Irish Toasts and Quotes for Saint Patty's Day

green Irish cloverSt Patrick's Day falls on March 17, so get your toasts, quips, and quotes ready when celebrating the day in honor of the patron saint of Ireland…

Below is a collection of some of the best Irish quotes, sayings, and toasts, perfect for that Saint Paddy's Day celebration or for use as signatures in online discussion forums and emails. Some serious, some funny, some for the day after the party and drinking ends…
___________________________________________________________________________________

——————————————————————————————————————————
If you're lucky enough to be Irish, then you're lucky enough.
——————————————————————————————————————————
Oh, he occasionally takes an alcoholiday. –Oscar Wilde
——————————————————————————————————————————
Morning is the time to pity the sober. The way they're feeling then is the best they're going to feel all day.
——————————————————————————————————————————
A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures.
——————————————————————————————————————————
But the greatest love, the love above all loves, even greater than that of a mother, is the tender, passionate, undying love of one beer drunken slob for another.
——————————————————————————————————————————
Thirst is a shameless disease so here's to a shameful cure!
——————————————————————————————————————————
An Irish youth proves his manhood by getting stuck in a pint, in a woman, and in a fish – in that order.
——————————————————————————————————————————
May you have prettier legs than your own under the table before the new spuds are up!
——————————————————————————————————————————
Put silk on a goat and it is still a goat.
——————————————————————————————————————————
A good retreat is better than a bad stand.
——————————————————————————————————————————
The stars make no noise.
——————————————————————————————————————————
A silent mouth is sweet to hear.
——————————————————————————————————————————
Marry a mountain girl and you marry the whole mountain.
——————————————————————————————————————————
Don't give cherries to pigs or advice to fools.
——————————————————————————————————————————
Daylight comes through the drunkard's roof the fastest.
——————————————————————————————————————————
A man takes a drink – the drink takes a drink – the drink takes the man.
——————————————————————————————————————————
Before you call for one for the road be sure you know the road.
——————————————————————————————————————————
Practice makes perfect, there's many do think, but a man's not too perfect when he's practiced at drink.
——————————————————————————————————————————
The truth comes out when the spirit goes in.
——————————————————————————————————————————
Wine lets out the truth.
——————————————————————————————————————————
The devil invented Scotch whiskey to make the Irish poor.
——————————————————————————————————————————
Drink is the curse of the land. It makes you fight with your neighbor. It makes you shoot at your landlord – and it makes you miss him.
——————————————————————————————————————————
It's the first drop that destroys you; there's no harm at all in the last.
——————————————————————————————————————————
He'd step over ten naked women to get at a pint.
——————————————————————————————————————————
A narrow neck keeps the bottle from being emptied in one swig.
——————————————————————————————————————————
Men are like bagpipes, no sound comes from them until they're full.
——————————————————————————————————————————
May you be across Heaven's threshold before the old boy knows your dead.
——————————————————————————————————————————
Don't bless with the tip of your tongue if there's bile at the butt.
——————————————————————————————————————————
Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes. –Oscar Wilde
——————————————————————————————————————————
If wars were fought with words, Ireland would be ruling the world.
——————————————————————————————————————————
'Tis better to have fought and lost than never to have fought at all.
——————————————————————————————————————————
An open mouth often catches a closed fist. (In Irish, Is minic a gheibhean beal oscailt diog dunta.)
——————————————————————————————————————————
Ireland forever! (In Irish, Éire go brách (or Eireann go braugh / Erin go bragh…as some like to say here).
——————————————————————————————————————————

Happy Saint Patricks Day!
(Or, in the spirit of the Irish, Lá ’le Pádraig or Lá Fhéile Pádraig!)
and Sláinte! (pronounced slawn-cha, translating to "health" in Irish (Gaeilge) and used as a replacement for our "Cheers!")

Here are some Gaelic phrases and words, and common greetings you can practice saying as well, including a proposal for "Will you marry me?" in Irish and how to ask to go to the bathroom, for coffee, for medical attention, say "I am drunk" or "I would like whiskey" in Irish, and anything else you might need or want to express on that green beer guzzling and alcohol gargling night! It will even teach you how to ask someone where they are from or for their name or phone number, or to deliver compliments and lines such as "You are beautiful" in Irish.

From that page, and from us to you:
PHRASE: Beannachtai na Feile Padraig
PRONOUNCED: bann/ockt/tee nih fail/eh pawd/rig
MEANING: Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

Miscellaneous Irish Quotes and Sayings

Questioning is the door of knowledge.
Where the tongue slips, it speaks the truth.
All sins cast long shadows.
The full person does not understand the needs of the hungry.
A cabin with plenty of food is better than a hungry castle.
Praise the ripe field not the green corn.
You'll never plow a field by turning it over in your mind.
When God made time, he made plenty of it.
It's for her own good that the cat purrs.
If you're the only one that knows you're afraid, you're brave.
Fortune favors the brave.
A scholar's ink lasts longer than a martyr's blood.
Keep in with the bad man for the good man won't harm you.
Beware the anger of a patient man.
Better fifty enemies outside the house than one within.



 
Google Search