For day two of our St. Patrick’s Day celebration, we turn to Irish toasts and proverbs. Given the Irishman’s fondness for a wee nip now and then and again, one would expect there to be no shortage of the former, and as for the latter, well, no doubt many an Irish proverb was born of a toast, after more or less sober reflection. In any case….
Everyone is wise till he speaks.
As you slide down the banister of life, may the splinters never point in the wrong direction.
May you live as long as you want, and never want as long as you live.
If you don’t know the way, walk slowly.
Long life to you, a wet mouth, and may you die in Ireland.
May misfortune follow you the rest of your life and never catch up.
If you want praise, die. If you want blame, marry.
Leprechans, castles, good luck and laughter.
Lullabies, dreams and love ever after.
If you’re lucky enough to be Irish, you’re lucky enough!
May your glass be ever full.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face
And the rain fall soft upon your fields,
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
Two days down the hatch and tumor to go (sorry, couldn’t resist). For day three, I’ll get dressed in me Sunday best and request ye be my guest for Part Three.