50+ St Patrick's Day Quotes To Bring Luck To Your Celebrations

Devangana Rathore
Dec 12, 2023 By Devangana Rathore
Originally Published on Feb 05, 2021
Edited by Monisha Kochhar
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St. Patrick's Day is celebrated on 17 March every year.

Good luck and the four-leaf clover is often associated with St. Patrick and St. Patrick's day. This is because St. Patrick is said to have driven away all the snakes from Ireland, bringing the country much peace and luck.

In addition to these  St. Patrick's day quotes to celebrate the season, do have a look at [new year funniest quotes] and [leprechaun quotes].

St. Patrick's Day Quotes On Luck

The whole world is Irish when it comes to luck. The heart of an Irishman is indeed lucky. Which is why Saint Patricks' day is a day to celebrate and raise a glass! So read on these St. Patrick's day jokes quotes, and the Irish blessing may just reach you yet.

1. "I have noticed that timing and luck sometimes line up in such a way that you can catch a break."

-Ellie Kemper.

2. "Luck is great, but most of life is hard work."

-Iain Duncan Smith.

3. “I’ve always believed in luck. I love the fact that people can change their lives instantly,"

-Fiona Barton, 'The Widow'.

4. "Luck was a mechanism to be devised, and luck and destiny were merely two sides of the same coin,"

-Amanda Foody, 'King of Fools'.

5. "One thought of the shamrock makes the whole world akin."


6. "Don't throw away luck on little stuff. Save it up."

- Tim O' Brien, 'The Things they Carried.'

7. "The amount of good luck coming your way depends on your willingness to act."

-Barbara Sher.

8. “When it comes to luck you make your own,"

-Bruce Springsteen, 'Lucky Town'.

9. "Lighten up, just enjoy life, smile more, laugh more, and don't get so worked up about things."

-Kenneth Branagh.

10. "A good friend is like a four-leaf clover, hard to find and lucky to have. "

- Irish proverb.

11. "Luck is believing you're lucky,"

- Williams, 'A Streetcar named Desire'.

12. "Never iron a four-leaf clover, because you don't want to press your luck."

-Irish Proverb.

13. "The best luck is the one you make for yourself."

-Douglas Mac Arthur.

14. "The only sure thing about luck is that it will change."

-Wilson Mizner.

15. "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.

16. "'When Fortune knocks, open the door,' they say. But why should one make fortune knock, by keeping the door shut?'"

-Irdeis Shah,'Caravan of Dreams'.

17. "You've got to think lucky. If you fall into a mudhole, check your back pocket—you might have caught a fish."

-Darell Royal.

18. “Luck is not chance / It’s Toil / Fortune’s expensive smile / Is earned"

-Emily Dickinson, 'Luck is not Earned'.

19. "Luck is a matter of preparation meeting opportunity."

-Lucius Annaeus Seneca.

20. "We are all a great deal luckier than we realize, we usually get what we want—or near enough,”

-Roald Dahl, 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory'.

Irish Blessings For St. Patrick's Day

This summer season, may your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow around us, and we hope the Irish blessing may come to you with these St. Patrick's day quotes. Just as a four-leaf clover is hard to find, Irish sayings may be difficult to look for too.

But fear not, we have compiled the best St. Patrick's day funny quotes and Irish saying for you to read!

21. "May everything turn green today, except your gills!"

-Lester B. Dill.

22. "May you live as long as you want, and never want as long as you live."

-Irish Proverb.

23. "May the light always find you on a dreary day."

-Irish Blessing.

24. "May the Good Lord take a liking to you... but not too soon!"

-Irish Blessing.

25. "May the blessings of each day, be the blessings you need most."

-Irish Blessing.

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

- Irish Blessing.

27. "Health and a long life to you. Land without rent to you. A child every year to you."

-Irish Blessing.

28. "May the best day of your past be the worst day of your future."

- Irish Blessing.

29. "May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. "

- Ellie Kemper.

30. "May you live all the days of your life"

-Jonathan Swift.

31. "May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow. And may trouble avoid you wherever you go."

- Irish Blessing.

32. "Here's health to your enemies' enemies!"

-Irish Blessing.

33. "May your neighbors respect you, trouble neglect you, the angels protect you, and heaven accept you."

-Irish Blessing.

34. "Always remember to forget the troubles that passed away. But never forget to remember the blessings that come each day."

-Irish Proverb.

35. "May the strength of three be in your journey."

-Irish Blessing.

36. "May your troubles be less, and your blessings be more, and nothing but happiness come through your door"

-Irish Blessing.

37. "May the luck of the Irish possess you. May the devil fly off with your worries. May God bless you forever and ever."

-Irish Blessing.

St. Patrick's Day Quotes About Ireland And The Irish

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When reading about St. Patrick's day, one can give many an Irish proverb a good read - because how can we separate St. Patricks's day from Ireland and the Irish sayings? There is also many an Irish saying listed below for you to share with your family and friends - so don't hold back!

38. "Ireland has always been the home of the dreamer, the poet and the story teller."

-Jordan Richard.

39. "Love is never defeated, and I could add, the history of Ireland proves it."

-Pope John Paul II.

40. "There is no language like the Irish for soothing and quieting."

-John Millington Synge.

41. "And if you can't go to heaven, may you at least die in Ireland."

-Irish Saying.

42. "The reason the Irish are fighting each other is because they have no other opponents."

-Irish Proverb.

43. "If you're Irish, it doesn't matter where you go—you'll find family."

-Victoria Smurfit.

44. "The list of Irish saints is past counting; but in it all no other figure is so human, friendly, and lovable as St. Patrick."

-Stephen Gwynn.

45. “This microscopic nation in the Atlantic has little economic or political clout in the world. But somehow, Ireland’s influence seems to pop up everywhere, whether you prefer to travel in the realms of high or low culture.”

-Robert Sullivan.

46. "We may have bad weather in Ireland, but the sun shines in the hearts of the people and that keeps us all warm."

-Marianne Williamson.

47. "Slave, bishop and saint – it’s fair to say that the man we call Patrick had an unusual life."

-Marian Broderick.

48. "Ireland is a land of poets and legends, of dreamers and rebels."

-Nora Roberts.

49. "Whether I drink often or just once in a while; I'm always sure to raise a glass to the dear old Emerald Isle."

-Pat Maloney.

50. "The heart of an Irishman is nothing but his imagination."

-George Bernard Shaw, 'The Heart'.

51. "Leprechauns, castles, good luck and laughter. Lullabies, dreams and love ever after. A thousand welcomes when anyone comes...That's the Irish for You!"

-Leprechaun saying, Cedric Kelly, '202 Irish Quotes, Proverbs and Sayings'.

52. "St. Patrick's Day is an enchanted time — a day to begin transforming winter s dreams into summer's magic. "

-Adrianne Cook.

53. "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.

54. "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.

*Do you know where this quote originated? Please email us to let us know at hello@kidadl.com.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for this article then why not take a look at celebration quotes, or Valentine's day quotes for kids.

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Written by Devangana Rathore

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English Language, Master of Philosophy

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Devangana RathoreBachelor of Arts specializing in English Language, Master of Philosophy

Devangana is a highly accomplished content writer and a deep thinker with a Master's degree in Philosophy from Trinity College, Dublin. With a wealth of experience in copywriting, she has worked with The Career Coach in Dublin and is constantly looking to enhance her skills through online courses from some of the world's leading universities. Devangana has a strong background in computer science and is also an accomplished editor and social media manager. Her leadership skills were honed during her time as the literacy society president and student president at the University of Delhi.

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