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120 Best St. Patrick’s Day Quotes To Celebrate The Luck of The Irish

120 St. Patrick’s Day Quotes

“May you always find three welcomes in life: in a garden during summer, at hearth during winter, and in the hearts of friends throughout all your years.” – Irish blessing

“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

“A best friend is like a four leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have.” – Irish proverb

“He is bad that will not take advice, but he is a thousand times worse that takes every advice.” – Irish proverb

“Luck was a mechanism to be devised, and luck and destiny were merely two sides of the same coin.” – Amanda Foody

“If it was raining soup, the Irish would go out with forks.” – Brendan Behan

“In Ireland the inevitable never happens and the unexpected constantly occurs.” – John Pentland Mahaffy

“May the lilt of Irish laughter lighten every load.” – Irish Blessing

“May you only grow old in the face, be treasured and cared for with grace.” – Irish blessing

“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” – W.B. Yeats

“All I ask is the chance to prove that money can’t make me happy.” – Spike Milligan

“When Irish eyes are smiling, watch your step.” – Gerald Kersh

“You’re not in America now, you’re in Ireland. So have a drink and shut up.” – Matthew Goode

“Even when they have nothing, the Irish emit a kind of happiness, a joy.” – Fiona Shaw

“We are all a great deal luckier than we realize, we usually get what we want—or near enough.” – Roald Dahl

“Love is never defeated, and I could add, the history of Ireland proves it.” – Pope John Paul II

“May your best day of your past be the worst day of your future.” – Irish Blessing

“There are only two kinds of people in the world: the Irish and those who wish they were.” – Irish Saying

“That’s what the holidays are for—for one person to tell the stories and another to dispute them. Isn’t that the Irish way?” – Lara Flynn Boyle

“St. Patrick’s Day is an enchanted time—a day to begin transforming winter’s dreams into summer’s magic.” – Adrienne Cook

“There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.” – Oscar Wilde

“Luck is not chance / It’s Toil / Fortune’s expensive smile / Is earned.” – Emily Dickinson

“May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light. May good luck pursue you each morning and night.” – Irish Blessing

“Ireland is a land of poets and legends, of dreamers and rebels.” – Nora Roberts

“Friendship is one of the most tangible things in a world that offers fewer and fewer supports.” – Kenneth Branagh

“That’s right, there’s free beer in Irish paradise. Everyone’s jealous.” – Kevin Hearne

“Yeah, it’s St. Paddy’s Day. Everyone’s Irish tonight.” – Norman Reedus

“Life is a journey that must be traveled, no matter the roads and accommodations.” – Oliver Goldsmith

“Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad.” – Brian O’Driscoll

“I will tell you, my body immediately responds to being in Ireland because every single cell in my body says yes.” – Conan O’Brien

“Mistakes are the portals of discovery.” – James Joyce

“Here’s to you and here’s to me, I pray that friends we’ll always be, but if by chance we disagree, the heck with you and here’s to me.” – Irish Toast

“Pulitzer Prize-winning author Cormac McCarthy wrote, “You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from.” – Cormac McCarthy

“Every St. Patrick’s Day every Irishman goes out to find another Irishman to make a speech to.” – Shane Leslie

“…There is no language like the Irish for soothing and quieting.” – John Millington Synge

“May peace and plenty be the first to lift the latch to your door, and happiness be your guest today and evermore.” – Irish blessing

“To anyone with a drop of Irish blood in them the land they live on is like their mother. It’s the only thing that lasts, that’s worth working for, worth fighting for.” – Alexandra Ripley

“The leprechauns made me do it!”

