Favorite Toasts from Favorite Hosts
Wherever [Eve] was, there was Eden.
~ Mark Twain’s Diary of Adam and Eve
Pay no attention to what critics say. There has never been set up a statue in honor of a critic.
~ Joyce Gibb
Far better is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to take rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, for they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.
~ Theadore Roosevelt
Do all the good you can, by all the means you can, in all the ways you can, in all the places you can, to all the people you can, as long as you can
~ John Wesley, English theologian
Do more than exist, live.
Do more than touch, feel.
Do more than look, observe.
Do more than read, absorb.
Do more than hear, listen.
Do more than think, ponder.
Do more than talk, say something.
May you live as long as you want, but never want as long as you live.
~ Sheila Murray Bethel (Irish toast)
Amore, salud, dinero, y tiempo para gustarle-love, health, money, and time to enjoy it
~ Frank Basile
Marriage is a commitment to life. To the best two people can give to themselves and to each other. Marriage deepens and enriches every detail of living. Fun is more thrilling. Happiness is fuller. Compassion is stronger. Forgiveness is faster. Laughter is richer. Sharing is deeper. Marriage has more potential than any other relationship for bringing out the best in ourselves and living life to its fullest. May your marriage bind you closer than any other relationship on earth.
~ (Toast #133 from Executive Portfolio of Model Speeches, Prentice Hall.)
Here’s to the desert
And the valleys so green;
Here’s to the cowgirls
And the cowboys so lean;
Here’s to the ones we love
Dearest and most;
And God bless Texas-
That’s a Texan’s toast.
~ Doc Blakely
My friend I wish health to you,
I also wish wealth to you;
I wish the best that life can give to you,
And may dreams always come true to you.
May fortune to kind to you,
And happiness be true to you;
And love be so sweet to you
And life be long and good to you.
And in this toast we give to you
Our love we all give to you.
~ Willie Jolley
May you always work like you don’t need the money;
May you always love like you’ve never been hurt; and
May you always dance like there’s nobody watching.
~ Jack Canfield
Live each day as if it’s your last, and each night as if it was your first.
~ Shep Hyken
Here’s to you and here’s to me,
And if we ever disagree,
The heck with you! Here’s to me!
~ John Patrick Dolan
There are silver ships
There are gold ships,
But there are no ships
~ W. Mitchell
May the best ye’ve ever seen
Be the worst ye’ll ever see.
May a moose ne’er leave your girnal
Wi’ a tear drap in his ee.
May ye aye keep hale and hearty
Till ye’re auld enough tae dee,
May ye aye be just as happy
As I wish ye aye tae be
~ Scottish ancestry (Moose=mouse; girnal=pantry)
Lang may your lum reek…
W’other folks coal
~ Scottish toast
May opinion never float on the waves of ignorance,
May we look forward with pleasure, and backwards
May we never crack a joke to break a reputation,
May we never suffer for principles we do not hold,
May we live to learn, and learn to live well,
May we live in pleasure and die out of debt,
A head to earn and a heart to spend,
Health of body, peace of mind, a clean shirt and a guinea*.
(*A guinea was one pound, one shilling-a little less than $2.00)
I drink to the health of another,
And the drink I drink to is he,
In hope that he drinks to another,
And the other he drinks to is me.
May the road rise up to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
And until we meet again,
May God hold you in the hollow of his hand.
~ Old Irish Blessing
May you live as long as you want to,
And want to as long as you live.
~ Dennis McQuistion
May the hinges of friendship never rust,
May the wings of love never tear loose a feather,
And may this sacred circle of love grow deeper and
Stronger every year,
And not be broken as long as we live.
‘Cause they tell me that a bell is not a bell until we ring it,
A song is not a song until we sing it,
Love was not put in our hearts to stay,
Love is only love when we give it away.
So here’s to those we love,
And here’s to those who love us,
And here’s to those that we love
Who love those who love us.
So lets keep this circle of friends and never forget
That life is our greatest gift,
And living nobly, our finest art.
And what we can do, we ought’a do,
And what we ought’a do, we can do;
And what we can do, and ought’a do, I know we will do.
Good luck, God bless, I love every one of you.
~ Cavett Robert Toast
In the battle that goes on through life,
I ask only for a field that is fair,
A chance that is equal to all the strife,
The courage to strive and to dare.
If I should win, let it be by the code,
With my faith and my honor held high;
But if I should lose,
Let me stand by the road,
And cheer as the winners go by.
~ Prayer of a Sportsman