Slainte ( -Health- in Gaelic)
A friends eye is a good mirror.
A trade not properly learned is an enemy.
As the big hound is, so will the pup be.
Even a small thorn causes festering.
Good as drink is, it ends in thirst.
If you do not sow in the spring you will not reap in the autumn.
It is a long road that has no turning.
It is not a secret if it is known by three people.
It takes time to build castles. Rome was not
built in a day.
Put silk on a goat, and its still a goat.
The man with the boots does not mind where he places his foot.
There is no fireside like your own fireside.
Time is a great story teller.
When a twig grows hard it is difficult to twist it. Every beginning
When the liquor was gone the fun was gone.
A drink precedes a story.
As you slide down the banisters of life may the splinters never
point the wrong way.
Beautiful young people are acts of nature, But
beautiful old people are works of art.
Heres that we may always have a clean shirt, a clean conscience,
and a guinea in our pocket.
I have known many, liked not a few, loved only one, I drink to you.
In the New Year, may your right hand always be stretched out in
friendship and never in want.
May I see you grey in combing your childrens hair.
May the frost never afflict your spuds.
the outside leaves of your cabbage always be free from worms.
May the crow never pick your haystack, and
may your donkey always be in foal.
May the grass grow long on the road to hell for want of use.
May the hinges of our friendship never grow rusty.
May the Lord keep you in His hand and never close His fist too
May the roof above us never fall in, and may we friends gathered
below never fall out.
May the sound of happy music, And the lilt of Irish laughter, fill
your heart with gladness, that stays forever after.
May the strength of three be in your journey.
May there be a generation of children on the children of your
May you be poor in misfortune,
rich in blessings,
slow to make
quick to make friends.
But rich or poor,
quick or slow,
may you know nothing but happiness from this day forward.
May you die in bed at ninety-five years, shot by a jealous husband(or wife).
May you have the hindsight to know where youve been,
to know where youre going and
the insight to know when youre going too far.
May you live as long as you want, and never want as long as you live.
May you live long, Die happy, And rate a
mansion in heaven.
May you live to be a hundred years, with one extra year to repent.
May your doctor never earn a dollar out of you and
may your heart
never give out.
May the ten toes of your feet steer you clear of all
before youre much older, may you hear much better toasts than
May your neighbors respect you, Trouble neglect you, The angels protect you, And heaven accept you.
May your pockets be heavy and your heart be
light, may good luck pursue you each morning and night.
May your troubles be as few and as far apart as my Grandmothers teeth.