Thoughts: St. Patrick’s Day

 

THOUGHTS
by
JUST GENE
about
SAINT PAT’S DAY

 

FROM MARTIN HINTZ – “IRISH WIT AND WISDOM”

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PROVERBS
May you have the hindsight to know where you’ve been and the foresight to know where you’re going and the insight to know when you’re going too far.
Firelight will not let you read fine stories, but it’s warm and you won’t see the dust on the floor.
Where the tongue slips, it speaks the truth.
An old broom knows the dirty corners best.
TOASTS
May you have warm words on a cold evening, a full moon on a dark night, and a smooth road all the way to your door.
May the roof above us never fall in, and may we friends gathered below never fall out.
These things I warmly wish for you – someone to love, some work to do, a bit o’sun, a bit o’cheer, and a guardian angel always near.
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QUOTES
To be happy’s to be wise. – George Ogle
Patriotism!  There is magic in the word.  It is bliss to repeat it. – Archbishop John Ireland
I have always been a strong, opinionated, thought woman.- Maureen O’Hara
How can there be too much Irishness.- Tom Bruno, Theater Professor
The gloomy way is brightened when we walk with those we love.- J. O’Donovan Rossa
Any place with stout on tap can’t be all that bad.- Malcolm McDowell Woods, Journalist
Despite what you have heard, Guinness is not a meal.- Mike Danahy, Journalist
My Mother Dear.  There was a place in childhood that I remember well, and there a voice of sweetest tone bright fairy-tales did tell, and gentle words and fond embrace were giv’n with joy to me, when I was in that happy place – upon my mother’s knee.- Samuel Lover
There’s many a dry eye at a moneylender’s funeral. – A Cork Resident
Let’s have mirth while time we have … George Ogle

 

A Guinness Legacy. 
The Guinness family, the noted Irish brewers, regularly contributed to the renovation of St. Patrick’s Cathedral over the years.  It is therefore interesting to note that a monument to Sir Benjamin Guinness’s daughter stands under a stained glass window bearing the words, “I was thirsty and ye gave me drink.”