…and other Irish tidbits for you on this St. Paddy’s Day.

  • As you slide down the banister of life may the splinters never point in the wrong direction.
  • We drink to your coffin. May it be built from the wood of a hundred year old oak tree that I shall plant tomorrow.
  • May you always have a clean shirt, a clear conscience, and enough coins in your pocket to buy a pint!
  • 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 the saddest day of your future be no worse than the happiest day of your past.
  • Wherever you go and whatever you do, May the luck of the Irish be there with you.
  • Health and long life to you, land without rent to you, a child every year to you, and death in Old Ireland.
  • May the roof above you never fall in, And those gathered beneath it never fall out.
  • Here’s to health, peace and prosperity. May the flower of love never be nipped by the frost of disappointment, nor shadow of grief fall among your family and friends.
  • May you be poor in misfortune, rich in blessings, slow to make enemies and quick to make friends. And may you know nothing but happiness from this day forward.
  • May your home always be too small to hold all your friends.
  • May I see you grey and combing your grandchildren’s hair.
  • Health for life to you, A wife of your choice to you, Land without rent to you, A child every year to you, And the light of heaven after this world for you.
  • If you are lucky enough to be Irish, then you are lucky enough.
  • May you both live as long as you want, And never want as long as you live.
  • What’s the use of being Irish if the world doesn’t break your heart ?
  • Bless your little Irish heart and every other Irish part.
  • A man is often a bad adviser to himself and a good adviser to another.
  • Good laugh and long sleep are the best cures in a doctor’s book.
  • May you get all your wishes but one so you always have something to strive for.
  • Only Irish coffee provides all main essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar, and fat.
  • May the Lord keep you in his hand and never close his fist too tight.
  • Never bolt the door with a boiled carrot.
  • Beware of the anger of a patient man.
  • A diplomat must always think twice before he says nothing.
  • A heavy purse makes for a light heart.
  • Marriages are all happy. It’s having breakfast together that causes all the trouble.
  • Don’t break your shin on a stool that is not in your way.
  • If you dig a grave for others, you might fall into it yourself.
  • God’s mill may grind slowly, but it grinds finely.
  • A good word never broke a tooth.
  • It’s often a person’s mouth breaks his nose.
  • Cheerfulness is a sign of wisdom.
  • You’ve got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your father was.
  • Listen to the sound of the river and you will get a trout.
  • The day will come when the cow will have use for her tail.
  • May you live as long as you want, and never want as long as you live.


About cakboliv

Born in Cochabamba, Bolivia to wonderful missionary parents, Howard and Maxine Morarie. Grew up in Bolivia, both in a remote jungle village

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