100 St. Patrick’s Day Quotes, Sayings, & Jokes for 2024

St. Patrick's Day quotes

In this post, we’ll read the best St. Patrick’s Day quotes, which is a cultural and religious holiday celebrated on March 17th each year.

St. Patrick’s Day commemorates Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, and the arrival of Christianity in Ireland. The holiday has evolved into a global celebration of Irish culture, heritage, and is marked by various festivities, traditions, and symbols.

Many people wear green clothing or accessories, as green is associated with Ireland and is considered a symbol of luck.

Let’s read some of the best St. Patrick’s Day quotes and jokes to celebrate this holiday!

St. Patrick’s Day Quotes

St. Patrick's Day Quote

1. “May the luck of the Irish enfold you. May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you.”

2. “For the whole world is Irish on the seventeenth o’ March!” — Thomas Augustine Daly

3. “Every St. Patrick’s Day every Irishman goes out to find another Irishman to make a speech to.” — Shane Leslie

4. “Saint Patrick was a gentleman, who through strategy and stealth, drove all the snakes from Ireland, here’s a toast to his health. But not too many toasts, lest you lose yourself and then forget the good Saint Patrick and see all those snakes again.” — Irish toast

5. “Lá Fhéile Pádraig sona duit!” (Happy St. Patrick’s Day to you!)

6. “Go n-éirí an bóthar leat.” (May the road rise up to greet you)

Irish Toasts for St. Patrick’s Day

Irish Toasts for St. Patrick's Day

1. “Always remember to forget, The troubles that passed away. But never forget to remember the blessings that come each day.”

2. Sláinte!

3. “May your heart be light and happy. May your smile be big and wide. And may your pockets always have a coin or two inside!”

4. “May the luck of the Irish, Lead to happiest heights. And the highway you travel, be lined with green lights. Wherever you go and whatever you do, may the luck of the Irish be there with you.”

5. “May the road rise to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face. And rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, May god hold you in the hollow of His hand.”

6. “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.”

Witty St. Patrick’s Day Quotes on Being Irish

Witty St. Patrick's Day Quote on Being Irish

1. “I’m Irish!…When I feel well I feel better than anyone, when I am in pain I yell at the top of my lungs, and when I am dead I shall be deader than anybody.” — Morgan Llywelyn

2. “Do you think anybody knows that I’m Irish?” — Niall Horan

3. “Only Irish coffee provides in a single glass all four essential food groups: alcohol, caffeine, sugar and fat.” — Alex Levine

4. “In Ireland, you go to someone’s house, and she asks you if you want a cup of tea. You say no, thank you, you’re really just fine. She asks if you’re sure. You say of course you’re sure, really, you don’t need a thing. Except they pronounce it ting. You don’t need a ting. Well, she says then, I was going to get myself some anyway, so it would be no trouble. Ah, you say, well, if you were going to get yourself some, I wouldn’t mind a spot of tea, at that, so long as it’s no trouble and I can give you a hand in the kitchen. Then you go through the whole thing all over again until you both end up in the kitchen drinking tea and chatting. In America, someone asks you if you want a cup of tea, you say no, and then you don’t get any damned tea. I liked the Irish way better.” — C.E. Murphy

5. “I think being a woman is like being Irish… Everyone says you’re important and nice, but you take second place all the time.” — Iris Murdoch

6. “Lord, you’re Irish…Can you make things that don’t have potatoes in them? We had an Irish cook once when I was a boy. Potato pie, potato custard, potatoes with potato sauce.” — Cassandra Clare

7. “It’s not that the Irish are cynical. It’s rather that they have a wonderful lack of respect for everything and everybody.” — Brendan Behan

8. “What is Irish diplomacy? It’s the ability to tell a man to go to Hell so that he will look forward to making the trip.”

9. “It’s an Irish story, love…We don’t do happy endings.” — Kersten Hamilton

St. Patrick’s Day Blessings

St. Patrick's Day Blessings

1. “May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow. And may trouble avoid you wherever you go.”

2. “For each petal on the shamrock, this brings a wish your way: Good health, good luck, and happiness for today and every day.”

3. “May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light, may good luck pursue you each morning and night.”

4. “May your trouble be less. And your blessings be more. And nothing but happiness come through your door.”

5. “Wherever you go and whatever you do, may the luck of the Irish be there with you.”

