St. Patrick’s Day Quotes – Irish Sayings

Saint Patrick's Day Quotes irish

Saint Patrick’s Day is the the Day of the Festival of Patrick. It is a celebrated annually on 17th of March because Saint Patrick, the “patron saint” of Ireland died on this date.

Saint Patricks Day Quotes and Sayings

I often quote myself. It adds spice to my conversations. ~ George Bernard Shaw

All I ever seemed to get was the kind of girl who had a special dispensation from Rome to wear the thickest part of her legs below the knee. ~ Hugh Leonard

Newspapers are unable, seemingly, to discriminate between a bicycle accident and the collapse of civilisation. ~ George Bernard Shaw

There is no love sincerer than the love of food. ~ George Bernard Shaw

I love scandals about other people, but scandals about myself don’t interest me. They have not got the charm of novelty. ~ Oscar Wilde

The Irish are a fair people; they never speak well of one another. ~ Samuel Johnson

The only man I know who behaves sensibly is my tailor. He takes my measurements anew each time he sees me. The rest go on with their old measurements and expect me to fit them. ~ George Bernard Shaw

Many an opportunity is lost because a man is out looking for four-leaf clovers.

The good end happily, and the bad unhappily. That is what fiction means. ~ Oscar Wilde

Other people have a nationality. The Irish and the Jews have a psychosis. ~ Brendan Behan

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

They can go out now, dressed up, with their handbags and have a drink and play bingo. And they deserve it.” ~ John B. Keane

Which prisoners call the sky. ~ Oscar Wilde

Laughter is brightest where food is best. ~ An old Irish proverb

At a dinner party one should eat wisely but not too well, and talk well but not too wisely. ~ W. Somerset Maugham

There is only one thing in the world worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about. ~ Oscar Wilde

Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations. ~ George Bernard Shaw

Praise, like gold and diamonds, owes its value only to its scarcity. ~ Samuel Butler

No human being believes that any other human being has a right to be in bed when he himself is up. ~ Robert Lynd

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

I am a drinker with writing problems. ~ Brendan Behan

Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not. ~ George Bernard Shaw

An Irishman is never drunk as long as he can hold onto one blade of grass to keep from falling off the earth.

There is no such thing as bad publicity except your own obituary. ~ Brendan Behan

There are no strangers here, only friends that have not yet met. ∼ William Butler Yeats

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall. ~ Oliver Goldsmith

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

When I came back to Dublin I was court-martialled in my absence and sentenced to death in my absence, so I said they could shoot me in my absence. ~ Brendan Behan

I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read on the train. ~ Oscar Wilde

A nation reveals itself not only by the men it produces but also by the men it honors, the men it remembers.” ~John F. Kennedy

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

A man who loses his money gains, at the least, experience, and sometimes, something better. ~ George Bernard Shaw

I can resist everything but temptation. ~ Oscar Wilde

I like Wagner’s music better than anybody’s. It is so loud that one can talk the whole time without people hearing what one says. ~ Oscar Wilde (The Picture of Dorian Gray)

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

I only drink on two occasions — when I’m thirsty and when I’m not. ~ Brendan Behan

No strangers here, just friends you haven’t met! ~ Brendan Behan

One wonders in this place, why anyone is left in Dublin, or London, or Paris where it would be better, one would think to live in a tent or hut, with this magnificent sea and sky, and to breathe this wonderful air which is like wine in one’s teeth. ~ J. M. Synge

Man always wants to be a women’s first love.

Murder is always a mistake…One should never do anything that one cannot talk about after dinner. ~ Oscar Wilde

One should never trust a woman who tells one her real age. A woman who would tell one that, would tell one anything. ~ Oscar Wilde

In Heaven there is no beer that’s why we drink it here.

There are many good reasons for drinking, one has just entered my head. If a man doesn’t drink when he’s living, how in the hell can he drink when he’s dead?

The worst thing about some men is that when they are not drunk they are sober. ~ William Butler Yeats

May misfortune follow you the rest of your life, but never catch up. ~ Irish saying

The intellect is forced to choose: Perfection of the life, or of the work. ~ William Butler Yeats

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. ~ Oscar Wilde

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

I’m troubled, I’m dissatisfied. I’m Irish! ~ Marianne Moore

A life making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing at all. ~ George Bernard Shaw

I have the simplest tastes. I am always satisfied with the best. ~ Oscar Wilde

One drink is too many for me and a thousand not enough. ~ Brendan Behan

A lament in one ear, maybe, but always a song in the other. ~ Sean O’Casey

When I die I want to decompose in a barrel of porter and have it served in all the pubs in Ireland. ~ J. P. Dunleavy

“You get a decent do at the Brazen Head” ~ James Joyce

Education is not filling. ~ William Butler Yeats

If you”re luck enough to be Irish, you’re lucky enough!

Every man of genius is considerably helped by being dead. ~ Robert Lynd

What they like is to be a man’s last romance. ~ Oscar Wilde

There is an Irish way of paying compliments as though they were irresistible truths which makes what would otherwise be impertinence delightful.

The big difference between sex for money and sex for free is that sex for money usually costs a lot less. ~ Brendan Behan

There are only two kinds of people in the world. The Irish and those who wish they were. ~ Irish Saying