The world is full of quotes. Quotes from authors, stories, famous people, and, of course, the Irish. Here are some quotes to ponder as you celebrate St. Paddy's Day on Saturday.

Here are 5 of our favorite Irish quotes and some of the meanings behind them.


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    Steve Byland, Thinkstock

    "He Drove The Snakes Out Of The Minds Of Men, Snakes Of Superstition And Brutality And Cruelty" - Arthur Brisbane

    Mr. Brisbane is referencing some of the stories about St. Patrick and how he drove away all the snakes in Ireland. Mr. Brisbane, in an editorial, states that St. Patrick not only scared away literal snakes but also accomplished the feat of scaring away imaginary snakes in people's minds as well.

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    "A Best Friend Is Like A Four-Leaf Clover: Hard To Find And Lucky To Have" - Unknown

    I think it goes without saying, although I will say, that this great Irish quote about friends means that finding that BFF is not an easy task, but if you do manage to find one, you're a pretty lucky gal or guy! Much like finding a four-leaf clover.

  • Charles McQuillan, Getty Images
    Charles McQuillan, Getty Images

    "The List Of Irish Saints Is Past Counting; But In It All No Other Figure Is So Human, Friendly, And Lovable As St. Patrick"

    Journalist Stephen Qwynn is basically stating that among all of the popular Irish saints, there is none so loved and popular like St. Patrick.

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    Michael Buckner, Getty Images

    "It Is Better To Spend Money Like There's No Tomorrow Than To Spend Tonight Like There's No Money" - P.J. O'Rourke

    The American journalist, P.J. O'Rourke, nailed it when he quoted this quote. It's better to enjoy the moment and not worry excessively about the future. However, tomorrow you may not feel your greatest about spending all that cash on drinks. But for tonight, have fun!

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    "St. Patrick - One Of The Few Saints Whose Feast Day Presents The Opportunity To Get Determinedly Whacked...Acting Irish"

    Using the word whacked as a way to say 'getting drunk', determinedly meaning 'with a strong desire', and guise as 'pretense', American teacher and journalist Charles M. Madigan is stating that St. Patrick's Day is used by many as just another excuse to drink and get drunk by convincing themselves or by saying that they are Irish.

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