The best St. Patrick’s Day quotes work great as holiday toasts while teaching a bit of St. Patrick’s Day history.
St Patricks Day is so much more than a holiday for beer and whiskey. It starts with the saint whose name is not Patrick, it is actually Maewyn Succat and he is British but known by many names.
Succat was born in Roman Britain in the late 300s AD. He was kidnapped and brought to Ireland to be a slave at the age of 16 years old.
Succat escaped slavery and returned in around 432 AD to convert the Irish to Christianity. There were schools, monasteries, and churches that were all built by Succat and legends surrounding him.
They say he ran all of the snakes out of Ireland and that he used a shamrock to explain the Holy Trinity. Succat died on March 17th, 461 AD and that is why we celebrate him on this day.
Irish immigrants brought the celebration of Succat to America and St Patricks Day quotes as well. St Patricks Day is meant to be a holiday that celebrates Succat or Patrick, the man who brought Christianity to Ireland.
St Patricks Day Quotes
“May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow. And may trouble avoid you wherever you go.”
“The best luck of all is the luck you make for yourself.”
“May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back.”
“A good friend is like a four-leaf clover, hard to find and lucky to have.”
“Love is never defeated, and I could add, the history of Ireland proves it.”
“May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light, may good luck pursue you each morning and night.”
“Never iron a four-leaf clover, because you don’t want to press your luck.”
“May the saddest day of your future be no worse than the happiest day of your past.”
“What color should be seen. Where our fathers’ homes have been. But their own immortal Green?”
“May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light. May good luck pursue you each morning and night.”
“If you’re lucky enough to be Irish… you’re lucky enough!”
“May the love and protection Saint Patrick can give be yours in abundance as long as you live.”
“Here’s to good Irish friends – never above you, never below you, always beside you.”
“Bless your little Irish heart – and every other Irish part.”
“An Irishman carries his heart in his hand.”