Top 50 Most Inspiring Irish Quotes and Sayings

“Our greatest glory consists not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” ― Oliver Goldsmith

“Stay away from closed minds and small minds with little to do.”

“Do not wait to strike ’til the iron is hot; but make is hot by striking.” ― W.B. Yeats

“ If you do your best, don’t mind the rest.”

“May you be poor in misfortune, rich in blessings, slow to make enemies and quick to make friends. And may you know nothing but happiness from this day forward.”

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” ― George Bernard Shaw

“Play every match as if it’s your last, but play well enough so that it isn’t.” ― Jack Lynch

“Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall.” ― Oliver Goldsmith

“If you buy what you don’t need you might have to sell what you do.”

“The surest way to fail is not to determine to succeed.” ― Richard Brinsley Sheridan

“Yes: I am a dreamer. For a dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight, and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world.” ― Oscar Wilde

“Sometimes one day changes everything; sometimes years change nothing.” ― Author Unknown

“We learn from failure, not from success.” ― Bram Stoker

“It’s no use giving good advice unless you have the wisdom to go with it.”

“Courage is not simply one of the virtues, but the form of every virtue at the testing point, which means at the point of highest reality.” ― C.S. Lewis

“Always remember that hindsight is the best insight to foresight.”

“Some people are moulded by their aspirations, others by their hostilities.” ― Elizabeth Bowen

“If your Irish, it doesn’t matter where you go you’ll always find family.” ― Victoria Smurfit

“Ambition can creep as well as soar.” ― Edmund Burke

“A man’s errors are his portals of discovery.” ― James Joyce

“The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest.” ― Thomas Moore

 “Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try Again. Fail again. Fail better.” ― Samuel Beckett

“If you have the words, there’s always a chance that you’ll find the way.” ― Seamus Heaney

“Life is like a cup of tea, it’s all in how you make it!”

“On the Irish ladder of success there’s always some one on the rung above using your head to steady himself.” ― Author Unknown

“To appear rich, we become poor.” ― Marguerite Blessington

“The hands are there for friendship, the heart is there for love.”

“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” ― William Butler Yeats

“No wise man ever wished to be younger.” ― Jonathan Swift

“You’ll never plough a field by turning it over in your mind.”

“We have no more right to consume happiness without producing it than to consume wealth without producing it.” ― George Bernard Shaw

“It is sad to look at happiness only through another’s eyes.” ― Marguerite Gardiner

“Our weaknesses are the indigenous produce of our characters; but our strength is the forced fruit.” ― Marguerite Gardiner

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” ― Oscar Wilde

“Life is too short to read a bad book.” ― James Joyce

“I’ve always believed no matter how many shots I miss, I’m going to make the next one.” ― Jonathan Swift

“Don’t be breaking your shin on a stool that’s not in your way.”

“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds, cannot change anything.” ― George Bernard Shaw

“The only thing that one really knows about human nature is that it changes.”

“A man of genius makes no mistakes. His errors are volitional and are the portals of discovery.” ― James Joyce

“To learn one must be humble. But life is the great teacher.” ― James Joyce

“Play every match as if it’s your last, but play well enough so that it isn’t.” ― Jack Lynch

“Mistakes are the portals of discovery.” ― James Joyce

“You cannot conquer Ireland. You cannot extinguish the Irish passion for freedom. If our deed has not been sufficient to win freedom, then our children will win by a better deed.” ― Patrick Henry Pearse

“A dog owns nothing, yet is seldom dissatisfied.”

“But we are strong each in our purpose, and we are all more strong together.” ― Bram Stoker

“The difficulty in life is the choice.” ― George Moore

“You should never be ashamed to admit you have been wrong. It only proves you are wiser today than yesterday.” ― Jonathan Swift

“There’s no need to fear the wind if your haystacks are tied down.”

“It’s my rule never to lose my temper till it would be dethrimental to keep it.” ― Seán O’Casey

“We all want progress, but if you’re on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.” ― CS Lewis “May you get all your wishes but one, so that you will always have something to strive for!”

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