The Irish are the people natives to Ireland who are known all over the world for their humor, wit and strong character. There have been several notable Irish writers and authors whose contributions to literature is simply remarkable. These writers are also known for their most famous quotes about life, living, love, etc. Here are such famous quotes by famous Irish people, about the Irish people, their culture, etc.
Irish Quotes and Sayings
There are only two kinds of people in the world, The Irish and those who wish they were.
Always remember to forget, the friends that proved untrue. But never forget to remember those that have stuck by you!
A best friend is like a four leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have.
Nature magically suits a man to his fortunes, by making them the fruit of his character.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Do not resent growing old. Many are denied the privilege.
There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.
The more I see of the moneyed classes, the more I understand the guillotine!
George Bernard Shaw
'Tis better to buy a small bouquet and give to your friend this very day,
Than a bushel of roses white and red to lay on his coffin after he's dead.
The Irish seem to have more fire about them than the Scots.
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.
The Irish do not want anyone to wish them well; they want everyone to wish their enemies ill.
We are ready to die and shall die cheerfully and proudly, you must not grieve for all of this.
May the roof above us never fall in.
And may the friends gathered below it never fall out.
When Irish eyes are smiling, watch your step.
Mothers hold their children's hands for just a little while...
And their hearts forever.
The Irish are a very fair people, they never speak well of one another.
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself.
George Bernard Shaw
Irish diplomacy is the ability to tell a man to go to hell so that he looks forward to making the trip.
A gentleman is one who never hurts anyone's feelings unintentionally.
A quarrel is like buttermilk: once it's out of the churn, the more you shake it, the more sour it grows.
Making peace, I have found, is much harder than making war.
One of the very best rules of conversation is to never say anything which any of the company wish had been left unsaid.
A life making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing at all.
Though the pen is mightier than the sword, the sword speaks louder and stronger at any given moment.
You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was!
The future is not set, there is no fate but what we make for ourselves.
Funny Irish Quotes
The play was a great success but the audience was a disaster.
Here's to our wives and girlfriends: May they never meet!
Famous Irish Drinking Toast
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!
In heaven there is no beer... That's why we drink ours here!
The problem with some people is that when they aren't drunk, they're sober.
W. B. Yeats
All the world's a stage and most of us are desperately unrehearsed.
Every absurdity has a champion to defend it.
But the greatest love: the love above all loves,
Even greater than that of a mother...
Is the tender, passionate, undying love,
Of one beer drunken slob for another.
Lastly, here is one of the best Irish saying ever:
If you're lucky enough to be Irish, then you're lucky enough!