Ireland And The Irish Quotes

Ireland And The Irish Quotes by Edwin Hubbel Chapin, Edna O’Brien, Seamus Heaney, Gerry Adams, Abraham Lincoln, Jonathan Swift and many others.

Every action of our lives touches on some chord that wi

Every action of our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity.
Edwin Hubbel Chapin
When anyone asks me about the Irish character, I say look at the trees. Maimed, stark and misshapen, but ferociously tenacious.
Edna O’Brien
Whether it be a matter of personal relations within a marriage or political initiatives within a peace process, there is no sure-fire do-it-yourself kit.
Seamus Heaney
Hugging trees has a calming effect on me. I’m talking about enormous trees that will be there when we are all dead and gone. I’ve hugged trees in every part of this little island.
Gerry Adams
You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.
Abraham Lincoln
May you live all the days of your life.
Jonathan Swift
Critics are like eunuchs in a harem; they know how it’s done, they’ve seen it done every day, but they’re unable to do it themselves.
Brendan Behan
I had that stubborn streak, the Irish in me I guess.
Gregory Peck
Beware of the man whose God is in the skies.
George Bernard Shaw
If it was raining soup, the Irish would go out with forks.
Brendan Behan
The great Gaels of Ireland are the men that God made mad, For all their wars are merry, and all their songs are sad.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
Why should Ireland be treated as a geographical fragment of England – Ireland is not a geographical fragment, but a nation.
Charles Stewart Parnell
When Irish eyes are smiling, watch your step.
Gerald Kersh
You cannot conquer Ireland; you cannot extinguish the Irish passion for freedom. If our deed has not been sufficient to win freedom, then our children will win it by a better deed.
Patrick Pearse
The Irish do not want anyone to wish them well; they want everyone to wish their enemies ill.
Harold Nicolson
Dublin university contains the cream of Ireland: Rich and thick.
Samuel Beckett
Eternal is the fact that the human creature born in Ireland and brought up in its air is Irish. I have lived for twenty years in Ireland and for seventy-two in England; but the twenty came first and in Britain I am still a foreigner and shall die one.
George Bernard Shaw