100 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.


  1. Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. George Bernard Shaw, Irish dramatist
    Life



  2. If it was raining soup, the Irish would go out with forks. Bendan Behan
    Funny



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



  4. Sometimes one day changes everything; sometimes years change nothing. Author Unknown
    New Start



  5. May your day be touched by a bit of Irish luck, brightened by a song in your heart and warmed by the smiles of the people you love. Irish Saying
    Smile



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



  7. A kind word never broke anyone's mouth. Irish Proverb
    Kindness



  8. May the Good Lord take a liking to you... but not too soon! Irish Saying Encouraging



  9. Life is like a cup of tea, it's all in how you make it! Irish Saying
  10. Life is like a cup of tea, it's all in how you make it!
    Irish Saying
    Funny Proverbs



  11. I'm Irish. We think sideways. Spike Milligan
    Cute Quotes



  12. Grandchildren are gifts of God. It is God's way of compensating us for growing old. Irish Saying
    Grandmother



  13. 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
    Inspirational Quotes



  14. The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest. Thomas Moore, Irish Actor
    Home



  15. If only wishing it made it so. Author Unknown
    Wishes



  16. It's a good deed to forget a bad joke. Brendan Behan, Irish Republican, poet, short story writer
    Good



  17. Ambition can creep as well as soar. Edmund Burke
  18. Ambition can creep as well as soar. Edmund Burke, Irish statesman
    Ambition



  19. Anyone can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend's success. Oscar (Fingal O'Flahertie Wills) Wilde, Irish Playwright
    Friend



  20. May you live as long as you want and never want as long as you live.
    Funny Birthday Quotes



  21. As you ramble through life, whatever be your goal;
    keep your eye upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole. Irish Saying
    Goals



  22. Irish history stretches back into the dark days of the Celts, yet there is light, laughter and a sense of laissez-faire in the Irish men and women of today. Richard Benson, Irish Wit and Wisdom
    Laughter



  23. Grant me a sense of humor, Lord, the saving grace to see a joke, to win some happiness from life, and pass it on to other folks. Irish Prayer
    Humor



  24. Laughter is wine for the soul . . . Sean O'Casey
  25. Laughter is wine for the soul - laughter soft, or loud and deep, tinged through with seriousness - the hilarious declaration made by man that life is worth living. Sean O'Casey, Irish Dramatist
    Live Life



  26. Here's to a fellow who smiles when life runs along like a song. And here's to the lad who can smile when everything goes dead wrong. Irish Saying
    Smile Poems



  27. Whatever the explanation, Irish quotations offer a delightful way to taste the essence of a rich history that has been, by turns, epic, curious, hilarious and sad. Robert Sullivan, Unusual Irish Quotes and Quotations
    Quotations



  28. These things, I warmly wish for you - Someone to love, some work to do, a bit of o' sun, a bit o' cheer. And a guardian angel always near. Irish Saying
    Angel



  29. What the child sees, the child does. What the child does, the child is. Irish Saying
    Children



  30. May the holes in your nets be no larger than the fish in it. Irish Saying
  31. May the holes in your nets be no larger than the fish in it.
    Good Day



  32. You cannot conquer Ireland. You cannot extinguish the Irish passion for freedom. If our deed has not been sufficient to win freedom, then our children will win by a better deed. Patrick Henry Pearse, Irish Teacher
    Freedom



  33. Love doesn't demand perfection, but it does ask you to give yourself with less reserve than you'd prefer. Thomas Moore, Irish Actor
    Love



  34. Keep love in your heart. A life without it is like a sunless garden when the flowers are all dead. Oscar Wilde - Irish Dramatist
    Quotes about Love and Life



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



  36. Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people. William Butler Yeats, Irish Poet
    Communication



  37. To learn one must be humble. But life is the great teacher. James Joyce, Irish novelist
    Teacher



  38. No wise man ever wished to be younger. Jonathan Swift
  39. No wise man ever wished to be younger. Jonathan Swift, Irish satirist, essayist
    Age



  40. It's no use giving good advice unless you have the wisdom to go with it. Giving



  41. The hands are there for friendship, the heart is there for love.
    Friendship



  42. A lie is an excuse guarded. Jonathan Swift, Irish satirist, essayist
    Excuses



  43. It is the interest of the commercial world that wealth should be found everywhere. Edmund Burke, Irish Statesman
    Wealth



  44. The Irish consider retirement the time to kick back and enjoy life to the fullest. Thomas O'Leary
    Retirement



  45. The surest way to fail is not to determine to succeed. Richard Brinsley Sheridan
  46. The surest way to fail is not to determine to succeed. Richard Brinsley Sheridan, Irish Playwright
    Quote of the Day



  47. A dog owns nothing, yet is seldom dissatisfied. Irish Proverb
    Happy



  48. A Christmas wish. . . .May you never forget what is worth remembering or remember what is best forgotten. Irish Blessing
    Christmas Quotes



  49. May you be at the gates of heaven an hour before the devil knows you are dead. Irish Saying
    Prayer Poems



  50. Play every match as if it's your last, but play well enough so that it isn't. Jack Lynch
    Effort



  51. The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper. William Butler Yeats
  52. The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper. William Butler Yeats, Irish Poet
    Patience



  53. (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



  54. 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



  55. May you live to be 100 years with one extra year to repent. James Joyce, Irish novelist
    Birthday



  56. Some people are moulded by their aspirations, others by their hostilities. Elizabeth Bowen, Irish Novelist
    Motivational



  57. Our weaknesses are the indigenous produce of our characters; but our strength is the forced fruit. Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington, Irish Novelist
    Character



