It’s St. Patrick’s Day 2014 and what is March 17, without a few Irish quotes, blessings, lyrics, toasts and sayings. You don’t have to be Irish on St. Patrick’s Day to talk like you have Irish ancestors! There's always an opportunity to impress your friends on St. Patrick's Day with your Irish knowledge, as suggested on IBT on March 16.
“The luck of the Irish” is probably the most famous of all Irish sayings in modern day, but some of the things the Irish would say came from their days in Ireland. These sayings were brought over with the early Irish immigrants when they got off the boat at Ellis Island in New York in the early 1900s. Impress your friends with a few of these Irish greetings today.
Sayings and greetings:
“May the luck of the Irish be with you!”
“Toot your own horn even if you never sell a fish.”
“You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your father was.”
"Always remember to forget the friends that proved untrue. But never forget to remember those that have stuck by you."
“An Irishman is never drunk as long as he can hold onto one blade of grass to keep from falling off the earth.”
“Irish diplomacy is the ability to tell a man to go to hell so that he looks forward to making the trip.”
“May the saddest day of your future be no worse than the happiest day of your past.”
"May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light, may good luck pursue you each morning and night"
“May you live to be 100 years, with one extra year to repent.”
“Better good manners than good looks.”
"If you're lucky enough to be Irish, then you're lucky enough."
"May you have warm words on a cold evening, a full moon on a dark night, and the road downhill all the way to your door."
“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.”
“Lose an hour in the morning and you’ll be looking for it all day.”
“There are only two kinds of people in the world, The Irish and those who wish they were.”
“May you live as long as you want and never want as long as you live.”
“May the Good Lord take a liking to you... but not too soon!”
“May God bless and keep in good health your enemies’ enemies.”
"May you always walk in sunshine. May you never want for more. May Irish angels rest their wings right beside your door."
“May your blessings out number
The shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.”
“May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light,
May good luck pursue you each morning and night.”
“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 your glass be ever full.
May the roof over your head be always strong.
And may you be in heaven half an hour before the devil knows you’re dead.”
“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.”
“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.”
“When money's tight and hard to get,
and your horse is also ran,
When all you have is a heap of debt,
a pint of plain is your only man.”
“When we drink, we get drunk.
When we get drunk, we fall asleep.
When we fall asleep, we commit no sin.
When we commit no sin, we go to heaven.
So, let's all get drunk, and go to heaven!”
“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 your home always be too small to hold your friends.
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.”