St. Patrick's Day quotes

102 Best St. Patrick’s Day Quotes and Irish Blessings

St. Patrick’s Day is a time for celebrating Irish culture, enjoying festive parades, and sharing good times with friends and family. One of the best ways to capture the spirit of the holiday is through meaningful and fun quotes.

In this article, we’ve gathered some of the best St. Patrick’s Day quotes to help you spread cheer and positivity. Whether you’re looking for something inspirational, funny, or heartfelt, these quotes are perfect for sharing with loved ones and adding a touch of magic to your celebrations.

St. Patrick’s Day Quotes

St. Patrick's Day

Classic St. Patrick’s Day Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. “Ireland is a great country to die or be married in.” —Elizabeth Bowen

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

9. “The Irish do not want anyone to wish them well; they want everyone to wish their enemies ill.” —Harold Nicolson

10. “May the enemies of Ireland never meet a friend.” —Irish Blessing

11. “The Irish—the very word conjures up, in the minds of many, images of mean, whiskey-drinking, brawling fighters who occasionally sob into their beer.” —Royko Mike

12. “An Irishman is never drunk as long as he can hold onto one blade of grass to keep from falling off the earth.” —Irish Saying

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

14. “The Irish are a very fair people; they never speak well of one another.” —Samuel Johnson

15. “To be Irish is to know that in the end, the world will break your heart.” —Daniel Patrick Moynihan

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

17. “The problem with Ireland is that it’s a country full of genius, but with absolutely no talent.” —Hugh Leonard

18. “The Irish celebrate their saints by being cheerful and celebratory, not mournful.” —Kevin Hearne

19. “What is an Irishman but a mere machine for converting potatoes into human nature?” —Edward Kenealy

20. “I had the Irish faculty of seeing some gleam of humor in every darkness.” —Arthur Conan Doyle

Inspirational St. Patrick’s Day Quotes

1. “May your troubles be less, and your blessings be more, and nothing but happiness come through your door.”

2. “The Irish are known for their ability to find joy in the darkest of times.” —Unknown

3. “St. Patrick’s Day is a time to reflect on the blessings of our lives and the strength we have to endure challenges.” —Unknown

4. “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.”

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

6. “May you live as long as you want, and never want as long as you live.”

7. “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.”

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

9. “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!”

10. “May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light, may good luck pursue you each morning and night.”

11. “May the blessings of each day be the blessings you need most.”

12. “May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face.”

13. “For each petal on the shamrock, this brings a wish your way—good health, good luck, and happiness for today and every day.”

14. “May your days be many and your troubles be few. May all God’s blessings descend upon you. May peace be within you. May your heart be strong. May you find what you’re seeking wherever you roam.”

15. “May you have all the happiness and luck that life can hold—and at the end of your rainbows, may you find a pot of gold.”

16. “May the dreams you hold dearest be those which come true, the kindness you spread keep returning to you.”

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

18. “May you always walk in sunshine. May you never want for more. May Irish angels rest their wings right beside your door.”

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

20. “May your heart be light and happy, may your smile be big and wide, and may your pockets always have a coin or two inside.”

Funny St. Patrick’s Day Quotes

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

2. “I spent 90% of my money on women and drink. The rest I wasted!” —George Best

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

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

5. “You know it’s summer in Ireland when the rain gets warmer.” —Hal Roach

6. “May the roof above us never fall in, and may we friends beneath it never fall out.”

7. “I’m not Irish, but kiss me anyway!”

8. “If you’re enough lucky to be Irish, you’re lucky enough!”

9. “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!”

10. “There are many good reasons for drinking, and 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?” —Irish Saying

11. “May your troubles be less and your blessings be more, and nothing but happiness come through your door.”

12. “An Irishman is never drunk as long as he can hold onto one blade of grass to keep from falling off the earth.” —Old Irish Proverb

13. “Leprechauns made me do it!”

14. “I drink to make other people interesting.” —George Jean Nathan

15. “May the Lord keep you in His hand and never close His fist too tight!”

16. “What’s the use of being Irish if the world doesn’t break your heart?” —John Fitzgerald Kennedy

17. “Here’s to our wives and girlfriends: May they never meet!”

St. Patrick’s Day Quotes for Friends and Family

1. “May your home always be too small to hold all your friends.”

2. “There are good ships, and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea. But the best ships are friendships, and may they always be.”

3. “May love and laughter light your days and warm your heart and home.”

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

5. “May the hinges of our friendship never grow rusty.”

6. “May the friendships you make be those which endure, and all of your gray clouds be small ones for sure.”

7. “May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face.”

8. “May you have all the happiness and luck that life can hold—and at the end of your rainbows, may you find a pot of gold.”

9. “For each petal on the shamrock, this brings a wish your way—good health, good luck, and happiness for today and every day.”

10. “May you always walk in sunshine. May you never want for more. May Irish angels rest their wings right beside your door.”

11. “May the dreams you hold dearest be those which come true, the kindness you spread keep returning to you.”

Short and Cathy St. Patrick’s Day Quotes for Social Media

1. “Irish you a happy St. Patrick’s Day!”

2. “Feeling lucky today!”

3. “Kiss me, I’m Irish!”

4. “Shamrocks and shenanigans!”

5. “Lucky to be Irish!”

6. “Stay green and lucky!”

7. “Keep calm and shamrock on.”

8. “Pinch me, I’m Irish!”

9. “Eat, drink, and be Irish.”

10. “Chasing rainbows today!”

11. “Got my green on!”

12. “May the luck of the Irish be with you!”

13. “Happy St. Paddy’s Day!”

14. “Irish blessings and happy times.”

15. “Green beer, cheers!”

16. “Wishing you a pot of gold!”

17. “Luckier than a four-leaf clover!”

18. “Clover you!”

19. “Irish today, blessed always.”

20. “St. Patrick’s vibes only!”

St. Patrick’s Day Toasts

1. “May your glass be ever full, may the roof over your head be always strong, and may you be in heaven half an hour before the devil knows you’re dead.”

2. “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.”

3. “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 as mine and ours have done for you and yours!”

4. “May the luck of the Irish lead to happiest heights, and the highway you travel be lined with green lights.”

5. “May your home always be too small to hold all your friends.”

6. “May the road rise to meet you, may the wind be always at your back, may the sun shine warm upon your face, and the rains fall soft upon your fields.”

7. “May you always have a clean shirt, a clear conscience, and enough coins in your pocket to buy a pint!”

8. “May your troubles be less and your blessings be more. And nothing but happiness come through your door.”

9. “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!”

10. “May you be poor in misfortune, rich in blessings, slow to make enemies, and quick to make friends.”

11. “May your neighbors respect you, trouble neglect you, the angels protect you, and heaven accept you.”

12. “Here’s to the land of the shamrock so green, here’s to each lad and his darlin’ colleen, here’s to the ones we love dearest and most. May God bless old Ireland, that’s this Irishman’s toast!”

13. “May you have the hindsight to know where you’ve been, the foresight to know where you’re going, and the insight to know when you’re going too far.”

14. “May you be in heaven a full half-hour before the devil knows you’re dead.”

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