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NOTE:  Some of the quotes on this page were submitted to me by visitors, and not all have been verified for original source or wording. I'm working hard to confirm everything, but in the meantime please be aware of the possibility for errors.  —ღ Terri, March 2021

May you get to Heaven a half hour before the Devil knows you're dead.  ~Irish Proverb

May you live all the days of your life.  ~Irish blessing, also attributed to Jonathan Swift

A sunbeam to warm you,
A moonbeam to charm you,
A sheltering angel, so nothing can harm you.
~Irish Blessing

May you live as long as you are fit to live, but no longer! or, may you rather die before you cease to be fit to live than after!  ~Philip Dormer Stanhope, 1749

May the sun shine, all day long,
everything go right, and nothing wrong.
May those you love bring love back to you,
and may all the wishes you wish come true!
~Irish Blessing

May the devil chase you every day of your life and never catch you.  ~Irish Toast

May God grant you many years to live,
For sure He must be knowing
The earth has angels all too few
And Heaven is overflowing.
~Irish Blessing

May the holes in your net be no larger than the fish in it.  ~Irish Blessing

May those that love us, love us.
And those that don't love us,
May God turn their hearts.
And if He doesn't turn their hearts,
May He turn their ankles
So we will know them by their limping.
~Irish Blessing

May you have warm words on a cool evening, a full moon on a dark night, and a smooth road all the way to your door.  ~Irish Toast

A little bit of sunshine
And the mellow of the moon,
Then the silver dust of starshine,
With the perfumed breath of June,
And the glisten of the skyways
Through their endless lanes of blue:
That's my wish for thee and thy days,
And I'm praying 'twill come true.
~W. Dayton Wegefarth (1885–1973), "A Bit o' Heaven," Rainbow Verse: A Book of Helpful Sunny Philosophy, 1919

May brooks and trees and singing hills
Join in the chorus too,
And every gentle wind that blows
Send happiness to you.
~Irish Blessing

As you slide down the banister of life, may the splinters never point your way. ~Author unknown, c.1948

May your thoughts be as glad as the shamrocks
May your heart be as light as a song
May each day bring you bright
Happy hours that stay with you all the year long.
~Irish Blessing

May the blessing of Light be on you, light without and light within... ~Irish blessing

May you live to be a hundred years
With one extra year to repent.
~Author Unknown

Happy are we met,
Happy have we been,
Happy may we part,
Happy meet again.
~"Toasts and Sentiments," The Goldfinch: or, New Modern Songster. Being a Select Collection of the Most Admired and Favourite Scots and English Songs, Cantatas, &c., 1782

May all your troubles last as long as your New Year's resolutions.  ~Joey Adams

May you always have walls for the winds,
a roof for the rain, tea beside the fire,
laughter to cheer you, those you love near you,
and all your heart might desire.
~Irish Blessing

May you always have work for your hands to do.
May your pockets hold always a coin or two.
May the sun shine bright on your windowpane.
May the rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
May the hand of a friend always be near you.
And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
~Irish Blessing

May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light,
May good luck pursue you each morning and night.
~Irish Blessing

Let all thy joys be as the month of May,
And all thy days be as a marriage day.
~Francis Quarles

May you live as long as you want,
And never want as long as you live.
~Irish Blessing

May flowers always line your path and sunshine light your day.
May songbirds serenade you every step along the way.
May a rainbow run beside you in a sky that's always blue.
And may happiness fill your heart each day your whole life through.
~Irish Blessing

Here's a sigh to those who love me,
And a smile to those who hate;
And, whatever sky's above me,
Here's a heart for every fate.
~George Gordon, Lord Byron, "To Thomas Moore"

To the lamp of love:  may it burn brightest in the darkest hours and never flicker in the winds of trial.  ~Author Unknown

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