70 Toasts Quotes For Every Occasion (Cheers)

One of the hallmark symbols of celebrating something special is toasting with a glass of wine/champagne. Drinking, toasting special guests, and raising a glass are long-held traditions from ancient civilizations to modern times.

We have curated for you the best toasts, with quotes and sayings to celebrate your special day!

A toast is a ritual during which a drink is taken as an expression of honor or goodwill. As we all know raising a toast is an important part of any western wedding celebration.

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Toasts are generally offered at times of celebration or commemoration, including certain holidays, such as New Year’s Eve.

If you feel short of words to give a cheer at a wedding, anniversary, or birthday, then these handy and short, and clever toasts will be your savior.

If you loved these quotations, also check out our article on drinking with friends quotes and popular fine wine quotes that you would enjoy with your gang.

Top 10 Toast Quotes For All Occasions

  1. “If love was a storybook, we’d meet on the very first page.” – Unknown

  2. “Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” – Oprah Winfrey

  3. “We’ll laugh and toast to nothing, and smash our empty glasses down.” – Joni Mitchell

  4. “May you get all your wishes but one, So you always have something to strive for.” – Janice Thompson

  5. “As you slide down the banister of life, may the splinters never point in the wrong direction.” – Unknown

  6. “To those who have seen us at our best and seen us at our worst and can’t tell the difference.” – Unknown

  7. “Some ships are wooden ships, but those ships may sink. The best ships are friendships, and to those ships, we drink.” – Irish Proverb

  8. “Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupery

  9. “I raise a glass, to make a toast wishing everything good for you, so happy birthday for today and health and happiness too.” – Susan Smith

  10. “A toast! To new beginnings in fear and faith and all it tinges. To love is a dare, when hope and despair, are gates upon it hinges.” – Lang Leav

Wedding Toast Quotes For Every Speech

  1. “The best thing to hold onto in life is each other.” – Audrey Hepburn

  2. “Come grow old with me. The best is yet to be.” – William Wordsworth

  3. “May this marriage be full of laughter, our every day in paradise.” – Rumi

  4. “Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” – Emily Bronte

  5. “It’s like at that moment the whole universe existed just to bring us together.” – Serendipity

  6. “Grow old with me. The best is yet to be. The last of life for which the first was made.” – Robert Browning

  7. “The best use of life is love. The best expression of love is time. The best time to love is now.” – Rick Warren

  8. “Marriage is like a golden ring in a chain, whose beginning is a glance and whose ending is eternity.” – Khalil Gibran

  9. “You know you’re in love when you don’t want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” – Dr. Seuss

  10. “A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.” – Mignon McLaughlin

  11. “I love being married. It’s so great to find that one special person you want to annoy for the rest of your life.” – Rita Rudner

  12. “In all the world, there is no heart for me like yours. In all the world, there is no love for you like mine.” – Maya Angelou

  13. “There is no more lovely, friendly, and charming relationship, communion or company than a good marriage.” – Martin Luther

  14. “A good marriage is at least 80% good luck in finding the right person at the right time. The rest is trust.” – Nanette Newman

  15. “By all means marry; if you get a good wife, you’ll become happy; if you get a bad one, you’ll become a philosopher.” – Socrates

  16. “The secret of a happy marriage is finding the right person. You know they’re right if you love to be with them all the time.” – Julia Child

  17. “It doesn’t matter if the guy is perfect or the girl is perfect, as long as they are perfect for each other.” – Robin Williams, Good Will Hunting

  18. “Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get—only with what you are expecting to give—which is everything.” – Katharine Hepburn

  19. “When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” – When Harry Met Sally

  20. “Love seems the swiftest but it is the slowest of all growths. No man or woman really knows what perfect love is until they have been married a quarter of a century.” – Mark Twain

Best Raise A Toast Quotes 

  1. “Here’s to staying positive and testing negative.” – Unknown

  2. “Here’s to friends and family who know us well but love us just the same.” – Unknown

  3. “Here’s a toast: Make your parents proud, enemies jealous, and yourself happy.” – Unknown

  4. “I would rather be with the people in this room than with the finest people I know.” – Unknown

  5. “The past is history, the future is a mystery, but today is a gift because it’s the present.” – Unknown

  6. “He who goes to bed and goes to bed mellow, Lives as he ought to, And leaves an honest fellow.” – Unknown

