Famous Irish Sayings: Show Your Irish Side With the Best-Known Sayings about Ireland!

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Our Top 10 Famous Irish Sayings

Famous Saying #1:

"We have always found the Irish to be a bit odd. They refuse to be English!"

- Winston Churchill

Famous Saying #2:

"The Irish are one people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever."

- Sigmund Freud.

Famous Saying #3:

God invented whiskey to keep the Irish from ruling the world!" 

- Anonymous

Famous Saying #4: 

"A trout in the pot is better than a salmon in the sea!"

- Anonymous

Famous Saying #5:

"If you're lucky enough to be Irish, you're lucky enough!"

- Anonymous

Famous Saying #6:

"The branch lives on the hedge, tho' the hand that planted it be dead."

- An old Gaelic saying, reminding us that our deeds live on after we're gone.

Famous Saying #7:

"All great truths begin as blasphemies."

- George Bernard Shaw

Famous Saying #8:

"A good man loves his sweetheart most, his wife best, and his mother longest."

- Irish proverb

Famous Saying #9:

May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light.  May good luck pursue you each morning and night!"

- Irish Proverb

Famous Saying #10:

"Work is the curse of the drinking class."

- Oscar Wilde

... and there you have it. Our Top 10 famous sayings from or about Ireland.

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