  58. The joy in life is to be used for a purpose. George Bernard Shaw
  59. The joy in life is to be used for a purpose. I want to be used up when I die. George Bernard Shaw, Irish dramatist
    Purpose



  60. Remember my friend, that knowledge is stronger than memory, and we should not trust the weaker. Abraham (Bram) Stoker, Irish author
    Knowledge



  61. We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it. George Bernard Shaw, Irish dramatist
    Cute Quotes about Life



  62. If you accept your limitations you go beyond them. Brendan Behan, Irish Republican, poet, short story writer
    Inspirational Stories



  63. A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery. James Joyce, Irish novelist
    Mistake



  64. Perhaps all of life is no more than a long preparation for the leaving of it. William John Banville
  65. Perhaps all of life is no more than a long preparation for the leaving of it. William John Banville, Irish novelist
    Preparation



  66. You should never be ashamed to admit you have been wrong. It only proves you are wiser today than yesterday. Jonathan Swift, Irish satirist, essayist
    Wise



  67. I'll tell you what I'm grateful for, and that's the clarity of understanding that the most important things in life are health, family and friends, and the time to spend on them. Kenneth Branagh, Irish actor
    Time



  68. 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
    Quality



  69. 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
    Beautiful



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



  72. Life is too short to read a bad book. James Joyce, Irish Novelist, Poet
    Quotes about Books



  73. There is no cosmetic for beauty like happiness. Marguerite Gardiner, Countess of Blessington, Irish Novelist
    Poems about Happiness



  74. May the love and joy we share be with us ever after. Author Unknown
    Joy



  75. I choose to be inspired by things that have been done well in the past. So, I don't worry about being compared, because I think that does paralyze you. Kenneth Branagh, Irish actor
    Inspirational Sayings



  76. If you do your best, don't mind the rest.
  77. If you do your best, don't mind the rest.
    Best



  78. The most important things to do in the world are to get something to eat, something to drink and somebody to love you. Brendan Behan, Irish Writer
    Positive Life Quotes



  79. May the sunshine of comfort shine through the gloom of despair.
    Sunshine



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



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



  82. To appear rich, we become poor. Marguerite Blessington
  83. To appear rich, we become poor. Marguerite Blessington, an Irish novelist
    Motivational Quotes about Life



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



  85. We learn from failure, not from success! Abraham (Bram) Stoker, Irish author
    Failure



  86. We need people in our lives with whom we can be as open as possible. Thomas Moore
  87. 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
    Courage



  88. An acquaintance that begins with a compliment is sure to develop into a real friendship. It starts in the right manner. Oscar (Fingal O'Flahertie Wills) Wilde, Irish Playwright Irish Quotes and Sayings
    Best Friend Poems



  89. Your battles inspired me - not the obvious material battles but those that were fought and won behind your forehead. James Joyce, Irish Author
    Attitude



  90. May grace and peace be multiplied to you, through the knowledge of God, through knowing what God knows and believing what God believes ….about you. Phelim Doherty, By the Grace of God
    Peace



  91. Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better. Samuel Beckett
  92. Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better. Samuel Beckett, Irish Novelist
    Never Quit Quotes



  93. Though sympathy alone can't alter facts, it can help to make them more bearable. Bram Stoker, Irish Author
    Sympathy



  94. Ireland has one of the world's heaviest rainfalls. If you see an Irishman with a tan, it's rust. Dave Allen, an Irish Comedian
    Funny Poems



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



  96. 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
    Poems about Life



  97. The only thing that one really knows about human nature is that it changes. Oscar Wilde
  98. The only thing that one really knows about human nature is that it changes. Oscar (Fingal O'Flahertie Wills) Wilde, Irish Playwright
    Quotes about Change



  99. Ask me no questions, and I'll tell you no fibs. Oliver Goldsmith, Irish Author
    Question



  100. Ireland is the only place in the world where procrastination takes on a sense of urgency. Dave Allen, an Irish Comedian
    Procrastination



  101. There is no such thing as bad publicity - except your own obituary. Brendan Behan, Irish Republican, poet, short story writer
    Cute Life Quotes



  102. Here's to health, peace and prosperity. May the flower of love never be nipped by the frost of disappointment, nor shadow of grief fall among your family and friends. Irish Toast
    Health



  103. If your Irish, it doesn't matter where you go you'll always find family. Victoria Smurfit - Irish Actress
    Family


  1. 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



  2. ...forget the troubles that passed away. 
But never forget to remember the blessings that come each day.
  3. Always remember to forget the troubles that passed away. But never forget to remember the blessings that come each day. Irish Saying
    Blessed



  4. But if the past is any indication, no hardship can really kill the unusual humor and world view of the Irish. Robert Sullivan, Unusual Irish Quotes and Quotations
    Hardship



  5. Stay away from closed minds and small minds with little to do. Irish Saying Open Minded



  6. Never go down the lane to meet trouble. It comes on the highway on horseback. Irish Saying
    Funny Sayings



  7. A man's best forutne is his wife.
    Wife



  8. Whenever I want to know what the Irish are thinking, I look into my own heart. Eamon de Valera
    Thinking



  9. The top of the morning to ye!
  10. The top of the morning to ye!
    Morning



  11. The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweet taste of low price is forgotten.
    Top Ten Quotes



  12. When we are old all our pleasures are behind us but when we are young all our troubles are before us.
    Trouble



  13. God never shuts one door but that He opens two.
    Trust God



  14. An Irishman never tells a lie - only where the truth won't fit. Irish Saying
    Truth



  15. The besetting sin of the Irish is that they want to please. Rather than offend, they will leave you with the illusion that they agree with you. Anne O'Neill-Barna
    Not Perfect


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