Impress your friends on St. Patrick's Day with these traditional Irish sayings and proverbs.
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St. Patrick's Day Toasts
When March 17th arrives you can raise your glass and toast your Irish friends with one of these traditional phrases.
May your fire be as warm as the weather is cold.
Health and long life to you
Land without rent to you
The partner of your heart to you
And when you die, may your bones rest in Ireland
As you slide down the banisters of life may the splinters never point the wrong way.
May you get all your wishes but one,
So you always have something to strive for
May your blessings outnmuber
The shamrocks that grow,
And may trouble avoid you
Wherever you go.
Here's to your coffin....
May it be built of 100 year old oaks which I will plant tomorrow
May your neighbor respect you,
Troubles neglect you,
The angels protect you,
And Heaven accept you.
May the best day of your past be the worst day of your future.
An old Irish recipe for longevity:
Leave the table hungry.
Leave the bed sleepy.
Leave the bar thirsty.
May you live to be a hundred years, with one extra year to repent.
May you never forget what is worth remembering,
Or remember what is best forgotten.
May you be in heaven one half hour before the devil knows you're dead.
May you have the hindsight to know where you've been,
The insight to know where you are,
and the foresight to known when you've gone too far.
May you have warm words on a cold evening,
A full moon on a dark night,
And the road downhill all the way to your door.
May God bring good health to your enemies enemies
May you never make an enemy
When you could make a friend-
Unless you meet a fox among your chickens.
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