Irish Quotes and Sayings

Be inspired and encouraged by these Irish quotes and sayings about many different topics - love, blessings, famous ones, short ones and funny ones. But all have wisdom and inspiration in them.


The Irish have a sweet tooth. And that's a good thing, because it has been the inspiration for some wonderful desserts that allow us to end our meal on a happy and sweet note. Jean LeGrand, Irish Treats - 30 Dessert Recipes for St. Patrick’s Day or Whenever You Want to Celebrate Like the Irish
Inspirational Quotes  |  


The surest way to fail is not to determine to succeed.
Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Irish Playwright
Failure   |


Whether it's St. Patrick’s Day or not, everyone has a little luck o' the Irish in them.
Laura Sommers, Best Traditional Irish Recipes for St. Patrick's Day
Luck   |


St. Paddy's Day is our celebration day for Ireland's favorite saint who both saved us from the snakes, and gave us our own day to celebrate our Irish heritage.
Paddy O'Furniture, Irish Recipes For St. Patrick's Day
Motivation   |


The Irish have gained a reputation over the centuries for being very warm, kind and hospitable people (though sometimes a bit too fond of the drink!). These characteristics are most in evidence at St. Patrick's Day, March 17th every year, when people of Irish descent organize parades and parties.
Shannon Farrell, St. Patrick's Day Recipes
Character   |


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.
Irish Blessing
Irish Proverbs   |


(St.) Patrick answered God's call to "spread the word of Christianity" to Ireland, and so, returned to Ireland, the land that enslaved him.
Hillbilly Housewife, On St. Patrick's Day Everyone Can Be Irish
God   |


God We must not make a false faith by hiding from our thoughts the causes of doubt, for faith is the highest achievement of the human intellect, the only gift man can make to God, and therefore it must be offered in sincerity.
William Butler Yeats, Irish Poet
Faith   |


The tears of the world are a constant quality. For each one who begins to weep, somewhere else another stops. The same is true of the laugh.
Samuel Beckett, Irish Novelist
Laughter   |


Beauty is the only thing that time cannot harm. Philosophies fall away like sand, creeds follow one another, but what is beautiful is a joy for all seasons, a possession for all eternity.
Oscar (Fingal O'Flahertie Wills) Wilde, Irish Playwright
Beauty   |


The older the fiddle the sweeter the tune.
Irish Saying
Music   |


It is sad to look at happiness only through another's eyes.
Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington, Irish Novelist
Happiness   |


When you love someone, all your saved-up wishes start coming out.
Elizabeth Bowen, Irish Novelist
Love   |


On the Irish ladder of success there's always some one on the rung above using your head to steady himself.
Irish Saying
Success   |


Ambition can creep as well as soar.
Edmund Burke, Irish Statesman
Words of Encouragement   |


To forgive is wisdom, to forget is genius. And easier. Because it's true.
Joyce Lunel Cary, Irish Novelist
Genius   |


We need people in our lives with whom we can be as open as possible. To have real conversations with people may seem like such a simple, obvious suggestion, but it involves courage and risk.
Thomas Moore, Irish Actor
Communication   |


The difficulty in life is the choice.
George Moore, Irish Novelist
Choices   |


It's my rule never to lose my temper till it would be dethrimental to keep it.
Seán O'Casey, Irish Dramatist
Anger   |


There are in every generation those who shrink from the ultimate sacrifice, but there are in every generation those who make it with joy and laughter and these are the salt of the generations.
Patrick Henry Pearse, Irish Teacher
Joy   |


May the holes in your nets be no larger than the fish in it.
Irish Saying
Funny Quotes   |


May you only grow old in the face. Be treasured and cared for with grace.
Irish Blessing
Age   |


age This microscopic nation in the Atlantic has little economic or political clout in the world. But somehow, Ireland's influence seems to pop up everywhere, whether you prefer to travel in the realms of high or low culture.
Robert Sullivan, Unusual Irish Quotes and Quotations
Influence   |

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