65 Best Irish Quotes On Success In Life

These Irish quotes will inspire you. The Irish are an ethnic group and nation native to the island of Ireland, and they have a common history and culture.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, knowledgeable, and encouraging Irish quotes, Irish sayings, and Irish proverbs.

Best Irish Quotes

  1. “Every eye forms its own fancy.
  2. “He who loses money loses much; he who loses a friend loses more; he who loses faith loses all.
  3. “From the day you marry your heart will be in your mouth and your hand in your pocket.
  4. “Better to be fortunate than rich.”

  5. “When a twig grows hard it is difficult to twist it. Every beginning is weak.”
  6. ”What’s good for the goose is good for the gander.”
  7. ”A good retreat is better than a bad stand.”
  8. ”The work praises the man”

  9. ”Continual cheerfulness is a sign of wisdom.”
  10. ”May the hinges of our friendship never grow rusty.”
  11. “God made time, but man-made haste.
  12. “A good laugh and a long sleep are the best cures in the doctor’s book.”

  13. “If your messenger is slow, go to meet him.”
  14. “A questioning man is halfway to being wise.”
  15. “A wren in the hand is better than a crane to be caught.
  16. “The light heart lives long.

  17. “If you are enough lucky to be Irish, you are lucky enough!
  18. “Say a little and say it well.”
  19. ”No time for health today, no health for your time tomorrow.”
  20. ”There’s no need to fear the wind if your haystacks are tied down.

  21. “God’s help is nearer than the door.”
  22. “The longest road out is the shortest road home.”
  23. ”There is no luck except where there is discipline.”
  24. ”A little fire that warms is better than a big fire that burns.”

  25. ”There are finer fish in the sea than have ever been caught”
  26. “Idleness is a fool’s desire.”
  27. ”Soft words butter no parsnips but they won’t harden the heart of the cabbage either.”
  28. ”Age is honorable and youth is noble.”

  29. ”Every patient is a doctor after his cure.
  30. “Better to be a man of character than a man of means.”
  31. “The fox never found a better messenger than himself.”
  32. “It’s for her own good that the cat purrs.”

  33. “If you do not sow in the spring you will not reap in the autumn.”
  34. “It’s no use carrying an umbrella if your shoes are leaking.”
  35. “A trout in the pot is better than a salmon in the sea.”
  36. “Humour, to a man, is like a feather pillow. It is filled with what is easy to get but gives great comfort.”

  37. “May the enemies of Ireland never meet a friend.”
  38. “If God sends you down a stony path, may he give you strong shoes.”
  39. “Marriages are all happy – it’s having breakfast together that causes all the trouble.”
  40. “Good sense is as important as good food.”

  41. “He who comes with a story to you brings two away from you.”
  42. “A friend’s eye is a good mirror.”
  43. “A watched kettle never boils.”
  44. “Who gossips with you will gossip of you.”

  45. “He is bad that will not take advice, but he is a thousand times worse that takes every advice.”
  46. “Better good manners than good looks.”
  47. “Where the tongue slips it speaks the truth.”
  48. “You’ve got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.”

  49. “Forgetting a debt doesn’t mean it’s paid.”
  50. “Slow is every foot on an unknown path.”
  51. “If you come up in this world be sure not to go down in the next.”
  52. “Need teaches a plan.”

  53. “Bricks and mortar make a house, but the laughter of children make a home.”
  54. “The friend that can be bought is not worth buying.”
  55. “Here’s to eyes in your heads and none in your spuds.”
  56. “You won’t learn to swim on the kitchen floor.”

  57. “If you dig a grave for others you may fall into it yourself.”
  58. “There is luck in sharing thing.”
  59. “Instinct is stronger than upbringing.”
  60. “Do not resent growing old. Many are denied the privilege.”
  61. “Never bolt your door with a boiled carrot.”

  62. “When fire is applied to a stone it cracks.”
  63. “When luck comes, it comes by the bucketful.”
  64. “Always remember that hindsight is the best insight to foresight.”
  65. “It’s not a matter of upper and lower class but of being up a while and down awhile.”

Summary: Irish, someone or something of, from, or related to Ireland, an island situated off the north-western coast of continental Europe.

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