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Whether on the scaffold high Or on the battle-field we die, Oh, what matter, when for Erin dear we fall. (Quote by - T.D. Sullivan)

When Erin first rose from the dark-swelling flood, God blessed the green island, he saw it was good. The Emerald of Europe, it sparkled and shone In the ring of this world, the most precious stone. (Quote by - Dr. William Drennan)

The groves of Blarney They look so charming Down by the purling Of sweet, silent brooks. (Quote by - Richard Alfred Milliken)

There is a stone there, That whoever kisses, Oh! he never misses To grow eloquent. 'Tis he may clamber To a lady's chamber Or become a member Of Parliament. (Quote by - Father Prout)

There's a dear little plant that grows in our isle, 'Twas St. Patrick himself sure that set it; And the sun on his labor with pleasure did smile, And with dew from his eye often wet it. It thrives through the bog, through the brake, and the mireland; And he called it the dear little shamrock of Ireland-- The sweet little shamrock, the dear little shamrock, The sweet little, green little, shamrock of Ireland! (Quote by - Andrew Cherry)

Dear Erin, how sweetly thy green bosom rises! An emerald set in the ring of the sea. Each blade of thy meadows my faithful heart prizes, Thou queen of the west, the world's cushla ma chree. (Quote by - John Philpot Curran)

Among the best traitors Ireland has ever had, Mother Church ranks at the very top, a massive obstacle in the path to equality and freedom. She has been a force for conservatism... to ward off threats to her own security and influence. (Quote by - Bernadette Devlin)

Th' an'am an Dhia, but there it is-- The dawn on the hills of Ireland. God's angels lifting the night's black veil From the fair sweet face of my sireland! O Ireland, isn't it grand, you look Like a bride in her rich adornin', And with all the pent up love of my heart I bid you the top of the morning. (Quote by - John Locke)

We are no petty people. We are one of the great stocks of Burke; we are the people of Swift, the people of Emmet, the people of Parnell. We have created most of the modern literature of this country. We have created the best of its political intelligence. (Quote by - William Butler Yeats)

For dear is the Emerald Isle of the ocean, Whose daughters are fair as the foam of the wave, Whose sons unaccustom'd to rebel commotion, Tho' joyous, are sober--tho' peaceful, are brave. (Quote by - Horace Smith and James Smith)

Arm of Erin, prove strong, but be gentle as brave, And, uplifted to strike, still be ready to save; Not one feeling of vengeance presume to defile The cause or the men of the Emerald Isle. (Quote by - Dr. William Drennan)

For the great Gaels of Ireland / Are the men that God made mad, / For all their wars are merry, / And all their songs are sad. (Quote by - G. K. Chesterton)

Long life to you, a wet mouth, and death in Ireland. (Quote by - Irish)

Old Dublin City there is no doubtin' Bates every city upon the say. 'Tis there you'd hear O'Connell spoutin' And Lady Morgan making tay. For 'tis the capital of the finest nation, With charmin' pisintry upon a fruitful sod, Fightin' like devils for conciliation, And hatin' each other for the Love of God. (Quote by - John Kells Ingram)

Every Irishman has a potatoe in his head. (Quote by - A.W. Hare and J.C. Hare)

There is no language like the Irish for soothing and quieting. (Quote by - John Millington Synge)

We may have bad weather in Ireland, but the sun shines in the hearts of the people and that keeps us all warm. (Quote by - Marianne Williamson)

There came to the beach a poor Exile of Erin, The dew on his thin robe was heavy and chill; For his country he sigh'd, when at twilight repairing. To wander along by the wind-beaten hill. But the day star attracted his eyes' sad devotion, For it rose o'er his own native isle of the ocean, Where once in the fire of his youthful emotion He sang the bold anthem of Erin-go-bragh. (Quote by - Thomas Campbell)

When anyone asks me about the Irish character, I say look at the trees. Maimed, stark and misshapen, but ferociously tenacious. (Quote by - Richard Alfred Milliken)

An Irishman's heart is nothing but his imagination. (Quote by - George Bernard Shaw)

Eternal is the fact that the human creature born in Ireland and brought up in its air is Irish. I have lived for twenty years in Ireland and for seventy-two in England; but the twenty came first and in Britain I am still a foreigner and shall die one. (Quote by - George Bernard Shaw)

O, love is the soul of a true Irishman; He loves all that's lovely, loves all that he can, With his sprig of shillelagh and shamrock so green. (Quote by - John Locke)

When I told the people of Northern Ireland that I was an atheist, a woman in the audience stood up and said,Yes, but is it the God of the Catholics or the God of the Protestants in whom you don't believe? (Quote by - Quentin Crisp)

Geographically, Ireland is a medium-sized rural island that is slowly but steadily being consumed by sheep. (Quote by - Dave Barry)

If one could only teach the English how to talk, and the Irish how to listen, society would be quite civilized. (Quote by - John Millington Synge)


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