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Irish Sayings

Looking for some great Irish sayings? Look no further. Read the following article for some great Irish sayings on varied subjects.
Quotabulary Staff
Aren't you bored of the same old-same old sayings? Do you want a change in those words you use to drive the blues away or those that you use to contemplate about life? Yes? Then I think it's time you looked at some Irish sayings! There are so many of them, and on varied subjects too. What is it that you need? Funny sayings? Got 'em! How about quotes about love and family? That too! Then there's the popular sayings and blessings as well. So without any further ado (that was English, yes)... let's get to the crux of the matter and give you some really famous Irish sayings.

Funny Sayings
  • It's easy to have principles when you're rich. The important thing is to have principles when you're poor.
  • If you're lucky enough to be Irish, then you're lucky enough.
  • Here's to our wives and girlfriends! May they never meet!
  • In Heaven there is no beer, that is why we drink it here.
  • All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That's his.
  • Daylight comes through the drunkard's roof the fastest.
  • Oh, he occasionally takes an alcoholiday. ~ Wilde
Sayings About Family
  • Home is where the heart is.
  • A friend's eye is a good mirror.
  • You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.
  • May your home always be too small to hold all your friends.
  • May the dust of your carriage blind the eyes of your foe!
  • May the roof above us never fall in, and may we friends gathered below never fall out.
  • May you be in heaven ½ hour before the devil knows you're dead.
  • May the saddest day of your future be no worse than the happiest day of your past.
  • The future is not ours to know, and it may never be―so let us live and give our best and give it lavishly!
  • May all the giant hearts be tall as day. May all your winter nights be warm as May.
  • May your troubles be as few and as far apart as my Grandmothers teeth.
  • Bricks and mortar make a house but the laughter of children makes a home.
  • There is no need like the lack of a friend.
  • Children begin by loving their parents. After a time they judge them. Rarely, if ever, do they forgive them.
  • The family that has no skeleton in a cupboard has buried it instead.
Popular Sayings
  • In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.
  • A light heart lives longest.
  • If you're hungry, everything tastes good.
  • When the drink is in, the sense is out.
  • It takes one to know one.
  • Rome wasn't built in a day.
  • It's always the quiet ones.
  • Who gossips with you will gossip of you.
  • A nation's greatest enemy is the small minds of its small people.
  • If you're the only one that knows you're afraid, you're brave.
  • There are fish in the sea better than have ever been caught.
  • An Irishman is never drunk as long as he can hold on to one blade of grass and not fall on the face of the earth.
  • It is better to be a coward for a minute than dead for the rest of your life.
  • May the grass grow long on the road to hell for want of use.
  • Everyone is nice till the cow gets into the garden.
  • Don't give cherries to pigs or advice to fools.
  • Where the tongue slips, it speaks the truth.
  • Put silk on a goat and it is still a goat.
  • A scholar's ink lasts longer than a martyr's blood.
These were some of the best Irish sayings. Did they make you think? And if it was just some laughs that you were looking for, then I'm sure that they gave you reason enough for that as well, didn't they?
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