6. “There’s the joy of ole’ Killarney, in these wishes meant for you; There’s a bit of Irish blarney, and a touch of magic too. There’s a wish of lots of laughter, and good luck, be sure o’ that; And a wish that all your dreams may come true in no time flat.” —Irish toast

7. “May you always walk in sunshine. May you never want for more. May Irish angels rest their wings beside your nursery door.” — Susi Hawke

8. “May the saddest day of your future be no worse than the happiest day of your past.”

St. Patrick’s Day Quotes on Irish Heritage

St. Patrick's Day Quote on Irish Heritage

1. “If you’re enough lucky to be Irish, you’re lucky enough!”

2. “Ireland is a land of poets and legends, of dreamers and rebels.” — Nora Roberts

3. “If you’re Irish, it doesn’t matter where you go—you’ll find family.” — Victoria Smurfit

4. “I’m of Ireland, and I’ll stay in Ireland until I die.” — Tom Cruise

5. “We survive. We’re Irish. We have the souls of poets. We love our misery, we delight in the beauty of strange places and dark places in our hearts.” — Ellis Flynn

6. “The heart of an Irishman is nothing but his imagination.” —George Bernard Shaw

7. “Be still and know that I am. Be still and know. Be still. Be.” — St. Patrick

8. “Even when they have nothing, the Irish emit a kind of happiness, a joy.” — Fiona Shaw

9. “St. Patrick’s Day is an enchanted time—a day to begin transforming winter’s dreams into summer’s magic.” — Adrienne Cook

10. “There’s no sense to being Irish unless you know the world’s going to break your heart.” — Thomas Adcock

11. “Part of our Irish heritage is artfully combining fine food, drinks, music and conversation on this blessed day to make good times. And showing that our Irish hearts are open and loving, anyone can be Irish on St. Paddy’s day.” —Paddy O’Furniture

12. “Love is never defeated, and I could add, the history of Ireland proves it.” — Pope John Paul II

13. “An old Irish recipe for longevity: Leave the table hungry. Leave the bed sleepy. Leave the bar thirsty.”

St. Patrick’s Day Quotes on Friends

St. Patrick's Day Quote on Friends

1. “A best friend is like a four-leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have.”

2. “May the enemies of Ireland never meet a friend.”

3. “Here’s to good Irish friends—never above you, never below you, always beside you.”

4. “Here’s to you and here’s to me, I pray that friends we’ll always be, but if by chance we disagree, the heck with you and here’s to me.”

5. “May luck be your friend in whatever you do, and may trouble be always a stranger to you.”

6. “There are good ships and wood ships, ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships, and may they always be.”

St. Patrick’s Day Quotes on Luck

St. Patrick's Day Quote on Luck

1. “Legend says that each leaf of the clover has a meaning: the first is for hope, the second for faith, the third for love and, if you can find a 4-leaf clover, the fourth leaf represents luck.” — Jean LeGrand

2. “It is not good to want a thing too much. It sometimes drives the luck away. You must want it just enough . . . ” — John Steinbeck

3. ″Luck is indeed where preparation meets opportunity.″ —Randy Pausch

4. “Good luck reaches farther than long arms.” — H.G. Bohn

5. “If you feel unlucky when something terrible happens, you should feel lucky when something good happens.”

6. “You gotta try your luck at least once a day, because you could be going around lucky all day and not even know it.” — Jimmy Dean

7. “Every day is a new day. It is better to be lucky. But I would rather be exact. Then when luck comes you are ready.” – Ernest Hemingway

8. “There is no luck except where there is discipline.”

9. “We are all a great deal luckier than we realize, we usually get what we want—or near enough.” —Roald Dahl

10. “You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from.” — Cormac McCarthy

11. “I’ve always believed in luck. I love the fact that people can change their lives instantly.” — Fiona Barton

12. “If you work, if you wait, you will find the place where the four-leaf clovers grow.” — Ella Higginson

13. “Go n-eirí an t-ádh leat!” (Luck may rise with you!)

St. Patrick’s Day Quotes for Kids

St. Patrick's Day Quote for Kids

1. “What are the best shoes to wear on St. Patrick’s Day? Lepre-converse.”

2. “St. Patrick’s Day is a day to celebrate our green heritage. The ancestry of Ireland. It is a day to celebrate what it means to be Irish and of Irish descent.” — Anthony T. Hicks

3. “Why did St. Patrick drive the snakes out of Ireland? Because he couldn’t afford a plane ticket.”

