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Dozens of the Best Irish Sayings
I'm one of the lucky lasses to claim an Irish Heritage, and I like to share that heritage with everyone I can. So much of the culture revolves around stories and blessings. It isn't long after reading any number of famous Irish quotes, that the heart feels a little lighter and the eyes shine a little brighter. Here are some of my favorites. They make for a terrific facebook status.
Everyone's Irish On St. Patrick's Day!
Favorite Irish Quotes
Thirst is a shameless disease, so here's to a shameful cure.
A man that can't laugh at himself should be given a mirror.
The devil invented Scotch Whiskey to make the Irish poor.
The Irish - Be they kings, or poets, or farmers, They're a people of great worth, They keep company with the angels, And bring a bit of heaven here to earth.
Firelight will not let you read the stories, but it's warm, and you won't see the dust on the floor.
Character is better than wealth.
It is better to spend money like there is no tomorrow, than spend tonight like there is no money.
May you get all your wishes but one, so you have always something to strive for.
Here's to women's kisses, and to whiskey, amber clear. Not as sweet as a woman's kiss, but a darn sight more sincere!
In slender currents comes good luck; in rolling torrents comes misfortune.
If you want praise, die. If you want blame, marry.
Better the coldness of a friend than the sweetness of an enemy.
Better to come in at the end of a feast than at the beginning of a fight.
May you die in bed at 95, shot by a jealous spouse.
It's as foolish to let a fool kiss you as it is to let a kiss fool you.
A friend's eye is the best mirror.
Be nice to them on the way up. You might meet them on the way down.
The tree remains. But not the hand that planted it.
Befriend who you wish but make sure you know what side your bread is buttered on.
There's no point in keeping a dog if you're going to do your own barking.
Better an ass that carries you than a fine horse that throws you.
Forsake not a friend of many years for the acquaintance of a day.
Let your anger set with the sun and not rise again with it.
An Irish man may not kiss his wife for 20 years, but will kill any man who does.
Courtship is the time when a girl decides whether she can do better or not.
What do you call an Irishman who knows how to control his wife? A bachelor.
A man takes a drink, the drink takes a drink, the drink takes the man.
A narrow neck keeps the bottle from being emptied in one swig.
Morning is the time to pity the sober. The way they're feeling then is the best they're going to feel all day.
Here's to absent friends. And here's twice to absent enemies.
Great Hate follows Great Love.
It is often that a person's mouth broke his nose.
You'e got your own growing to do, no matter how tall your grandfather was.
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.
Continual cheerfulness is a sign of wisdom.
I believe in the sun when it's not shining, I believe in love even when I feel it not, I believe in God even when he is silent.
Who Gossips with you will gossip of you.
A good laugh and a log sleep are the two best cures.
Marry a mountain girl and you marry the whole mountain.
If you buy what you don't need, you might have to sell what you do.
Don't give cherries to pigs or advice to fools.
May misfortune follow you the rest of your life, and never catch up.
A silent mouth is sweet to hear.
Questioning is the door of knowledge.
When God made time, He made plenty of it.
Where the tongue slips, it speaks the truth.
You never plow a field by turning it over in your mind.
A cabin with plenty of food is better than a hungry castle.
Seeing is believing, but feeling is the God's own truth.
There is no need like the lack of a friend.
Patience can conquer destiny.
Two-thirds of help is to give courage.
Forgetting a debt doesn't mean it's paid.
Here's to the light heart and the heavy hand.
Here's to wet nights and a dry morning.
May we always have a clean shirt, a clean conscience and a bob in the pocket.
May you be across heaven's threshold before the old boy knows you're dead.
May your home always be too small to hold all your friends.
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