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15 Irish Quotes and Proverbs for St. Patrick’s Day

Enjoy these inspiring proverbs and quotes from acclaimed Irish writers.

St. Patrick’s Day is a time to celebrate Ireland and the Irish heritage—through music, food, Irish quotes and poetry, and more. Enjoy these ten inspiring proverbs and quotes from acclaimed Irish writers.

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Irish quote from Frank McCourt saying "You might be poor, your shoes might be broken, but your mind is a palace… It’s lovely to know that the world can’t interfere with the inside of your head."

  1. “You might be poor, your shoes might be broken, but your mind is a palace… It’s lovely to know that the world can’t interfere with the inside of your head.” —Frank McCourt
  2. “People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us.” —Iris Murdoch
  3. “And happiness…what is it? I say it is neither virtue nor pleasure, nor this thing nor that, but simply growth. We are happy when we are growing.” —John Butler YeatsIrish quote proverb saying "Your feet will bring you where your heart is."
  4. “Your feet will bring you where your heart is.” —Irish Proverb
  5. “A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.”—George Moore
  6. “Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall.” —Irish Proverb
  7. “The best that an individual can do is to concentrate on what he or she can do, in the course of a burning effort to do it better.” —Elizabeth BowenIrish quotes from Colum McCann saying "The world spins. We stumble on. It is enough."
  8. “The world spins. We stumble on. It is enough.” —Colum McCann
  9. “May neighbours respect you, trouble neglect you, the angels protect you, and Heaven accept you.” —Irish Proverb
  10. “A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart.” —Jonathan Swift
  11. “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds, cannot change anything.” —George Bernard Shaw
  12. “May the wind always be at your back.” —Irish Proverb
  13. “When you fall in love, it is spring no matter when. Leaves falling make no difference, they are from another season.” —Edna O’Brien
  14. “There is not past, no future; everything flows in an eternal present.” —James Joyce
  15. “God spreads the heavens above us like great wings, And gives a little round of deeds and days.”—William Butler Yeats

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