  7. “Here’s to Dame Fortune; may she smile upon you. May you never meet her daughter, Miss Fortune.” – Unknown

  8. “Here’s to it, and from it, and to it again, and if you don’t do it when you get to it, you may never get to it to do it again!” – Unknown

  9. “May the winds of fortune sail you, may you sail a gentle sea, may it always be the other guy who says: “This drink’s on me.” – Unknown

  10. “Here’s to a long life and a merry one, A quick ending and a happy one, A good girl and a pretty one, A cold bottle and another one.” – Unknown

Funny Toasts Quotes For Drinking With Friends

  1. “Work is the curse of the drinking classes.” – Oscar Wilde

  2. “Here’s to your liver! May it live as long as you last.” – Unknown

  3. “Here’s to doing and drinking, Not sitting and thinking.” – Unknown

  4. “Here’s to alcohol, the rose-colored glasses of life.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

  5. “Here’s to our wives and girlfriends…may they never meet!” – Groucho Marx

  6. “May our house always be too small to hold all of our friends.” – Myrtle Reed

  7. “He who clicks his cup with mine, adds a glory to the wine.” – George Sterling

  8. “Here’s to alcohol, Which often makes one see double And feel single.” – Unknown

  9. “A meal without wine is like a day without sun.” – Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin

  10. “Best while you have it use your breath, There is no drinking after death.” – Dario Fo

  11. “Alcohol may be man’s worst enemy, but the Bible says love your enemy.” – Unknown

  12. “Here’s to the nights we’ll never remember With our friends, we’ll never forget.” – Unknown

  13. “May your neighbors respect you, trouble neglect you, angels protect you and heaven accept you.” – Drake

  14. “Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.” – Ernest Hemingway

  15. “Here’s to whiskey, So amber, pure, and clear… It’s not so sweet as women’s lips But a damn sight more sincere.” – Unknown

  16. “Drink to me only with thine eyes, And I will pledge with mine; Or leave a kiss but in the cup And I’ll not look for wine.” – Ben Jonson

  17. “Here’s a toast to the roast that good fellowship lends, with the sparkle of beer and wine; May its sentiment always be deeper, my friends, than the foam at the top of the stein.” – Unknown

  18. “Life, lift the full goblet–away with all sorrow– The circle of friendship what freedom would sever? Today is our own, and a fig for tomorrow– Here’s to the Fourth and our country forever.” – Franklin P. Adams

  19. “When we drink, we get drunk. When we get drunk, we fall asleep. When we fall asleep, we commit no sin. When we commit no sin, we go to heaven. Sooooo, let’s all get drunk and go to heaven!” – Brian O’Rourke

  20. “Here’s to the maiden of bashful fifteen; Here’s to the widow of fifty; Here’s to the flaunting, extravagant queen, And here’s to the housewife that’s thrifty! Let the toast pass; Drink to the lass; I’ll warrant she’ll prove an excuse for the glass.” – Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Short Toasts And Cheers Quotes 

  1. “May you live all the days of your life.” – Jonathan Swift

  2. “May we live to learn well And learn to live well.” – Unknown

  3. “Another day another bender. No retreat no surrender.” – Unknown

  4. “A toast to the weapons of war, may they rust in peace.” – Robert Orben

  5. “Let us drink to bread, for without bread, there would be no toast.” – Unknown

  6. “Choose me. Marry me. Let me make you happy.” – My Best Friend’s Wedding

  7. “May the devil chase you every day of your life and never catch you.” – Irish Toast

  8. “God gives us our relatives – thank God we can choose our friends.” – Addison Mizner

  9. “To the old, long life and treasure; To the young, all health and pleasure.” – Ben Jonson

  10. “May all your troubles last as long as your New Year’s resolutions.” – Joey Lauren Adams


History Of Giving A Toast

Toast-Filled Drinks The practice of giving toast stems from an early tradition of dropping a literal piece of toast into a drink.

This was meant to help the drink taste better or offer a tasty hors d’oeuvre to the drinker. This tradition eventually changed to the common acceptance of raising a glass to honor the health of a ruler or special guest.

Raising a glass for a toast is a universal experience, but it comes in many different languages.

In the United States and the United Kingdom, we say “Cheers!” as a drinking toast. But each country has a different way to say cheers, spoken in their own language.

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