Corned beef, beer and everything green: these are just some of the things associated with St. Patrick’s Day. But there also are plenty of quotes, sayings and blessings to share on the Irish holiday, which is celebrated Tuesday, March 17. For those planning to partake in the festivities, 25 quotes, blessings and traditional sayings are listed below to help spread the luck of the Irish, courtesy of Brainy Quote and Irish Central.


1. “Being Irish is very much a part of who I am. I take it everywhere with me.” – Colin Farrell

2. “Every St. Patrick's Day every Irishman goes out to find another Irishman to make a speech to.” – Shane Leslie

3. “That's what the holidays are for -- for one person to tell the stories and another to dispute them. Isn't that the Irish way?” – Lara Flynn Boyle

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

5. “Luck is believing you're lucky.” – Tennessee Williams


6. Lose an hour in the morning and you’ll be looking for it all day.

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

8. Better good manners than good looks.

9. Do not resent growing old. Many are denied the privilege.

10. May the luck of the Irish be with you!

11. You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your father was.

12. 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.

13. Irish diplomacy is the ability to tell a man to go to hell so that he looks forward to making the trip.

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

15. I complained that I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no feet.

16. Life is like a cup of tea, it's all in how you make it!

17. In heaven there is no beer. That’s why we drink it here!


18. If God sends you down a stony path, may he give you strong shoes.

19. May God bless and keep in good health your enemies’ enemies. 

20. May the Good Lord take a liking to you ... but not too soon!

21. May you live as long as you want, and never want as long as you live.

22. May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow, and may trouble avoid you wherever you go.

23. Always remember to forget the friends that proved untrue. But never forget to remember those that have stuck by you.

24. May the blessings of each day be the blessings you need most.

25. An old Irish recipe for longevity: Leave the table hungry. Leave the bed sleepy. Leave the bar thirsty.

If you liked this article, click here to find out some meanings behind Irish words.

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