“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

“I have noticed that timing and luck sometimes line up in such a way that you can catch a break.” – Ellie Kemper

“You’ve got to think lucky. If you fall into a mudhole, check your back pocket—you might have caught a fish.” – Darrell Royal

“Lucky is believing you’re lucky.” – Tennessee Williams

“Luck is believing you’re lucky.” – Tennessee Williams

“A life making mistakes is not only more honourable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing at all.” – George Bernard Shaw

“When people don’t believe in you, you have to believe in yourself.” – Pierce Brosnan

“May your troubles be less. And your blessings be more. And nothing but happiness come through your door.” – Irish Blessing

“If a man who cannot count finds a four leaf clover, is he lucky?” – Stanislaw Lern

“The amount of good luck coming your way depends on your willingness to act.” – Barbara Sher

“Luck is believing you’re lucky.” – Tennessee Williams

“Whether I drink often or just once in a whole; I’m always sure to raise a glass to the dear old Emerald Isle.” – Pat Maloney

“Lucky people create, notice, and act upon the chance opportunities in their lives. Being in the right place at the right time is actually all about being in the right state of mind.” – Dr. Richard Wiseman

“St. Patrick’s Day is a day to celebrate our green heritage. The ancestry of Ireland. It is a day to celebrate what it means to be Irish and of Irish descent.” – Anthony T. Hicks

“The heart of an Irishman is nothing but his imagination.” – George Bernard Shaw

“I say luck is when an opportunity comes along and you’re prepared for it.” – Denzel Washington

“Being Irish, I always had this love of words.” – Kenneth Branagh

“The only sure thing about luck is that it will change.” – Wilson Mizner

“Why can’t I be the cute, carefree Irish guy who sings all the time?” – Holly

“May luck be your friend in whatever you do, and may trouble be always a stranger to you.” – Irish blessing

“There is no language like the Irish for soothing and quieting.” – John Millington Synge

“There is only one thing worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.” – Oscar Wilde

“I’ve always thought you’ve got to believe in luck to get it.” – Victoria Holt

“Don’t throw away luck on little stuff. Save it up.” – Tim O’Brien

“I’m of Ireland, and I’ll stay in Ireland until I die.” – Tom Cruise

“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

“I’m Irish! When I feel well I feel better than anyone, when I am in pain I yell at the top of my lungs, and when I am dead I shall be deader than anybody.” – Morgan Llywelyn

“May the winds of fortune sail you, may you sail a gentle sea, may it always be the other guy who says ‘this drink’s on me!’” – Irish blessing

“May the blessings of each day be the blessings you need the most.” – Irish blessing

“If you’re enough lucky to be Irish, you’re lucky enough!” – Irish Saying

“Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go.” – Oscar Wilde

“May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow, and may trouble avoid you wherever you go.” – Irish blessing

“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!” – Irish blessing

“For the whole world is Irish on the Seventeenth o’ March!” – Thomas Augustine Daly

“Being Irish is very much a part of who I am. I take it everywhere with me.” – Colin Farrell

“O, love is the soul of a true Irishman; he loves all that’s lovely, loves all that he can, with his sprig of shillelagh and shamrock so green.” – Edward Lysaght

“Ninety percent I’ll spend on good times, women and Irish Whiskey. The other ten percent I’ll probably waste.” – Tug McGraw

“I’ve always believed in luck. I love the fact that people can change their lives instantly.” – Fiona Barton

“I’ve always thought you’ve got to believe in luck to get it.” – Victoria Holt

“For each petal on the shamrock, this brings a wish your way: Good health, good luck, and happiness for today and every day.” – Irish Blessing

“I believe luck is preparation meeting opportunity. If you hadn’t been prepared when the opportunity came along, you wouldn’t have been lucky.” – Oprah Winfrey

“May the saddest day of your future be no worse than the happiest day of your past.” – Irish blessing

“A good friend is like a four-leaf clover, hard to find and lucky to have.” – Irish Proverb

“If this humor be the safety of our race, then it is due largely to the infusion into the American people of the Irish brain.” – William Howard Taft

“I’m a greater believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it.” – Thomas Jefferson

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

“You can take a man of Ireland, but you can’t take out the Irishness of the man.” – Tyson Fury

