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St. Patrick's Day

  1. "O Ireland isn't it grand you look--Like a bride in her rich adornin? And with all the pent-up love of my heart I bid you the top o' the mornin!"
    -- John Locke "The Exile's Return"

  2. "No human being believes that any other human being has a right to be in bed when he himself is up."
    -- Robert Lynd

  3. "Every man of genius is considerably helped by being dead."
    -- Robert Lynd

  4. "At a dinner party one should eat wisely but not too well, and talk well but not too wisely."
    -- W. Somerset Maugham

  5. "When anyone asks me about the Irish character, I say look at the trees. Maimed, stark and misshapen, but ferociously tenacious."
    -- Edna O'Brien (1932– )

  6. "A lament in one ear, maybe, but always a song in the other."
    -- Sean O'Casey

  7. "The whole worl's in a state o' chassis."
    -- Sean O.Casey (1884–1964)

  8. "Eternal is the fact that the human creature born in Ireland and brought up in its air is Irish. I have lived for twenty years in Ireland and for seventy-two in England; but the twenty came first, and in Britain I am still a foreigner and shall die one."
    -- George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950 )

  9. "Why should you never iron a 4-leaf clover? You don't want to press your luck."
    -- Daryl Stout

  10. "Satire is a sort of glass, wherein beholders do generally discover everybody's face but their own."
    -- Jonathan Swift (1667–1745)

  11. "Books, the children of the brain."
    -- Jonathan Swift (1667–1745)
  12. "There is no language like the Irish for soothing and quieting."
    -- John Millington Synge (1871–1909)

  13. "One wonders in this place, why anyone is left in Dublin, or London, or Paris where it would be better, one would think to live in a tent or hut, with this magnificent sea and sky, and to breathe this wonderful air which is like wine in one's teeth."
    -- J. M. Synge

  14. "Saint Patrick was a gentleman...Who through strategy and stealth...Drove all the snakes from Ireland...Here's a drinkee to his health! But not too many drinkees...Lest we lose ourselves and then...Forget the good Saint Patrick...And see them snakes again!"
    -- Unknown

  15. "Anyone acquainted with Ireland knows that the morning of St. Patrick's Day consists of the night of the 17th of March flavored strongly with the morning of the 18th."
    -- Unknown

  16. "Oh, Paddy, dear, an' did ye hear the news that's goin' round?"
    -- Unknown

  17. "If one could only teach the English how to talk, and the Irish how to listen, society would be quite civilized."
    -- Oscar Wilde

  18. "Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go."
    -- Oscar Wilde

  19. "I am still of opinion that only two topics can be of the least interest to a serious and studious mood; sex and the dead."
    -- W.B. Yeats

  20. "The intellect is forced to choose: Perfection of the life, or of the work."
    -- W. B. Yeats

  21. "Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire."
    -- W. B. Yeats

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