The Irish don't know what they want and are prepared to fight to the death to get it
Well, the Irish aren't much into showing affection. There was crisis when we were wiped out in the Depression and my father went into the gloom. But surely in the years when I was an adolescent during the war years, there was, I would say, a rebirth of affection there.
Chicago Mayor Richard Daley
No man is an Ireland.
John Millington Synge
There is no language like the Irish for soothing and quieting.
A quarrel is like buttermilk: once it's out of the churn, the more you shake it, the more sour it grows.
G. K. Chesterton
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.
John Kells Ingram
The dust of some is Irish earth,
Among their own they rest.
May the roof above us never fall in.
And may the friends gathered below it never fall out.
May the enemies of Ireland never meet a friend.
Don't mourn for me now
Don't mourn for me never
I'm going to do nothing
For ever and ever.