4. “Yeah, it’s St. Paddy’s Day. Everyone’s Irish tonight.” — Norman Reedus, The Boondock Saints

5. “St. Paddy’s Day is our celebration day for Ireland’s favorite saint who both saved us from the snakes, and gave us our own day to celebrate our Irish heritage.” — Paddy O’Furniture

St. Patrick’s Day Quotes for Work

St. Patrick's Day Quote for Work

1. “Whether it’s St. Patrick’s Day or not, everyone has a little luck o’ the Irish in them.” — Laura Sommers

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

3. “The leprechauns made me do it!”

4. “Legend says that each leaf of the clover has a meaning: the first is for hope, the second for faith, the third for love and, if you can find a 4-leaf clover, the fourth leaf represents luck.” — Jean LeGrand

5. “When you make a wee wish on a green four-leafed clover, may your belly stay full and your cup runneth over.” — Richelle E. Goodrich

6. “The heart of an Irishman is nothing but his imagination.” — George Bernard Shaw

7. “May the winds of fortune sail you, may you sail a gentle sea, may it always be the other guy who says ‘This drink’s on me!’”

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

St. Patrick’s Day Quotes for School

St. Patrick's Day Quote for School

1. “You don’t believe in magic spells or longings coming true. Yet, head-to-toe you dress in green on Patty’s Day, you do.” — Richelle E. Goodrich

2. “Whether it’s St. Patrick’s Day or not, everyone has a little luck o’ the Irish in them.” — Laura Sommers

3. “One thought of the shamrock makes the whole world akin.”

4. “Be sure to wear green on March seventeen, or else Irish leprechauns pinch your bones clean!” — Richelle E. Goodrich

5. “The Irish celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in gratitude for the service which he did them in bringing to the Irish their most priceless possession—the gift of faith.” — Therese Duffy

Funny St. Patrick’s Day Quotes

Funny St. Patrick's Day Quote

1. “Never iron a four-leaf clover. You don’t want to press your luck.”

2. “If he laid on the Irish any thicker, she’d be drowning in shamrocks.” — Nallini Singh

3. “May everything turn green today, except your gills!” — Lester B. Dill

4. “As you slide down the bannister of life, may the splinters never point in the wrong direction.”

5. “There are only two classes of people—the Irish and those who wish they were Irish.” – Therese Duffy

6. “It is St Patrick’s Day and here at Scranton, that is a huge deal… It is the closest that the Irish will ever get to Christmas.” — Michael Scott (The Office)

7. “That’s right, there’s free beer in Irish paradise. Everyone’s jealous.” — Kevin Hearne

8. “That’s what the holidays are for—for one person to tell the stories and another to dispute them. Isn’t that the Irish way?” — Lara Flynn Boyle

9. “Bless your little Irish heart and every other Irish part.”

10. “Health and a long life to you. Land without rent to you. A child every year to you. And if you can’t go to heaven, may you at least die in Ireland.”

St. Patrick’s Day Jokes

St. Patrick's Day Joke

1. Are people jealous of the Irish? Yeah, they’re green with envy.

2. Why are there only a handful of Irish lawyers in London? Because only a few of them could pass the bar.

3. What does an Irishman get after eating a load of Italian food? Gaelic breath.

4. What’s Irish and sits outside all day and night?’ Patty O’Furniture

5. What’s the difference between wisdom and luck? One is clever. The other is clover.

6. When is an Irish potato no longer Irish? When it’s a French fry!

7. How do you know if an Irishman is having a good time? He’s Dublin over with laughter.

8. Seamus, do you understand French? Ah, I do if it’s spoken in Irish.

9. Did you hear Ireland is the fastest-growing country in Europe? Its population is always Dublin.

10. What kind of spells do Irish wizards cast? Lucky charms.

11. ‘I’m the unluckiest person in the whole world,’ moaned Betty McGrath. ‘I bought a non-stick pan and can’t get the label off.’

12. Why can’t you borrow money from a leprechaun? Cos they’re always a little short.

13. What do you call an Irish fella trying to break up a fight? Liam Malone.

14. What does it mean when you find a horseshoe in Ireland? Some poor horse is going barefoot.

15. What do you call a fake Irish stone? A shamrock.

This sums up the best St. Patrick’s Day quotes to celebrate Irish culture, history, and identity on this joyous holiday.

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated not only in Ireland but also in many other countries around the world, particularly in regions with large Irish populations, such as the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom.

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