44 Catchy Irish Slogans and Mottos

Ireland is known for many things to include beer and shamrocks. However, numerous of technological advances and interesting slogans can be attributed to their culture and nation. The following catalog is a list of unique Irish slogans that are both entertaining and amusing to pass along.

A good laugh and a long sleep are the two best cures.
A man may live after losing his life but not after losing his honor.
Better be sparing at first than at last.
Better good manners than good looks.
Better the trouble that follows death than the trouble that follows shame.
Forgetting a debt doesn’t mean it’s paid.
Here’s to a long life and a merry one. A quick death and an easy one. A pretty girl and an honest one. A cold pint and another one!
Here’s to me, and here’s to you. And here’s to love and laughter. I’ll be true as long as you. And not one moment after.
Here’s to women’s kisses, and to whiskey, amber clear. Not as sweet as a woman’s kiss, but a darn sight more sincere!
Honey is sweet, but don’t lick it off a briar.
If it’s drowning you’re after, don’t torment yourself with shallow water.
If you buy what you don’t need you might have to sell what you do.
If you come up in this world be sure not to go down in the next.
If you want praise, die. If you want blame, marry.
If you’re enough lucky to be Irish… You’re lucky enough!
It is better to spend money like there’s no tomorrow than to spend tonight like there’s no money!
It is more difficult to maintain honor than to become prosperous.
It is often that a person’s mouth broke his nose.
It’s easy to halve the potato where there’s love.
Lie down with dogs and you’ll rise with fleas.
Lose an hour in the morning and you’ll be looking for it all day.
May misfortune follow you the rest of your life, and never catch up.
May neighbors respect you, trouble neglect you, the angels protect you, and Heaven accept you.
May the luck of the Irish be with you!
May the roof above you never fall in, and those gathered beneath it never fall out.
May you always have a clean shirt, a clear conscience, and enough coins in your pocket to buy a pint!
May you be poor in misfortune, rich in blessings, slow to make enemies and quick to make friends. And may you know nothing but happiness from this day forward.
May you get all your wishes but one, so that you will always have something to strive for!
May you have food and raiment, a soft pillow for your head. May you be forty years in heaven before the devil knows you’re dead.
May you have the hindsight to know where you’ve been, the foresight to know where you are going, and the insight to know when you have gone too far.
May you live as long as you want and never want as long as you live.
May you live to be 100 years, with one extra year to repent.
May your heart be light and happy, may your smile be big and wide, and may your pockets always have a coin or two inside!
May your home always be too small to hold all your friends.
May your thoughts be as glad as the shamrocks. May your heart be as light as a song. May each day bring you bright, happy hours that stay with you all the year long.
Pity him who makes an opinion a certainty.
Seeing is believing, but feeling is the God’s own truth.
The older the fiddle the sweeter the tune.
There are only two kinds of people in the world, the Irish and those who wish they were.
Where the tongue slips, it speaks the truth.
Who keeps his tongue keeps his friends.
You must take the little potato with the big potato.
You’ll never plough a field by turning it over in your mind.
You’ve got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your father was.

The Irish were the inventors of some of the most renown technologies. John Joly County Offaly was the inventor of not only color photography but also radiotherapy for cancer treatment as seen today. Soda water and the armored tank originated from Ireland dating back to the 19th and early 20th centuries. More interesting inventions that came from the Irish can be found in the infographic below.

Top Inventions Made From the Irish

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