67+ Best St Patrick Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Saint Patrick was a fifth-century Romano-British Christian missionary and bishop in Ireland. Profoundly inspirational St Patrick quotes will brighten up your day and make you feel ready to take on anything.

Famous St Patrick Quotes

Here’s to a long life and a merry one. A quick death and an easy one. Saint Patrick

Everybody is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, but if your name is Eisenhower, you’ve got to wear something green to show it. Dwight D. Eisenhower

If I be worthy, I live for my God to teach the heathen, even though they may despise me. Saint Patrick

There are only two classes of people the Irish and those who wish they were Irish. Therese Duffy

So I live among barbarous tribes, a stranger and exile for the love of God. Saint Patrick

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. Paddy O’Furniture

Never trust a dog to watch your food. Saint Patrick

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

I am certain in my heart that all that I am, I have received from God. Saint Patrick

Luck is believing you’re lucky. Tennessee Williams

For after chastisement from God, and recognizing him, our way to repay him is to exalt him and confess his wonders before every nation under heaven. Saint Patrick

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

If I have any worth, it is to live my life for God. Saint Patrick

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

But I fear nothing, because of the promises of heaven. Saint Patrick

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

I pray to God to give me perseverance and to deign that I be a faithful witness to Him to the end of my life for my God. Saint Patrick

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

Sufficient to say, greed is a deadly deed. You shall not covet your neighbor’s goods. Saint Patrick

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

I am imperfect in many things, nevertheless I want my brethren and kinsfolk to know my nature so that they may be able to perceive my soul’s desire. Saint Patrick

Imagine if we were all magical leprechauns, and every wish ever made on a four leaf clover obliged us to help others obtain their wishes. Now imagine if people simply lived like this were true. Richelle E. Goodrich

I am Patrick, a sinner, most uncultivated and least of all the faithful and despised in the eyes of many. Saint Patrick

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. Morgan Llywelyn

The Lord is greater than all I have said enough. Saint Patrick

I’m a great believer in luck, and I find the harder I work the more I have of it. Thomas Jefferson

Sufficient for me is that honor which is not seen of men but is felt in the heart, as faithful is He who hath promised and who never lies. Saint Patrick

The great Gaels of Ireland are the men that God made mad  For all their wars are merry, and all their songs are sad. G.K. Chesterton

I have had the good fortune through my God that I should never abandon his people whom I have acquired in the extremities of the earth. Saint Patrick

Ireland has always been the home of the dreamer, the poet and the storyteller. Jordan Richard

I have vowed to my God to teach the heathen, though I be despised by some. Saint Patrick

Do you think anybody knows that I’m Irish? Niall Horan

I have a creator who knew all things, even before they were made even me, his poor little child. Saint Patrick

That’s what the prom is St. Patrick’s Day for the young. Tim Tharp

The Lord opened the understanding of my unbelieving heart, so that I should recall my sins. Saint Patrick

I think being a woman is like being Irish. Everyone says you’re important and nice, but you take second place all the time. Iris Murdoch

I most certainly believe that it is the gift of God that I am what I am. And so I dwell amongst barbarians, a proselyte and an exile, for the love of God. Saint Patrick

Leprechauns were once fierce warriors who protected the coast from marauders and defended the land. Then Christianity showed up and decided to do away with all that, and they downplayed the heroic actions of those warriors to the extent that we see them as the iconic little guys with pots of gold today. Nothing quite like a group of gossiping Christians to turn the tide on historical events, huh? Paula Millhouse

Luck is when an opportunity comes along and you’ve prepared for it. Saint Patrick

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

Hence I cannot be silent, and indeed I ought not to be, about the many blessings and the great grace which the Lord has designed to bestow upon me. Saint Patrick

Shamrocks and roses in an evergreen flock, now up to your noses turning into a high stock! Ana Claudia Antunes

May the blessing of each day be the blessings you need most. Saint Patrick

You don’t believe in magic spells or longings coming true. Yet, head to toe you dress in green on Patty’s Day, you do. Richelle E. Goodrich

May the strength of God pilot us, may the wisdom of God instruct us, may the hand of God protect us, may the word of God direct us. Be always ours this day and for evermore. Saint Patrick

Few Americans have heard of Wales. All of them have heard of Ireland and many of them think they are Irish. Peter Hitchens

Hence I cannot be silent, and indeed I ought not to be, about the many blessings and the great grace which the Lord has designed to bestow upon me. Saint Patrick

When anyone asks me about the Irish character, I say look at the trees. Maimed, stark and misshapen, but ferociously tenacious. Edna O’Brien

May the roof above us never fall in, and may we friends gathered below never fall out. Saint Patrick

Legend says that each leaf of the clover has a meaning the first is for hope, the second for faith, the third for love and, if you can find a 4-leaf clover, the fourth leaf represents luck. Jean LeGrand

And he watched over me before I knew him and before I learned sense or even distinguished between good and evil. Saint Patrick

We survive. We’re Irish. We have the souls of poets. We love our misery, we delight in the beauty of strange places and dark places in our hearts. Ellis Flynn

We entreat thee, holy youth, to come and walk still among us. Saint Patrick

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

Each and all shall render account for even our smallest sins before the judgement seat of Christ the Lord. Saint Patrick

If he laid on the Irish any thicker, she’d be drowning in shamrocks. Nallini Singh

We cannot share this sorrow if we haven’t grieved a while. Nor can we feel another’s joy until we’ve learned to smile. Saint Patrick

I’ve always thought you’ve got to believe in luck to get it. Victoria Holt

For that sun, which we see rising every day, rises at his command. Saint Patrick

May you always walk in sunshine. May you never want for more. May Irish angels rest their wings beside your nursery door. Susi Hawke

May the light always find you on a dreary day. Saint Patrick

You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from. Cormac McCarthy

May good luck be with you wherever you go. And your blessing outnumber the shamrocks that grow. Saint Patrick

It’s not that the Irish are cynical. It’s rather that they have a wonderful lack of respect for everything and everybody. Brendan Behan

I arise today through the strength of heaven Light of sun, radiance of moon, splendour of fire. Speed of lightning, swiftness of wind, depth of sea, stability of earth, firmness of rock. Saint Patrick

To anyone with a drop of Irish blood in them the land they live on is like their mother. It’s the only thing that lasts, that’s worth working for, worth fighting for. Alexandra Ripley

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