6 Inspiring Irish Quotes

For St. Patrick’s Day, enjoy these inspiring proverbs and quotes from acclaimed Irish writers.

For St. Patrick’s Day, enjoy these inspiring proverbs and quotes from acclaimed Irish writers.

Frank McCourt Quote: You might be poor, your shoes might be broken, but your mind is a palace… It’s lovely to know that the world can’t interfere with the inside of your head.

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“You might be poor, your shoes might be broken, but your mind is a palace… It’s lovely to know that the world can’t interfere with the inside of your head.”

—Frank McCourt, Angela’s Ashes


Irish Proverb: Your feet will bring you where your heart is.

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“Your feet will bring you where your heart is.”

—Irish Proverb

John Butler Yeats Quote: And happiness…what is it? I say it is neither virtue nor pleasure, nor this thing nor that, but simply growth. We are happy when we are growing.

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“And happiness…what is it? I say it is neither virtue nor pleasure, nor this thing nor that, but simply growth. We are happy when we are growing.”

—John Butler Yeats


Colum McCann quote: The world spins. We stumble on. It is enough.

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“The world spins. We stumble on. It is enough.”

—Colum McCann


Jonathan Swift quote: A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart.

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“A wise man should have money in his head, but not in his heart.”

—Jonathan Swift


George Bernard Shaw quote: Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds, cannot change anything.

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“Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds, cannot change anything.”

—George Bernard Shaw

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