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Irish Toasts Blessings Sayings

He Wished for the Cloths of Heaven

"Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet,
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams..." William Butler Yeats


Morning is the time to pity the sober. The way they're feeling then is the best they're going to feel all day.

Oh, he occasionally takes an alcoholiday.--Wilde

Thirst is a shameless disease so here's to a shameful cure.

An Irish youth proves his manhood by getting stuck in a pint, in a woman, and in a fish-in that order.

Daylight comes through the drunkard's roof the fastest.

A man takes a drink; the drink takes a drink; the drink takes the man.

Before you call for one for the road be sure you know the road.

Practice makes perfect, there's many do think, but a man's not too perfect when he's practiced at drink.

The truth comes out when the spirit goes in.

The devil invented Scotch whiskey to make the Irish poor.

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.

It's the first drop that destroys you; there's no harm at all in the last.

He'd step over ten naked women to get at a pint.

A narrow neck keeps the bottle from being emptied in one swig.

All good things must come to an end...(i.e. No party lasts forever!)

And the most famous blessing of all…

"May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again,
May God hold you
In the palm of his hand."

Men are like bagpipes: no sound comes from them until they're full.

A man is a man when his woman is a woman.

A sea wind changes less often than the mind of a weak man.

A man's fame lasts longer than his life.

No man can prosper without his woman's leave.

Man can climb the highest summits, but he cannot dwell there long. -Shaw

A man who is not afraid of the sea will soon be drowned. -Synge

The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. -Shaw

--Five frogs are sitting on a log. Four decide to jump off. How many are left? Answer: five.

Why? Because there's a difference between deciding & doing.

--Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character. *Ralph Waldo Emerson

--If people only knew how hard I work to gain my mastery, it wouldn't seem so wonderful at all. *Michelangelo

--It's easy to have principles when you're rich. The important thing is to have principles when you're poor.

Bricks and mortar make a house but the laughter of children makes a home.


Blood is thicker than water-and easier seen.


Praise and scold in equal measure,


If your family you treasure.


An old man's child is hard to rear.


A family of Irish birth will argue and fight,


But let a shout come from without and see them all unite.


The family that has no skeleton in a cupboard has buried it instead.


No son is as good as his father in his sister's eyes. No father is as good as his son in his mother's eyes.


Quotes from Oscar Wilde:


"Anybody can make history. Only a great man can write it."


"You give the criminal calendar of Europe to your children under the name of history."


"Children begin by loving their parents. After a time they judge them. Rarely, if ever do they forgive them."


"All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his."


"Come home with me, I want to introduce you to my mother. We have founded a society for the suppression of Virtue."


"I should imagine that most mothers don't quite understand their sons."


Beagán agus a rá go maith.
Be (e as in echo) gawn og us uh rah go (as in going) mah.
Say little but say it well.

Cad is ainm duit?
Codth iss anyum ditch?
What is your name?

Sile Ní Maghuna is ainm dom.
Sheila McMahon iss anyum dumb.
Sheila McMahon is my name.

Need a Fada? Cut & paste one of ours:

á Á é É í Í ó Ó ú Ú

--We attract what we love & what we fear.

--In the long run, men hit only what they aim at. Therefore, they had better aim at something high.

--He that is of the opinion that money will do everything may well be suspected of doing everything for money.

"Be not forgetful to entertain strangers, For thereby some have entertained angels unawares." Hebrews 13.2 (not an Irish saying, but it should be)

May you be across Heaven's threshold before the old boy knows your dead.

Don't bless with the tip of your tongue if there's bile at the butt.

The best way to get rid of your enemies is God's way, by loving them.

A nation's greatest enemy is the small minds of its small people.

Better fifty enemies outside the house than one inside it.

The lesson learned by a tragedy is a lesson never forgotten.

"Experience is the name everyone gives to their mistakes."-Wilde

If wars were fought with words Ireland would be ruling the world.

Keep in with the bad man for the good man won't harm you.

'Tis better to have fought and lost Than never to have fought at all.

"Nothing is ever done in this world until men are prepared to kill one another if it is not done."---Shaw

If you're the only one that knows you're afraid, you're brave.

Fortune favors the brave.

Read about Saint Patrick

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