Best Ever Irish Blessings, Toasts, Proverbs & Proverbs

Few people are prouder of their heritage than the Irish and the wisdom and humor of their blessings, toasts, proverbs and quotes support their pride.

  1. May you have the hindsight to know where you’ve been, the foresight to know where you are going, and the insight to know when you have gone too far.
  2. May the saddest day of your future be no worse than the happiest day of your past.
  3. May the roof above us never fall in. / And may the friends gathered below it never fall out.
  4. May the road rise to meet you. / May the wind be always at your back. / May the sun shine warm upon your face. / And rains fall soft upon your fields. / And until we meet again, / May God hold you in the hollow of His hand. Irish blessing
  5. Health and a long life to you. /Land without rent to you. /A child every year to you. /And if you can’t go to heaven, / May you at least die in Ireland. Irish blessing
  6. May God grant you many years to live, / For sure He must be knowing / The earth has angels all too few / And heaven is overflowing.
  7. 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 pint and another one!
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. May you never forget what is worth remembering, or remember what is best forgotten.
  11. May you live as long as you want, / And never want as long as you live.
  12. May you live to be a hundred years, / With one extra year to repent!
  13. May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light, / May good luck pursue you each morning and night.
  14. May you have walls for the wind, / And a roof for the rain, /And drinks beside the fire — / Laughter to cheer you / And those you love near you, / And all that your heart may desire!
  15. Bless you and yours / As well as the cottage you live in. / May the roof overhead be well thatched / And those inside be well matched.
  16. May those who love us love us. / And those that don’t love us, / May God turn their hearts. / And if He doesn’t turn their hearts, / May he turn their ankles, / So we’ll know them by their limping.
  17. May the curse of Mary Malone and her nine blind illegitimate children chase you so far over the hills of Damnation that the Lord himself can’t find you with a telescope.
  18. Here’s to you and yours, And to mine and ours, And if mine and ours ever come across you and yours, I hope you and yours will do as much for mine and ours and mine and ours have done for you and yours!
  19. 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.
  20. Lose an hour in the morning, and you’ll be looking for it all day.
  21. Honey is sweet, but don’t lick it off a briar.
  22. If you buy what you don’t need, you might have to sell what you do.
  23. Forgetting a debt doesn’t mean it’s paid.
  24. It is better to spend money like there’s no tomorrow than to spend tonight like there’s no money.
  25. If you want to know what God thinks of money, just look at who He gives it to!
  26. No man ever wore a scarf as warm as his daughter’s arm around his neck.
  27. In every land, hardness is in the north of it, softness in the south, industry in the east, and fire and inspiration in the west.
  28. Continual cheerfulness is a sign of wisdom.
  29. The Irish do not want anyone to wish them well; they want everyone to wish their enemies ill.
  30. Where the tongue slips, it speaks the truth.
  31. A son is a son till he takes him a wife. A daughter is a daughter all of her life.”
  32. Who gossips with you will gossip of you.
  33. A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures.
  34. The future is not set, there is no fate but what we make for ourselves Irish proverb
  35. Praise the child and you praise the mother. Irish proverb
  36. Mothers hold their children’s hands for just a little while… And their hearts forever. Irish proverb
  37. You can’t make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear. Irish proverb
  38. It’s easy to halve the potato where there’s love. Irish proverb
  39. Always remember to forget / The friends that proved untrue. /But never forget to remember /Those that have stuck by you. Irish proverb
  40. ‘Tis better to buy a small bouquet / And give to your friend this very day, /Than a bushel of roses white and red / To lay on his coffin after he’s dead. Irish proverb
  41. If you lie down with dogs you’ll rise with fleas. Irish proverb
  42. As you ramble through life, whatever be your goal; / Keep your eye upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole. Irish proverb
  43. Do not resent growing old. Many are denied the privilege. Irish proverb
  44. God is good, but never dance in a small boat. Irish proverb
  45. I say luck is when an opportunity comes along and you’re prepared for it.
  46. What do you get when you cross poison ivy with a four-leaf clover? A rash of good luck.
  47. You’ve got to think lucky. If you fall into a mudhole, check your back pocket – you might have caught a fish. A light heart lives long. Irish proverb
  48. A lock is better than suspicion. Irish proverb
  49. Irish Quotes
  50. A watched kettle never boils. Irish proverb
  51. An empty sack does not stand. Irish proverb
  52. An old broom knows the dirty corners best. Irish proverb
  53. As the old cock crows so the young cock learns. Irish proverb
  54. Every terrier is bold in the doorway of its own house. Irish proverb
  55. Face the sun, but turn your back to the storm. Irish proverb
  56. It is better to be a coward for a minute than dead the rest of your life. Irish proverb
  57. It is often that a person’s mouth broke his nose. Irish proverb
  58. Put silk on a goat, and it’s still a goat. Irish proverb
  59. The tiredness leaves but the profit remains. Irish proverb
  60. The work praises the man. Irish proverb
  61. 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. Irish proverb
  62. There is no wise man without fault. Irish proverb
  63. There’s no need to fear the wind if your haystacks are tied down. Irish proverb
  64. Time is a good storyteller. Irish proverb
  65. You’ll never plough a field by turning it over in your mind. Irish proverb
  66. We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde
  67. We are beaten, we will make no bones about it; but we are not too badly beaten still to fight. James Larkin
  68. Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking. WB Yeats
  69. It’s like if you don’t go to a dance you can never be rejected but you’ll never get to dance either. Maeve Binchy
  70. Play every match as if it’s your last, but play well enough so that it isn’t. Jack Lynch
  71. We all want progress, but if you’re on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive. CS Lewis
  72. We learn from failure, not from success. Bram Stoker
  73. Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. Oliver Goldsmith
  74. We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing. George Bernard Shaw
  75. I’ve always believed no matter how many shots I miss, I’m going to make the next one. Jonathan Swift
  76. Mistakes are the portals of discovery. James Joyce
  77. Our ambition should be to rule ourselves, the true kingdom for each one of us; and true progress is to know more, and be more, and to do more. Oscar Wilde

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