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Toasts

In America nobody seems to toast anybody anymore and it seems like a lost art, but I still teach its importance in my public speaking course. You should have a few short toasts memorized and ready to go in case you find yourself at an occasion where it is appropriate. Here are a few fun toasts and a few touching ones too:

Marriage:

"Marriage is an institution, but who wants to live in an institution." -- Groucho Marx

"May for 'better or worse' be far better than worse."

"Here's to love,
The only fire against which there is no insurance."

Birthdays:

"To your birthday, glass held high. Glad it's you that's older -- not I."

"Here's to you. No matter how old you are, you don't look it."

Christmas:

"Twas the month after Christmas, and Santa had flit; Came there tidings in the mail, which read: Please remit."

"Here's to the Holly with its bright red berry. Here's to Christmas, let's make it merry."

Friendship:

"Here's to a friend who knows me well and likes me anyway."

"May the friends of our youth be the companions of our old age."

Banquet speech ending:

"Good day, good health, good cheer, good night!"

Meals:

"Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow you diet."

"A full belly, a heavy purse, and a light heart."

New Year:

"May all our troubles in the coming year be as short as our New Year's resolutions."

"In the year ahead may we treat our friends with kindness and our enemies with generosity. "

Health:

"Here's to your health. You make age curious, time furious, and all of us envious."

"May you live as long as you like,
And have all you like as long as you live."

Luck:

"Here is to the fools of the world...
without them, the rest of us could not succeed."

"As you slide down the banister of life, may the splinters never face the wrong way."

"May your luck be like the capital of Ireland. Always Dublin."

To close this lesson from my public speaking course I would like to tell you that I feel like a loaf of bread. Wherever I go, they toast me.

 
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