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Irish Quotations

The Irish are wonderful people. They are known for many things, both good and bad. Nonetheless, they have had many great celebrities throughout the years. These quotes are a way to sit back and have fun while reading some of the great Irish folks.

All the world's a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.
Sean O'Casey
It was a bold man who ate the first oyster.
Jonathan Swift
Neither Christ nor Buddha nor Socrates wrote a book, for to do so is to exchange life for a logical process.
William Butler Yeats
Everywhere I go I'm asked if I think the university stifles writers. My opinion is that they don't stifle enough of them.
Flannery O'Conner
I only drink on two occasions - When I am thirsty and when I'm not thirsty.
Brendan Behan
Aim at heaven and you will get earth thrown in. Aim at earth and you get neither.
C.S. Lewis
Not a shred of evidence exists in favor of the idea that life is serious.
Brendan Gill
The great Gaels of Ireland are the men that God made mad. For all their wars are merry, and all their songs are sad.
G.K. Chesterton
When anyone asks me about the Irish character, I say look at the trees. Maimed, stark and misshapen, but ferociously tenacious.
Edna O'Brien
A Kerry footballer with an inferiority complex is one who thinks he's just as good as everybody else.
John B. Keane

Famous Irish Blessings

The Irish are a wonderful people with many great blessings. Read these great lines and use them at a wedding, party, or other celebration.

Wherever you go and whatever you do, May the luck of the Irish be there with you.
May you always walk in sunshine. May you never want for more. May Irish angels rest their wings right beside your door.
Bless your little Irish heart and every other Irish part.
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 you have the hindsight to know where you've been, The foresight to know where you are going, And the insight to know when you have gone too far.
May you live as long as you want and never want as long as you live.
May you never forget what is worth remembering, nor ever remember what is best forgotten.
May the sun shine all day long, everything go right and nothing wrong. May those you love bring love back to you, and may all the wishes you wish come true!
May the saddest day of your future be no worse than the happiest day of your past.
May you get to heaven a half hour before the devil knows you're dead.
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