7 Great Literature Toasts for St. Paddy’s Day

Erin Go Braugh! Here are 6 great toasts from literature to start off your St. Paddy’s day celebration…

[Gathered by William Kenney]


“Think where man’s glory most begins and ends, and say my glory was I had such friends.”
― William Butler Yeats


“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien


 “Too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.”
― Mark Twain


“Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.” 
― Ernest Hemingway


“The water was not fit to drink. To make it palatable, we had to add whiskey. By diligent effort, I learned to like it.”
― Winston Churchill


“Love makes the world go round? Not at all. Whiskey makes it go round twice as fast.”
― Compton MacKenzie


Man being reasonable must get drunk; The best of life is but intoxication; Glory, the grape, love, gold – in these are sunk – The hopes of all men and of every nation.
― Lord Byron

And here are two musical toasts as a bonus:


“I feel sorry for people who don’t drink. When they wake up in the morning, that’s as good as they’re going to feel all day.”
― Dean Martin


“I don’t have a drinking problem ‘Cept when I can’t get a drink.”
― Tom Waits


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