March 17 is St. Patrick’s Day so celebrate this special day with St. Patrick’s Day quotes and sayings!
St. Patrick’s Day is a celebration of the feast day of the Roman Catholic patron saint of Ireland — St. Patrick. It’s ironic but Patricious, his original Romanicized name, wasn’t even Irish. St. Patrick grew up in Britain but was kidnapped into slavery by a band of pirates. He was sold into slavery and it was then that he is said to dream of seeing God. The rest is history with St. Patrick escaping, joining a monastery, and converting multitudes as a missionary.
The first celebrants of St. Patrick’s day parades were 18th century Irish soldiers who fought in the Revolutionary war. Today, the celebrations are bigger and wider than ever before. In 1962, part of the Chicago River was dyed green which started a tradition. Also, corn beef and cabbage became a staple for the holiday to reminisce when Irish Americans were so poor that they could not eat certain foods. Meanwhile, the shamrock is said to have been used by St. Patrick to explain the Trinity.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with us with these St. Patrick’s day quotes and sayings!
Every St. Patrick’s Day every Irishman goes out to find another Irishman to make a speech to. -Shane Leslie
May your troubles be less and your blessings be more. And nothing but happiness come through your door.
Anyone acquainted with Ireland knows that the morning of St. Patrick’s Day consists of the night of the seventeenth of March flavored strongly with the morning of the eighteenth. -Author Unknown
Being Irish is very much a part of who I am. I take it everywhere with me. -Colin Farrell
An Irishman is never drunk as long as he can hold onto one blade of grass to keep from falling off the earth.
St. Patrick’s Day is an enchanted time – a day to begin transforming winter’s dreams into summer’s magic. -Adrienne Cook
Oh, Paddy, dear, an’ did ye hear the news that’s goin’ round?
The shamrock is forbid by law to grow on Irish ground!
No more St. Patrick’s Day we’ll keep, his colour can’t be seen,
For there’s a cruel law agin’ the Wearin’ o’ the green.
I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work, the more I find of it. -Thomas Jefferson
May the Irish hills caress you.
May her lakes and rivers bless you.
May the luck of the Irish enfold you.
May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you.
May St. Patrick guard you wherever you go, and guide you in whatever you do and may his loving protection be a blessing to you always. –Irish Blessing
May your blessings outnumber
The shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.
May you live as long as you want and never want as long as you live. -Irish saying
I am imperfect in many things, nevertheless I want my brethren and kinsfolk to know my nature so that they may be able to perceive my soul’s desire.
Never iron a four-leaf clover, because you don’t want to press your luck. -Author Unknown
If you hold a four-leaf shamrock in your left hand at dawn on St. Patrick’s Day you get what you want very much but haven’t wished for. -Patricia Lynch
What do you get when you cross poison ivy with a four-leaf clover? A rash of good luck. -Author Unknown
Here’s to you and yours and to mine and ours. And if mine and ours ever come across to you and yours, I hope you and yours will do as much for mine and ours as mine and ours have done for you and yours! -Irish toast
May your neighbors respect you,
Troubles neglect you,
The angels protect you,
And Heaven accept you.
There are only two kinds of people in the world, The Irish and those who wish they were.
If it was raining soup, the Irish would go out with forks. – Brendan Behan
May the luck of the Irish be with you!
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
May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light,
May good luck pursue you each morning and night.
I say luck is when an opportunity comes along and you’re prepared for it. – Denzel Washington
If you’re enough lucky to be Irish, you’re lucky enough! -Irish Saying
To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone. – Reba McEntire
You gotta try your luck at least once a day, because you could be going around lucky all day and not even know it. – Jimmy Dean
Being Irish, I always had this love of words. – Kenneth Branagh
Luck is believing you’re lucky. – Tennessee Williams
May the best day of your past
Be the worst day of your future.
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?
May those who love us, love us
And those who don’t love us,
May God turn their hearts
And if he can’t turn their hearts,
May he turn their ankles
So we will know them by their limping!
May luck be our companion
May friends stand by our side
May history remind us all
Of Ireland’s faith and pride.
May God bless us with happiness
May love and faith abide.
Leprechauns, castles, good luck and laughter
Lullabies, dreams, and love ever after.
Poems and songs with pipes and drums
A thousand welcomes when anyone comes.
That’s the Irish for you!
May you have:
A world of wishes at your command
God and his angels close at hand
Friends and family their love impart,
And Irish blessings in you heart.
These things I warmly wish to you-
Someone to love
Some work to do
A bit o’ sun
A bit o’ cheer
And a guardian angel always near.
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!
Catch hold of a leprechaun and don’t let go, for he will tell you the address of the gold that is unknown. Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Here is a toast to a long life and a journey as wonderful as you are. Have a Happy St. Patrick’s feast!
May you always have
Walls for the winds,
A roof for the rain,
Tea beside the fire,
Laughter to cheer you,
Those you love near you,
And all your heart might desire!
I’m looking over a four leaf clover
That I overlooked before
One leaf is sunshine, the second is rain,
Third is the roses that grow in the lane.
No need explaining the one remaining
Is somebody I adore.
I’m looking over a four leaf clover
That I overlooked before.
When Irish eyes are smiling,
Tis like a morn in spring.
With a lilt of Irish laughter
You can hear the angels sing
When Irish hearts are happy
All the world is bright and gay
When Irish eyes are smiling
Sure, they steal your heart away.
Quotes by Saint Patrick
“What is more, let anyone laugh and taunt if he so wishes. I am not keeping silent, nor am I hiding the signs and wonders that were shown to me by the Lord many years before they happened, [he] who knew everything, even before the beginning of time.”
“Christ beside me, Christ before me, Christ behind me, Christ within me, Christ beneath me, Christ above me.”
“May the strength of God pilot us, may the wisdom of God instruct us, may the hand of God protect us, may the word of God direct us. Be always ours this day and for evermore.”
“Before I was humiliated I was like a stone that lies in deep mud, and he who is mighty came and in his compassion raised me up and exalted me very high and placed me on the top of the wall.”
Hope you like these St. Patrick’s Day quotes & sayings. Share them with all your friends and family, Irish or not!