45 St. Patrick's Day quotes that are solid gold

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St. Patrick's Day falls on Friday, March 17 this year.

With any luck (yep, pun intended), you'll be celebrating shamrocks and leprechauns by throwing back a green pint of ale while singing "When Irish Eyes are Smiling" with the crew.

If your annual tradition falls more in line with playing St. Patty's Day games with the kids, then that's just fine too.

No matter what you do, make sure to share it on Instagram with one of these St. Patrick's Day quotes to commemorate the occasion.

To help inspire you, we've rounded up some of our favorites like "It's not easy being green," a short but beloved quote from none other than Kermit the Frog.

There are also funny St. Patty's Day quotes from famous Irish celebrities including Conan O'Brien, Ryan Reynolds and Niall Horan.

And since it's a holiday dedicated to honoring the Irish, we'd be remiss if we didn't throw in the traditional Irish Blessing, the one that begins with "May the road rise to meet you," along with a bunch of other meaningful quotes about life and luck.

Whichever St. Patrick's Day quote you choose, it's sure to be as good as a pot o' gold.

Short Irish quotes

  • "You can take a man out of Ireland, but you can’t take the Irishness out of the man.” — Tyson Fury

  • “Ireland, once you live there, you’re seduced by it.” — Frank McCourt

  • “It’s not easy being green.” — Kermit the Frog, “Bein’ Green”

  • “Ah, faeries, dancing under the moon. A Druid land, a Druid tune!” ― William Butler Yeats, “To Ireland in the Coming Times”

  • “You never know what worse luck your bad luck has saved you from.” — Cormac McCarthy, “No Country for Old Men”

  • “To be Irish is to know that in the end, the world will break your heart.” ― Daniel Patrick Moynihan

St. Patrick's Day Quotes: It's not easy being green. - Kermit the Frog (TODAY Illustration)
St. Patrick's Day Quotes: It's not easy being green. - Kermit the Frog (TODAY Illustration)
  • “The heart of an Irishman is nothing but his imagination.”― George Bernard Shaw

  • “Ireland is a land of poets and legends, of dreamers and rebels.” — Nora Roberts

  • "Luck be a lady tonight.” — Frank Sinatra

  • “I’m looking for someone to share in an adventure ...” — J.R.R. Tolkien, “The Hobbit”

  • “When it comes to luck you make your own.” — Bruce Springsteen, “Lucky Town”

  • “When I see a rainbow, I know that someone, somewhere loves me.” — Anthony T. Hincks

  • “Even when they have nothing, the Irish emit a kind of happiness, a joy.” — Fiona Shaw

  • “Up the airy mountain / Down the rushy glen/ We daren’t go a-hunting / For fear of little men." ― William Allingham, "The Fairies"

  • “I’ll not rest till I have me gold. Curse this well that me soul shall dwell, till I find me magic that breaks me spell.” — Leprechaun, “Leprechaun”

  • “Whether it’s St. Patrick’s Day or not, everyone has a little luck o’ the Irish in them.” — Laura Sommers

  • “Being Irish is very much a part of who I am. I take it everywhere with me.” —Colin Farrell

  • “Luck is believing you’re lucky.” —Tennessee Williams, “A Streetcar Named Desire”

Funny Irish Quotes

St. Patrick's Day Quotes - “Do you think anybody knows that I’m Irish?” —Niall Horan (TODAY Illustration)
St. Patrick's Day Quotes - “Do you think anybody knows that I’m Irish?” —Niall Horan (TODAY Illustration)
  • “Most Irish Americans feel the same way about St. Patrick’s Day that Italian Americans feel about Jersey Shore.” — Jim Gaffigan

  • “I adore the St. Patrick’s Day tradition of fighting your whole family on the front lawn after sundown.” — Ryan Reynolds

  • “That’s right, there’s free beer in Irish paradise. Everyone’s jealous.” — Kevin Hearne, “Hammered”

