St. Patrick's Day Sayings, Quotes, and Toasts

Get your GREEN ON! with these St. Patrick's Day Sayings:

St. Patrick's Day is an enchanted time - a day to begin transforming winter's dreams into summer's magic. 
~Adrienne Cook 

st. patricks day sayings

You've heard I suppose, long ago,
How the snakes, in a manner most antic,
He marched to the county Mayo,
And trundled them into th' Atlantic
~William Maginn

Oh! St. Patrick was a gentleman
Who came of decent people;
He built a church in Dublin town,
And on it put a steeple.
~Henry Bennett

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

When after the Winter alarmin',
The Spring steps in so charmin',
So fresh and arch
In the middle of March,
Wid her hand St. Patrick's arm on...
~Alfred Percival Graves

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

Anyone acquainted with Ireland knows that the morning of St. Patrick's Day consists of the night of the 17th of March flavored strongly with the morning of the 18th.
~Unknown

St. Patrick's Day is an enchanted time - a day to begin… 
~Adrienne Cook

So, success attend St. Patrick's fist,
For he's a saint so clever;
Oh! he gave the snakes and toads a twist,
And bothered them forever!
~Henry Bennett

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

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

Saint Patrick was a gentleman, who through strategy and stealth
Drove all the snakes from Ireland, here's a drink to his health!
But not too many drinks, lest we lose ourselves and then
Forget the good Saint Patrick, and see them snakes again!

~Unknown

Oh, the music in the air!
An' the joy that's ivrywhere -
Shure, the whole blue vault of heaven is wan grand triumphal arch,
An' the earth below is gay
Wid its tender green th'-day,
Fur the whole world is Irish on the Seventeenth o' March!
~Thomas Augustin Daly

Never iron a four-leaf clover, because you don't want to press your luck.
~ Unknown

St. Patricks Day Quotes

There's a dear little plant that grows in our isle,

'Twas St. Patrick himself, sure, that set it;  

And the sun on his labor with pleasure did smile,

And with dew from his eye often wet it.

It thrives through the bog, through the brake, and the maryland;

And he called it the dear little shamrock of Ireland...

~Andrew Cherry

And about her courts were seen
Liveried angels robed in green,
Wearing, by St Patrick’s bounty,
Emeralds big as half the county.
~Walter Savage Landor

If a man who cannot count finds a four-leaf clover, is he lucky?
~Stanislaw J. Lec

Anyone acquainted with Ireland knows that the morning of St. Patrick's Dayconsists of the night of the seventeenth of March flavored strongly with the morning of the eighteenth.
~ Unknown

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.
~ Unknown

If you’re enough lucky to be Irish...
You’re lucky enough!

St. Patricks Day Sayings and Toasts

St. Patricks Day Toasts

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

May your glass be ever full.
May the roofover your head be always strong.
And may you be in heaven half an hour before the devil knows you’re dead.
~Irish prayer

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.
~Irish Blessing

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

Bless your little Irish heart -- and every other Irish part.


May your blessings outnumber
The shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.
~Irish Blessing

May your heart be warm and happy 
With the lilt of Irish laughter 
Everyday in every way 
And forever and ever after

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