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.
Let schoolmasters puzzle their brain,
With grammar, and nonsense, and learning.
Good liquor, I stoutly maintain,
Gives genius a better discerning.
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
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.
An Irishman can be worried by the consciousness that there is nothing to worry about.
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.
After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one's own relations.
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