New Year Toasts
A health to you, A wealth to you, And the best that life can
give to you.
As you slide down the banisters of life, may the splinters
never point the wrong way. (Irish toast)
|For a quart of Ale is a dish for a King.
(Shakespeare "A Winter's Tale")
Good day, good health, good cheer, good night!
Here's a toast to all who are here
Here’s to a long life and a merry one
No matter where you're from
May the best day you have seen
Be worse than your worst to come.
A quick death and an easy one
A pretty girl and an honest one
A cold beer and another one!
(old Irish toast)
Here's to Eternity, may we spend it in as good company as this
night finds us.
I used to know a clever toast
Here's to our friends, and the strength to put up with them.
Here's to Prohibiton, may it continue to reduce the number of
men who think they can sing.
Here's to us all, God bless us every one!
(Tiny Tim's toast from A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens)
Horn, corn, wool, and yarn!
(Agricultural toast formerly proposed at farming and other dinners in North
I have taken more out of alcohol than alcohol has taken out
But now I cannot think it
So fill your glass to anything
And damn your souls, I'll drink it!
Love to one, friendship to many, and good will to all.
Is very drear
Up with the glass
Down with the beer!
May the clouds in your life form only a background for a
May the friends of our youth be the companions of our old age.
May the morning of prosperity shine on the evening of
May the sunshine of comfort dispel the clouds of despair.
May we live to learn well, and learn to live well.
May you live as long as you want,
and never want as long as
(Traditional Irish Toast)
May you never lie, cheat, or drink.
But if you must lie, lie in each other's arms.
If you must cheat, cheat death.
And if you must drink, drink with all of us
because we love you.
May your life be as beautiful as a summer day, with just
enough clouds to make you appreciate the sunshine.
The Lord gives our relatives,
Thank God we can choose our friends.
May your nets always be full
Your pockets never empty
May your horse not cast a shoe
Or the devil look at you
In the year that lies ahead!
Success to the lover, honor to the brave, health to the sick,
and freedom to the slave.
To better times and a speedy calm to the storms of life.