Irish Proverbs and Sayings

Enjoy these famous Irish proverbs, Irish sayings and blessings that have been passed down for generations. Enjoy these Irish sayings not only on St. Patricks Day, but all through out the year. Our collection contains inspirational ones that we hope will inspire you.

"Red sky at night is a shepherds delight, red sky in the morning is a shepherds warning."
Irish Saying

"Continual cheerfulness is a sign of wisdom."
Irish Saying

"A promise is a debt."
Irish Proverb


"The best looking-glass is the eyes of a friend."
Irish Proverb

"Laziness is a heavy burden."
Irish Proverb

"Many hands make light work."
Irish Proverb

"Castles were built a stone at a time."
Irish Proverb

There is no fireside like your own fireside.
Irish Proverb

May you get all your wishes but one, so you always have something to strive for.
Irish Proverb

May the sons of your daughters smile up in your face.
Irish Proverb

Be kind to those that meet you as you rise, you may pass them again as you fall.
Irish Proverb

May you always walk in sunshine. May you never want for more. May Irish angels rest their wings right beside your door.
Irish Saying

If God shuts one door, He opens another.
Irish Saying

May the best day of your past be the worst day of your future.
Irish Saying

If you do not sow in the spring you will not reap in the autumn.
Irish Proverb

You never miss the water till the well has run dry.
Irish Proverb

May you always have walls for the winds,
a roof for the rain, tea beside the fire,
laughter to cheer you, those you love near you,
and all your heart might desire.
Irish Saying

Time is a great story teller.
Irish Proverb

Reputations last longer than lives.
Irish Proverb

May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields and,
Until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
Irish Saying

Questioning is the door of knowledge.
Irish Saying

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

There’s nothing so bad that it couldn’t be worse.
Irish Proverb

May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light. May good luck pursue you each morning and night.
Irish Saying

Better good manners than good looks.
Irish Proverb

A fool and his money are easily parted
Irish Proverb

Never put off tomorrow what you can do today.
Irish Proverb

For each petal on the shamrock.
This brings a wish your way
Good health, good luck, and happiness
For today and every day.
Irish Saying

Postpone not a good action.
Irish Proverb

I believe in the sun when it's not shining, I believe in love even when I feel it not, I believe in God even when he is silent.
Irish Saying

It is easy to be pleasant when life flows by like a song, but the man worth while is the one who will smile when everything goes dead wrong. For the test of the heart is trouble, and it always comes with years, and the smile that is worth the praises of earth is the smile that shines through the tears.
Irish Saying

No matter how tall your grandfather was, you have to do your own growing.
Irish Proverb

May the roof above us never fall in, and may we friends gathered below never fall out.
Irish Saying

Half a loaf is better than no bread.
Irish Proverb

A change of work is as good as a rest.
Irish Proverb

May you live as long as you want, and never want as long as you live.
Irish Saying

A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor's book.
Irish Proverb

There are good ships, and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea. But the best ships are friendships, and may they always be.
Irish Saying

Who gossips with you will gossip of you.
Irish Proverb

If your messenger is slow, go to meet him.
Irish Proverb

Many a sudden change takes place on an unlikely day.
Irish Proverb

May your neighbors respect you, troubles neglect you, the angels protect you, and Heaven accept you.
Irish Saying

The future is not ours to know, and it may never be, so let us live and give our best and give it lavishly!
Irish Saying


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