Quotes for St. Patrick's Day
"The list of Irish saints is past counting; but in it all
no other figure is so human, friendly, and lovable as
St. Patrick, who was an Irishman only by adoption."
- Stephen Gwynn
"He was a terror to any snake that came in his path,
whether it was the cold, slimy reptile sliding along the ground,
or the more dangerous snake that oppresses men through false
teachings. And he drove the snakes out of the minds of men,
snakes of superstition and brutality and cruelty."
- Arthur Brisbane
"St. Patrick's Day is an enchanted time -
a day to begin transforming winter's dreams
into summer's magic."
- Adrienne Cook
"May the Irish hills caress you.
May her lakes and rivers bless you.
May the luck of the Irish enfold you.
May the blessings of Saint Patrick behold you.
- An Irish Blessing
"When anyone asks me about the Irish character,
I say look at the trees, maimed, stark and misshapen,
but ferociously tenacious."
- Edna O'Brien
"When Irish eyes are smiling, 'Tis like a morn in spring.
In the lilt of Irish laughter, You can hear the angels sing."
- Chauncey Olcott and George Graff, Jr.
"This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis
is of no use whatsoever."
- Sigmund Freud (about the Irish)
"Saint Patrick was a gentleman
Who through strategy and stealth,
Drove all the snakes from Ireland
Here's a drinkee to his health!
But not too many drinkees
Lest we lose ourselves and then...
Forget the good Saint Patrick
And see them snakes again!"
- Author Unknown
"A good laugh and a long sleep are the
best cures in the doctor's book."
- An Irish Proverb
"May the strength of God pilot us.
May the wisdom of God instruct us.
May the hand of God protect us.
May the Word of God direct us.
Be always ours this day and forevermore."
- St. Patrick
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