Maybe it's bred in the bone, but the sound of pipes is a little bit of heaven to some of us.
Had you English not persecuted the Catholics in Ireland ... the greatest number of them would before now have become Protestants.
Work is the curse of the drinking class.
We Irish are too poetical to be poets; we are a nation of brilliant failures, but we are the greatest talkers since the Greeks.
It is better to spend money like there's no tomorrow, than to spend tonight like there's no money.
The Irish are not in a conspiracy to cheat the world by false representations of the merits of their countrymen. No, Sir; the Irish are FAIR PEOPLE; they never speak well of one another.
|Sir John Pentland Mahaffy
In Ireland the inevitable never happens and the unexpected constantly occurs.
The curse of the Irish is not that they don't know the words to a song -- it's that they know them all.
On she went, and her maiden smile
In safety lighted her round the Green Isle;
And blest forever was she who relied
Upon Erin's honor and Erin's pride.
|William Butler Yeats
A statesman is an easy man, he tells his lies by rote.
A journalist invents his lies, and rams them down your throat.
So stay at home and drink your beer and let the neighbors vote.
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