  • “​​Irish History Fact: We invented whiskey, sarcasm & bare knuckle brawling. All on the same night. In that order.” — Denis Leary

  • “The shamrock is a religious symbol. St. Patrick said the leaves represented the trinity: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. That’s why four leaf clovers are so lucky, you get a bonus Jesus.” — Stephen Colbert

  • “Everybody is Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, but if your name is Eisenhower, you’ve got to wear something green to show it.” — Dwight D. Eisenhower

  • “I will tell you, my body immediately responds to being in Ireland because every single cell in my body says yes.” — Conan O’Brien

  • “Do you think anybody knows that I’m Irish?” — Niall Horan

  • “They say there are only two kinds of people on St. Patrick’s Day: the Irish, and the people that drive them home.” — Conan O’Brien

  • “#StPatricksDay + Friday = AA.” — Jim Gaffigan

  • “If you’re Irish, it doesn’t matter where you go — you’ll find family.” — Victoria Smurfit

  • “There are only two classes of people — the Irish and those who wish they were Irish.” — Therese Duffy

  • “Irish History Timeline: potatoes whiskey poetry potatoes whisky music fistfights whisky NO POTATOES! potatoes whisky JFK whiskey potatoes U2.” — Denis Leary

  • “Tomorrow, I will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day as I always do: by drinking until ‘Finnegan’s Wake’ makes sense.” — Stephen Colbert

  • “If you’ve ever been to Ireland for St. Patrick’s Day, it’s sexy there. I mean, St. Patrick is the saint of getting it on.” — Will Ferrell

  • “It’s St. Paddy’s Day, everyone’s Irish tonight. Why don’t you just pull up a stool and have a drink with us?” — Murphy MacManus, “The Boondock Saints”

Irish Quotes about life

  • “May the road rise to meet you, May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face, The rains fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, May God hold you in the palm of his hand.” — Author Unknown, "Irish Blessing"

  • “When Irish eyes are smiling, sure, ‘tis like the morn in spring. In the lilt of Irish laughter, you can hear the angels sing.” ― Bing Crosby, “When Irish Eyes are Smiling”

  • “To anyone with a drop of Irish blood in them the land they live on is like their mother. It’s the only thing that lasts, that’s worth working for, that’s worth fighting for.” — Alexandra Ripley, “Scarlett”

St. Patrick's Day Quotes - “Luck is believing you’re lucky.” —Tennessee Williams,
St. Patrick's Day Quotes - “Luck is believing you’re lucky.” —Tennessee Williams,
  • “When Irish hearts are happy, all the world seems bright and gay. And when Irish eyes are smiling, sure, they steal your heart away.” ― Bing Crosby, “When Irish Eyes are Smiling”

  • “O Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling. From glen to glen and down the mountainside. The summer’s gone and all the roses falling, ‘Tis you, ‘tis you must go and I must bide.” — Andy Williams, “Danny Boy”

  • "When anyone asks me about the Irish character, I say look at the trees. Maimed, stark and misshapen, but ferociously tenacious.” — Edna O’Brien

  • "The reason so many people never get anywhere in life is because when opportunity knocks, they are out in the backyard looking for four-leaf clovers.” ― Walter P. Chrysler

  • “If you overvalue the uncommon, you spoil the uncommon and it begins to think of itself as something very precious! Don’t forget, a three-leaf clover is as valuable as the five-leaf-clover!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan

  • “To absent friends, lost loves, old gods, and the season of mists; and may each and every one of us always give the devil his due.” ― Neil Gaiman, “The Sandman Vol. 4: Season of Mists”

  • “All that is gold does not glitter, Not all those who wander are lost; The old that is strong does not wither, Deep root are not reached by the frost.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien, “The Fellowship of the Ring”

  • “Don’t turn around. Don’t look back. Keep moving forward. Keep pushing. The pot of gold is at the end of the rainbow, not the beginning.” ― Ziad K. Abdelnour

This article was originally published on TODAY.com