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Oliver Goldsmith
When any one of our relations was found to be a person of a very bad character, a troublesome guest, or one we desired to get rid of, upon his leaving my house I ever took care to lend him a riding-coat, or a pair of boots, or sometimes a horse of small value, and I always had the satisfaction of finding he never came back to return them.

Chicago Mayor Richard Daley
No man is an Ireland.

Oliver Goldsmith
Let schoolmasters puzzle their brain,
With grammar, and nonsense, and learning.
Good liquor, I stoutly maintain,
Gives genius a better discerning.

Danny McGoorty
One of the worst things that can happen in life is to win a bet on a horse at an early age.
Notes: Irish Pool Player

Richard Harris
They'd go to the opening of an envelope. Any big occasion, they're always there. Anything for exposure. We can do without them.
Actors are unimportant.
Notes: on actors

George Bernard Shaw
Americans adore me and will go on adoring me until I say something nice about them.

Austin O'Malley
An Irishman can be worried by the consciousness that there is nothing to worry about.

Sean O'Casey
That's the Irish people all over - they treat a joke as a serious thing, and a serious thing as a joke.

P. J. O'Rourke
You know your children are growing up when they stop asking you where they came from and refuse to tell you where they're going.

Oscar Wilde
After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations.

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