45 Best St. Patrick's Day Quotes to Celebrate All Things Irish

If you haven't found your four-leaf clover yet, try these sayings for good luck and inspiration.

March 17 commemorates the patron Saint of Ireland, Saint Patrick (who, interestingly, wasn't Irish). It also honors Irish culture by encouraging folks to wear Ireland's colors (green, white and orange), listen to Irish music and feast on traditional Irish meals. It's also a day filled with parades and special events, usually with friends and family, where lots of photos are being taken.

So, whether you're looking for a great St. Patrick's Day Instagram caption or need a few words to say as you greet people throughout the day, you can find some great ideas with these St. Patrick's Day quotes. Our list includes quotes about friendships, sayings that highlight Ireland, classic Irish blessings and even some Irish toasts that you can use before you sip on your green beer.

Needless to say, all of these messages will help bring you the luck of the Irish. And don't worry if you aren't Irish by heritage because, as the saying goes, everyone's Irish on St. Paddy's day!

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1 Shane Leslie
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Every St. Patrick’s Day every Irishman goes out to find another Irishman to make a speech to.

2 Conan O’Brien
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I will tell you, my body immediately responds to being in Ireland because every single cell in my body says yes.

3 Fiona Shaw
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Even when they have nothing, the Irish emit a kind of happiness, a joy.

4 Ella Higginson
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If you work, if you wait, you will find the place where the four-leaf clovers grow.

5 Irish Toast
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There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea. But the best ships are friendships, and may they ever be.

6 Unknown
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Having you for a friend means that I’ve been granted the luck O’ the Irish.

7 James McGreevey
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I try to be grateful for the abundance of the blessings that I have, for the journey that I'm on and to relish each day as a gift.

8 Irish Blessing
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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 St. Patrick behold you.

9 Therese Duffy
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The Irish celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in gratitude for the service which he did them in bringing to the Irish their most priceless possession—the gift of faith.

10 Frank McCourt
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Ireland, once you live there, you're seduced by it.

11 William Butler Yeats
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Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy.

12 Jennifer Armstrong
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For you can’t hear Irish tunes without knowing you’re Irish, and wanting to pound that fact into the floor.

13 Irish Blessing
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"May your best day of your past be the worst day of your future."

14 Kevin Hearne
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That’s right, there’s free beer in Irish paradise. Everyone’s jealous.

15 Tyson Fury
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"You can take a man of Ireland, but you can't take out the Irishness of the man."

16 Morgan Llywelyn
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I’m Irish!…When I feel well I feel better than anyone, when I am in pain I yell at the top of my lungs, and when I am dead I shall be deader than anybody.

17 Irish Blessing
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“May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow. And may trouble avoid you wherever you go."

18 Paddy O’Furniture
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St. Paddy’s Day is our celebration day for Ireland’s favorite saint who both saved us from the snakes, and gave us our own day to celebrate our Irish heritage.

19 Douglas McArthur
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The best luck of all is the luck you make for yourself.

20 Adrienne Cook
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Betsy Farrell

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

21 Colin Farrell
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Being Irish is very much a part of who I am. I take it everywhere with me.

22 Irish Blessing
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"May the roof above us never fall in. And may the friends fathered below it never fall out."

23 Nora Roberts
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Ireland is a land of poets and legends, of dreamers and rebels.

24 Irish Blessing
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"A wish that every day for you will be happy from the start and may you always have good luck and a song within your heart."

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

26 Thomas Augustine Daly
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For the whole world is Irish on the Seventeenth o' March!

27 Barbara Sher
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The amount of good luck coming your way depends on your willingness to act.

28 Irish Blessing
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For each petal on the shamrock, this brings a wish your way: Good health, good luck, and happiness for today and every day.

29 Pope John Paul II
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Love is never defeated, and I could add, the history of Ireland proves it.

30 George Bernard Shaw
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The heart of an Irishman is nothing but his imagination.

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

32 Irish Blessing
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May the road rise up to meet you. May the wind be always at your back.

33 Irish Proverb
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A good friend is like a four-leaf clover, hard to find and lucky to have.

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

35 St. Patrick
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Be still and know that I am.

Be still and know.

Be still.Be.

36 Matthew Goode, "Leap Year"
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You're not in America now, you're in Ireland. So have a drink and shut up.

37 Tom Cruise, "Far and Away"
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I'm not going to a distant world. I'm of Ireland, and I'll stay in Ireland until I die!

38 Tennessee Williams
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Luck is believing you're lucky.

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

40 Norman Reedus, "The Boondock Saints"
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Yeah, it's St. Paddy's Day. Everyone's Irish tonight.

41 Irish Blessing
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May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light, may good luck pursue you each morning and night.

42 Lara Flynn Boyle
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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?

43 Saoirse Ronan, "Brooklyn"
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I wish that I could stop feeling that I want to be an Irish girl in Ireland.

44 Victoria Smurfit
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If you’re Irish, it doesn’t matter where you go — you’ll find family.

45 John Millington Synge
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There is no language like the Irish for soothing and quieting.

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