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Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with nearly 30 quotes, blessings, sayings and toasts. Getty Images

This story was updated March 16, 2017 to include new quotes, sayings, blessings and toasts. There are now a total of 37 lines.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Every March 17, revelers take to the streets to celebrate Irish-American heritage. For those who plan to celebrate, 29 quotes, blessings and traditional sayings are listed below, courtesy of BrainyQuote and IrishCentral. Check them out to help spread the luck of the Irish:


1. “Luck is believing you’re lucky.” — Tennessee Williams

2. “To succeed in life, you need three kings: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone.” –Reba McEntire

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

4. “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

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

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

7. “Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy.” –William Butler Yeats

8. “Every St. Patrick’s Day every Irishman goes out to find another Irishman to make a speech to.” — Shane Leslie

9. “Being Irish, I always had this love of word.” –Kenneth Branagh

10. “Christ beside me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ within me, Christ beneath me, Chris above me.” –Saint Patrick

11. “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


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

13. Life is like a cup of tea; it’s all in how you make it!

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

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

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

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

18. Better good manners than good looks.

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

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

21. 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.

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

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

24. A best friend is like a four leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have

25. Never iron a four-leaf clover, because you don’t want to press your luck


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


34. “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!”

35. “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.”

36. “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!”

37. “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.”

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