drink to his health!
But not too many drinks, lest we lose ourselves and then
Forget the good Saint Patrick, and see them snakes again!
~Author Unknown
Never iron a four-leaf clover, because you don't want to press your luck.
~Author Unknown
Oh, the music in the air!
An' the joy that's ivrywhere -
Shure, the whole blue vault of heaven is wan grand triumphal arch,
An' the earth below is gay
Wid its tender green th'-day,
Fur the whole world is Irish on the Seventeenth o' March!
~Thomas Augustin Daly
When Irish eyes are smiling,
'Tis like a morn in spring.
With a lilt of Irish laughter
You can hear the angels sing.
~Author Unknown
He was a terror to any snake that came in his path, whether it was the cold, slimy reptile sliding along the ground or the more dangerous snake that oppresses men through
false teachings.
And he drove the snakes out of the minds of men, snakes of superstition and brutality and cruelty.
~Arthur Brisbane
Oh, while a man may dream awake,
On gentle Irish ground,
'Tis Paradise without the snake -
That's easy to be found.
~Frederick Langbridge
For 'tis green, green, green, where the ruined towers are gray,
And it's green, green, green, all the happy night and day;
Green of leaf and green of sod, green of ivy on the wall,
And the blessed Irish shamrock with the fairest green of all.
~Mary Elizabeth Blake
O, the red rose may be fair,
And the lily statelier;
But my shamrock, one in three
Takes the very heart of me!
~Katherine Tynan
If you're enough lucky to be Irish, you're lucky enough!
~Irish Saying
There's a dear little plant that grows in our isle,
'Twas St Patrick himself, sure, that set it;
And the sun on his labor with pleasure did smile,
And with dew from his eye often wet it.
It thrives through the bog, through the brake, and the mireland;
And he called it the dear little shamrock of Ireland...
~Andrew Cherry
And about her courts were seen
Liveried angels robed in green,
Wearing, by St Patrick's bounty,
Emeralds big as half the county.
~Walter Savage Landor
The shamrock on an older shore
Sprang from a rich and sacred soil
Where saint and hero lived of yore,
And where their sons in sorrow toil.
~Maurice Francis Egen
A best friend is like a four leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have.
~Author Unknown
What color should be seen
Where our fathers' homes have been
But their own immortal Green?
~Author Unknown
May luck be our companion
May friends stand by our side
May history remind us all
Of Ireland's faith and pride.
May God bless us with happiness
May love and faith abide.
~Irish Blessing
May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light,
May good luck pursue you each morning and night.
~Irish Blessing

Funny St. Patrick's Day Quotes

An Irishman is never drunk as long as he can hold onto one blade of grass to keep from falling off the earth
Irish Saying
In Ireland the inevitable never happens and the unexpected constantly occurs.
John Pentland Mahaffy
Work is the curse of the drinking classes.
Oscar Wilde
A man travels the world in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.
George Moore
These things I warmly wish for you: Someone to love, some work to do, A bit o' sun, a bit o' cheer, And a guardian angel always near.
Irish Blessing
A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart.
Jonathan Swift
The Irish are a very fair people, they never speak well of one another.
James Boswell
The Irish gave the bagpipes to the Scots as a joke, but the Scots haven't seen the joke yet.
Oliver Herford Irish Toasts
May God bless and keep in good health your enemies' enemies.
Irish Blessing