“St. Patrick’s Day is an enchanted time — a day to begin transforming winter’s dreams into summer’s magic.” – Adrienne Cook

“St. Patrick—one of the few saints whose feast day presents the opportunity to get determinedly whacked and make a fool of oneself all under the guise of acting Irish.” – Charles M. Madigan

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

“I’m not going to a distant world. I’m of Ireland, and I’ll stay in Ireland until I die!” – Tom Cruise

“You’ve got to think lucky. If you fall into a mud hole, check your back pocket. You might have caught a fish.” – Darrell Royal

“There is luck in leisure.” – Irish proverb

“Imagine if we were all magical leprechauns, and every wish ever made on a four-leaf clover obliged us to help others obtain their wishes. Now imagine if people simply lived like this were true.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

“Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity.” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“Be still and know that I am. Be still and know. Be still. Be.” – St. Patrick

“If you’re Irish, it doesn’t matter where you are — you’ll find family.” – Victoria Smurfit

“There is no luck except where there is discipline.” – Irish proverb

“I wish that I could stop feeling that I want to be an Irish girl in Ireland.” – Saoirse Ronan

“Ireland has one of the world’s heaviest rainfalls. If you see an Irishman with a tan, it’s rust.” – Dave Allen

“A little fire that warms is better than a big fire that burns.” – Irish proverb

“May God bless and keep in good health your enemies’ enemies.” – Irish Saying

“St. Patrick’s Day is a day to celebrate our green heritage. The ancestry of Ireland. It is a day to celebrate what it means to be Irish and of Irish descent.” – Anthony T. Hicks

“Yeah, it’s St. Paddy’s Day. Everyone’s Irish tonight.” – Norman Reedus

“I’m Irish! When I feel well I feel better than anyone, when I am in pain I yell at the top of my lungs, and when I am dead I shall be deader than anybody.” – Morgan Llywelyn

“I was raised in a very old-fashioned Ireland where women were reared to be lovely.” – Anne Enright

“We may have bad weather in Ireland, but the sun shines in the hearts of the people and that keeps us all warm.” – Marianne Williamson

“May the road rise to meet you, may the wind be always at your back.” – Irish blessing

“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

“May the best day of your past be the worst day of your future.” – Irish Blessing

“May you have warm words on a cold evening, a full moon on a dark night, and a smooth road downhill all the way to your door.” – Irish blessing

“The one thing us Irish have is the ability to laugh at ourselves. God bless us all.” – Ann Kennedy

“Always remember that hindsight is the best insight to foresight.” – Irish proverb

“A wish that every day for you will be happy from the start and may you always have good luck and a song within your heart.” – Irish Blessing

“You’ve got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.” – Irish proverb

“There is an Irish way of paying compliments as though they were irresistible truths which makes what would otherwise be an impertinence delightful.” – Katherine Tynan Hinkson

“May the roof above us never fall in. And may the friends gathered below it never fall out.” – Irish blessing

“If you work, if you wait, you will find the place / Where the four-leaf clovers grow.” – Ella Higginson

“sang the 20-time Grammy Award winning rock musician in his song “Lucky Town.” – Bruce Springsteen

“Never iron a four-leaf clover, because you don’t want to press your luck.” – Irish proverb

“I’m of Ireland, and I’ll stay in Ireland until I die!” – Tom Cruise

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

“When it comes to luck you make your own.” – Bruce Springsteen

“To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone and a funny bone.” – Reba McEntire

“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” – Samuel Beckett

“Luck is great, but most of life is hard work.” – Iain Duncan Smith

“’When Fortune knocks, open the door,’ they say. But why should one make fortune knock, by keeping the door shut?’” – Idries Shah

“Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy.” – William Butler Yeats

“The best luck of all is the luck you make for yourself.” – Douglas MacArthur

“Many people die of thirst but the Irish are born with one.” – Spike Milligan

Originally published October 6, 2021, updated October 6, 2021

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