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33 St. Patrick’s Day Quotes for Good Luck

"For the whole world is Irish on the seventeenth of March!"

"sláinte!" Gaelic for "cheers"rd.com, Getty Images (2)

Top of the morning to ye!

They say there are only two kinds of people in the world: the Irish, and those who wish they were. But, whatever our heritage, we all get to experience a little of that Emerald Isle magic on March 17th each year when we put on our greenest clothing to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day (although sadly not with a day off work like they do in Ireland; is this why they think everyone wants to be Irish?). The feast day to honor the life of St. Patrick, renowned for casting the snakes out of Ireland, has grown into an international celebration of shamrocks, song, and green beer. While we don’t recommend the green beer, we do recommend a four leaf clover hunt to bring you some of the luck of the Irish. We also recommend reading these St. Patrick’s Day quotes; it’s the perfect time of year to reflect on the luck you’ve already had, as well as think about making some more. For all other days in the year, these good luck quotes should do the trick. Cheers! Or as they say in Ireland, sláinte! (Pronounced “slahn-chuh”).

"May the blessings of each day be the blessings you need the most." —Irish blessingrd.com, Getty Images (2)

Daily gratitude

“May the blessings of each day be the blessings you need the most.” —Irish blessing

These amazing pictures show how St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated all over the world.

"Mistakes are the portals of discovery." —James Joycerd.com, Getty Images (2)

Silver linings

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

These quotes will remind you to be kind to yourself when mistakes happen.

"May the saddest day of your future be no worse than the happiest day of your past." —Irish blessingrd.com, Getty Images (2)

Good times ahead

“May the saddest day of your future be no worse than the happiest day of your past.” —Irish blessing

Start your days off right with these inspirational morning quotes to wake up happy.

"Being Irish is very much a part of who I am. I take it everywhere with me." —Colin Farrellrd.com, Getty Images (2)

Everywhere you go, there you are

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

We bet Colin will be eating all of these green foods for St. Patrick’s Day.

"May the road rise to meet you, may the wind be always at your back." —Irish blessingrd.com, Getty Images (2)

Happy trails

“May the road rise to meet you, may the wind be always at your back.” —Irish blessing

This St. Patrick’s Day quote makes us want to go on an adventure! Perhaps to one of these magical Irish islands

"You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was." —Irish proverbrd.com, Getty Images (2)

The only way is up

“You’ve got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.” —Irish proverb

Maybe your grandfather was one of our favorite leprechauns?

"Don't throw away luck on little stuff. Save it up." —Tim O'Brienrd.com, Getty Images (2)

Pick your moment

“Don’t throw away luck on little stuff. Save it up.” —Tim O’Brien

To put a deposit in your luck savings account, try one of these St. Patrick’s Day traditions.

"Never iron a four-leaf clover, because you don't want to press your luck." —Irish proverbrd.com, Getty Images (2)

Don’t push it either

“Never iron a four-leaf clover, because you don’t want to press your luck.” —Irish proverb

If you want to iron something, why not make it something green for St. Patrick’s Day?

"May you have warm words on a cold evening, a full moon on a dark night, and a smooth road downhill all the way to your door." —Irish blessingrd.com, Getty Images (2)

A great night out

“May you have warm words on a cold evening, a full moon on a dark night, and a smooth road downhill all the way to your door.” —Irish blessing

With these delicious recipes, you’ll have a full stomach on St. Patrick’s Day too. 

"Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better." —Samuel Beckettrd.com, Getty Images (2)

Keep knocking on luck’s door

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

We love his motivational St. Patrick’s Day quotes. Beckett probably would have loved these motivational quotes from Olympic coaches.

"A little fire that warms is better than a big fire that burns." —Irish proverbrd.com, Getty Images (2)

All you need is a spark

“A little fire that warms is better than a big fire that burns.” —Irish proverb

"All I ask is the chance to prove that money can't make me happy." —Spike Milliganrd.com, Getty Images (2)

Just as an experiment

“All I ask is the chance to prove that money can’t make me happy.” —Spike Milligan

Most of us can relate to this hilarious St. Patrick’s Day quote. Keep laughing with this list of the 121 funniest quotes of all time.

"There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it." —Oscar Wilderd.com, Getty Images (2)

C’est la vie

“There are only two tragedies in life: one is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it.” —Oscar Wilde

"There is no luck except where there is discipline." —Irish proverbrd.com, Getty Images (2)

Keep showing up

“There is no luck except where there is discipline.” —Irish proverb

This St. Patrick’s Day quote reminds us of the importance of hard work. But that’s for March 18th! St. Patrick’s Day is for celebrating—Guinness, anyone? (Did you know it’s actually red?)

"Life is a journey that must be traveled, no matter the roads and accommodations." —Oliver Goldsmithrd.com, Getty Images (2)

Luck of the draw

“Life is a journey that must be traveled, no matter the roads and accommodations.” —Oliver Goldsmith

"There is luck in leisure." —Irish proverbrd.com, Getty Images (2)

Appreciate your R&R

“There is luck in leisure.” —Irish proverb

We all need time to relax now and again. These quotes will bring out your inner calm.

