irish Quotes

Quotes from irish authors


Oscar Wilde 588 quotes
Edmund Burke 152 quotes
Jonathan Swift 108 quotes


Famous irish quotes
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars. Oscar Wilde, dramatist
  • goals

To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. Oscar Wilde, dramatist
  • Life

Anybody can sympathise with the sufferings of a friend, but it requires a very fine nature to sympathise with a friend's success. Oscar Wilde, dramatist
  • symphatise

Hardships often prepare ordinary people for an extraordinary destiny. C.S. Lewis, novelist
  • destiny

Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything. George Bernard Shaw, dramatist
  • Change


The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the grandest intention. Oscar Wilde, dramatist
  • intention

Music can change the world because it can change people. Bono, musician
  • music

A kind heart, an open mind, a willing body and a loving spirit make a powerful person. Susan McCann, singer
  • personality

Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things that give value to survival. C.S. Lewis, novelist
  • Friends

People who express suicidal feelings are least likely to act on them. Sinead O'Connor, musician
  • act

How we treat people and affect their lives for the good is the true wealth that we accrue in life. Susan McCann, singer
  • treat

Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much. Oscar Wilde, dramatist
  • enemies

Give generously, love warmly, act with integrity, and the world will be your friend Susan McCann, singer
  • give

Life is a journey that must be traveled no matter how bad the roads and accommodations. Oliver Goldsmith, poet
  • Travel

Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail Better. Samuel Beckett, playwright
  • motivational

Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious. Oscar Wilde, dramatist
  • patriotism

Shape your world by doing a kind deed for a different person everyday. Susan McCann, singer
  • kindness

Experience is merely the name men gave to their mistakes. Oscar Wilde, dramatist
  • experience

True friends stab you in the front. Oscar Wilde, dramatist
  • Friends

Art provides the language we need to appreciate life. Oscar Wilde, dramatist
  • life

Great leaders encourage and enable others to become great. Susan McCann, singer
  • leaders

A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest. C.S. Lewis, novelist
  • books

The Christian does not think God will love us because we are good, but that God will make us good because He loves us. C.S. Lewis, novelist
  • christianity

Vain, very vain is my search to find; that happiness which only centers in the mind. Oliver Goldsmith, poet
  • Mind

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. Oscar Wilde, dramatist
  • attributed

The old believe everything; the middle aged suspect everything, and the young know everything. Oscar Wilde, dramatist
  • Belief

The pure and simple truth is rarely pure and never simple. Oscar Wilde, dramatist
  • Truth

May you live every day of your life. Jonathan Swift, writer
  • Life

A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out. George Bernard Shaw, dramatist
  • Fellowship

Superstition is the religion of feeble minds. Edmund Burke, statesman
  • Superstition

It is absurd to divide people into good and bad. People are either charming or tedious. Oscar Wilde, dramatist
  • People

Memory is the diary that we all carry about with us. Oscar Wilde, dramatist
  • Memory

If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world. C.S. Lewis, novelist
  • god

To gain that which is worth having, it may be necessary to lose everything else. Bernadette Devlin, politician
  • Sacrifice

The books that the world calls immoral are the books that show the world its own shame. Oscar Wilde, dramatist
  • Reading

Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance. Oscar Wilde, dramatist
  • Men

Life is too important to be taken seriously. Oscar Wilde, dramatist
  • Identity

Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live, it is asking others to live as one wishes to live. Oscar Wilde, dramatist
  • Selfishness

The heart was made to be broken. Oscar Wilde, dramatist
  • heartbreak

One enemy can do more hurt than ten friends can do good. Jonathan Swift, writer
  • Enemy

The only difference between the saint and the sinner is that every saint has a past, and every sinner has a future. Oscar Wilde, dramatist
  • Sin

No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear. C.S. Lewis, novelist
  • Grief

If you are not too long, I will wait here for you all my life. Oscar Wilde, dramatist
  • Loyalty

Hatred is the coward's revenge for being intimidated. George Bernard Shaw, dramatist
  • Hate

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others whenever they go. Oscar Wilde, dramatist
  • Happiness

Wisdom and deep intelligence require an honest appreciation of mystery. Thomas Moore, poet
  • appreciation

The joy in life is to be used for a purpose. I want to be used up when I die. George Bernard Shaw, dramatist
  • Joy

Lots of people act well, but few people talk well. This shows that talking is the more difficult of the two. Oscar Wilde, dramatist
  • Speeches

Those who know the least obey the best. George Farquhar, dramatist
  • Obedience

No great artist ever sees things as they really are, if he did he would cease to be an artist. Oscar Wilde, dramatist
  • Art


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