-- G.K. Chesterton
Essex thought he could do something about the Irish. He was wrong; nobody can do anything about the Irish.
-- Will Cuppy
When about to baptise [king Aongus of Munster], Patrick thrust his pastoral staff, by its sharp iron point, into the earth -- as he thought. But it was through the foot of Aongus he thrust it. He discovered his grave mistake only when the ceremony was finished. "Why did you not tell me this?" he cried to the king. And Aongus answered simply, "Because I thought it was part of the ceremony."
Happy St. Patrick's Day!