"A best friend is like a four leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have." —Irish proverbrd.com, Getty Images (2)

Best friends forever

“A best friend is like a four leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have.” —Irish proverb

"Here's to a long life and a merry one, a quick death and an easy one, a pretty girl and an honest one, a cold beer—and another one!" —Irish blessingrd.com, Getty Images (2)

What luck means in Ireland

“Here’s to a long life and a merry one, a quick death and an easy one, a pretty girl and an honest one, a cold beer—and another one!” —Irish blessing

Some St. Patrick’s Day quotes seem to sum up the Irish attitude. Here’s how this religious holiday became a drinking holiday.

"May the winds of fortune sail you, may you sail a gentle sea, may it always be the other guy who says 'this drink's on me!'" —Irish blessingrd.com, Getty Images (2)

What luck means in Ireland, pt. 2

“May the winds of fortune sail you, may you sail a gentle sea, may it always be the other guy who says ‘this drink’s on me!'” —Irish blessing

"For each petal on the shamrock, this brings a wish your way: Good health, good luck, and happiness for today and every day." —Irish blessingrd.com, Getty Images (2)

Three wishes

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

This St. Patrick’s Day quote will inspire you to go and hunt down some clover for good luck! Here’s why four-leaf clovers are considered lucky.

"Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad." —Brian O'Driscollrd.com, Getty Images (2)

Know the difference

“Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad.” —Brian O’Driscoll

"Always remember that hindsight is the best insight to foresight." —Irish proverbrd.com, Getty Images (2)

Farsighted

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

Foresight and hindsight are all very well, but we think you should see these beautiful Irish sites.

"The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper." —W.B. Yeatsrd.com, Getty Images (2)

Magical thinking

“The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” —W.B. Yeats

"May the roof above us never fall in. And may the friends gathered below it never fall out." —Irish blessingrd.com, Getty Images (2)

All-over lucky

“May the roof above us never fall in. And may the friends gathered below it never fall out.” —Irish blessing

This beautiful quote makes us want to have a party! Unfortunately, that’s not an option at the moment. Cheer yourself up with these hilarious quotes about quarantine.

"He is bad that will not take advice, but he is a thousand times worse that takes every advice." —Irish proverbrd.com, Getty Images (2)

Listen carefully

“He is bad that will not take advice, but he is a thousand times worse that takes every advice.” —Irish proverb

"When people don't believe in you, you have to believe in yourself." —Pierce Brosnanrd.com, Getty Images (2)

Make your own luck

“When people don’t believe in you, you have to believe in yourself.” —Pierce Brosnan

This St. Patrick’s Day quote reminds us to choose to believe in our own luck. For more wisdom worth remembering, check out the wisest quotes you need to know.

"May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow, and may trouble avoid you wherever you go." —Irish blessingrd.com, Getty Images (2)

A field of blessings

“May your blessings outnumber the shamrocks that grow, and may trouble avoid you wherever you go.” —Irish blessing

These success quotes will make you even more successful.

"Friendship is one of the most tangible things in a world that offers fewer and fewer supports." —Kenneth Branaghrd.com, Getty Images (2)

Luck with friendship

“Friendship is one of the most tangible things in a world that offers fewer and fewer supports.” —Kenneth Branagh

"May luck be your friend in whatever you do, and may trouble be always a stranger to you." —Irish blessingrd.com, Getty Images (2)

Friendship with luck

“May luck be your friend in whatever you do, and may trouble be always a stranger to you.” —Irish blessing

Here are some facts about St. Patrick’s Day you may have missed.

"Ireland has one of the world's heaviest rainfalls. If you see an Irishman with a tan, it's rust." —Dave Allenrd.com, Getty Images (2)

That’s why they call it the Emerald Isle

“Ireland has one of the world’s heaviest rainfalls. If you see an Irishman with a tan, it’s rust.” —Dave Allen

"May you only grow old in the face, be treasured and cared for with grace." —Irish blessingrd.com, Getty Images (2)

Young at heart

“May you only grow old in the face, be treasured and cared for with grace.” —Irish blessing

This St. Patrick’s Day quote makes us re-think the aging process. So will these hilarious quotes from centenarians about turning 100.

"May peace and plenty be the first to lift the latch to your door, and happiness be your guest today and evermore." —Irish blessingrd.com, Getty Images (2)

A welcome guest

“May peace and plenty be the first to lift the latch to your door, and happiness be your guest today and evermore.” —Irish blessing

"May you always find three welcomes in life: in a garden during summer, at hearth during winter, and in the hearts of friends throughout all your years." —Irish blessing rd.com, Getty Images (2)

Three greetings

“May you always find three welcomes in life: in a garden during summer, at hearth during winter, and in the hearts of friends throughout all your years.” —Irish blessing 

Now that your luck is all powered up with these St. Patrick’s Day quotes, check out these 50 uplifting quotes to boost your motivation.