St. Patrick’s Day: “Céad Míle Fáilte” One Hundred Thousand Welcomes

by Mark Higgins
2009 February 16

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Toasts and Quotes

May misfortune follow you the rest of your life, but never catch up.

May God bless and keep in good health your enemies’ enemies.

A toast to your coffin. May it be made of 100 year old oak. And may we plant the tree together, tomorrow.

Dance as if no one were watching, sing as if no one were listening, and live every day as if it were your last.

May your home always be too small to hold all your friends.

The reason the Irish are always fighting each other is they have no other worthy opponents.

May you live as long as you want and never want as long as you live.

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

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!

An Irishman is never drunk as long he can hold onto one blade of grass and not fall off the face of the earth.

May you have food and raiment,
A soft pillow for your head,
May you be forty years in heaven
Before the devil knows you’re dead.

May your right hand always
Be stretched out in friendship
And never in want.

Here’s to beefsteak when you’re hungry,
Whiskey when you’re dry,
All the women you’ll ever want,
And heaven when you die.

Here’s to fine wine, women, and song.
And here’s to workdays that aren’t too long.
Here’s to shoes that always fit.
And here’s to you, you silly shit!

The problem with some people is that when they aren’t drunk they’re sober.
—William Butler Yeats

Work is the curse of the drinking class.
–Oscar Wilde

Moderation is a fatal thing– nothing succeeds like excess.
–Oscar Wilde

We are all of us in the gutter.
But some of us are looking at the stars.
–Oscar Wilde

May the wind at your back always be your own.

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 the leprechauns dance over your bed and bring you sweet dreams.

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