Short Toasts, Easy to Remember Cheers

Get right to the point with these short toasts!

These short toasts are perfect for the memory-challenged or just as a go-to line you can use for any occasion. Or, as the more practically minded might say, why use long-winded toasts when short toasts get right to the drinking!

Best short toasts for any occasion

1.) May we be who our dogs think we are.

2.) Damn the torpedoes.

3.) May this be the least happy day of your lives.

4.) May we be in heaven half an hour before the devil knows we’re gone.

5.) To high winds and mermaids!

6.) May you live all the days of your life.

7.) To our wives and girlfriends… May they never meet.

8.) Live long and prosper.

9.) May the best of the past be the worst of the future.

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Funny short toasts

10.) May your beautiful lips never blister!

11.) Let us drink to bread, for without bread, there would be no toast.

12.) May all your ups and downs be under the covers!

13.) It is better to spend money like there’s no tomorrow than to spend tonight like there’s no money.

14.) To toast! Light, with butter and cinnamon!

15.) To my schizophrenic friend. He’s good people.

16.) May you expire in bed at the age of ninety-five, done in by a jealous spouse.

17.) The liver is evil and must be punished.

18.) As you slide down the banister of life, may the splinters never point the wrong way.

19.) To life. The first half is ruined by our parents and the second half by our children.

20.) Here’s to lobster tail and beer. Three of my favorite things.

21.) Success to temperance!

22.) To the almighty dollar, without which we would have no cents.

23.) Real poo for my sham friends and shampoo for my real friends.

24.) Here’s to H—! May my stay there be as much fun as my way there!

25.) Here’s to staying positive and testing negative.

Friends & friendship toasts

26.) The Lord gives us our relatives. Thank God we can choose our friends.

27.) Here’s to friends and family who know us well but love us just the same.

28.) Friends forever.

29.) Our little group has always been, and always will until the end.

30.) My heart is as full as my glass,

31.) When I drink to you, old friend!

32.) To our best friends, who know the worst about us but refuse to believe it.

33.) You’re a gentleman and a scholar and a good judge of bad liquor.

34.) To absent friends.

35.) Friendship: May differences of opinion cement it.

36.) May our house always be too small to hold all of our friends.

37.) Here’s to great friends. They know you well … and like you just the same.

38.) Here’s to us, and those like us. Damned few of us left.

39.) To friends: as long as we are able,

40.) To lift our glasses from the table.

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41.) Here’s to a friend. He knows you well and likes you just the same.

42.) To the nights we will never remember, with the friends we will never forget.

43.) May we have more and more friends and need them less and less.

44.) May you live as long as you like,

45.) And have all you like as long as you live.

46.) May the friends of our youth be the companions of our old age.

47.) True friends are always together in spirit.

48.) Nothing but the best for our hostess. That’s why she has us as friends.

49.) Here’s to those who wish us well, all the rest can go to h—.

50.) We’re only here for a short time, let’s make it a good time!

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Drinking cheers

51.) Drink up and be somebody.

52.) Tomorrow is the enemy.

53.) Lift ’em high and drain ’em dry, to the guy who says, “My turn to buy.”

54.) Take everything in moderation — including moderation.

55.) One bottle for four of us,

56.) Thank God there’s no more of us!

57.) I drink to not giving a damn.

58.) Candy is dandy, but liquor is quicker.

59.) If I should stumble out of this bar, I pray this night is worth the scar!

60.) Drink with impunity—or anyone who happens to invite you!

61.) Over the teeth, over the gums, look out stomach here it comes.

62.) Here’s to your nose, here’s to your chin, here’s to the hole, in-between it goes in!

63.) Men, start your livers!

64.) Friends may come and friends may go, but liquor comes to soothe the blow.

65.) May we never regret this.

66.) Here’s to being single, drinking doubles, and seeing triple.

67.) The rest in your hair!

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Famous short toasts

Irish proverbs

68.) May you be as contented as Christmas finds you all year-round.

69.) May you live to be a hundred years with one extra year to repent.

70.) A new life begun,
Like father, like son.

71.) May you be in Heaven an hour before
The Devil knows you’re gone.

72.) May the hinges of our friendship never grow rusty.

73.) May you never forget what is worth remembering or remember what is best forgotten.

74.) Let’s drink to love, which is nothing—unless it’s divided by two.

More famous Irish toasts.

Other famous cheers

75.) When love reigns, the impossible may be attained.
– Indian Proverb

76.) No road is long with good company.
– Turkish proverb

77.) May you grow old on one pillow.
– Armenian

78.) People talk about our drinking
But never about our thirst.
– Scottish

79.) May your love be like the misty rain, gentle coming in but flooding the river.
– Traditional African Blessing

80.) Try to reason about love and you will lose your reason.
– French proverb

81.) While we live
Let’s live.
– Italian

82.) Better a well-known drinker
Than an anonymous alcoholic.
– Spanish

83.) May their joys be as deep as the ocean, And their misfortunes as light as the foam.
– Armenian

84.) May you never go to h—
But always be on your way.
– Yiddish

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Clever cheers

85.) May our children have wealthy parents.

86.) To the holidays — all 365 of them.

87.) Here’s to home: The place where you are treated best and grumble most.

88.) Here’s mud in your eye!

89.) Here’s to the wisdom of all who come to us for advice.

90.) May we be known by our deeds, not by our mortgages.

91.) Life is a jest and all things show it, I thought so once and now I know it.

92.) Here’s to the women who love me terribly. May they soon improve.

93.) May we kiss who we please,
And please who we kiss.

94.) May the Lord love us but not call us too soon.

95.) May we be happy and our enemies know it.

96.) Here’s to all the guys better looking than us. May they all go first.

97.) Champagne for my real friends, real pain for my sham friends.

98.) Here’s to play days, heydays, and paydays!

99.) If you’re lucky enough to be Irish… You’re lucky enough!

100.) Here’s to those who wish us well. And those that don’t can go to h—.

101.) May your coffee and slanders against you be ever alike–without grounds.

102.) Out with the old. In with the new. Cheers to the future. And all that we do.

103.) May we never go to h— but always be on our way.

104.) May we live respected and without regrets.

105.) May misfortune follow you the rest of your life but never catch up.

106.) To our sons. May they have rich fathers and beautiful mothers.

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Sincere toasts

107.) May you live as long as you like, and have all you like as long as you live.

108.) May we live to learn well and learn to live well.

109.) May the most you wish for be the least you get.

110.) May good fortune precede you, love walk with you, and good friends follow you.

111.) Here’s to the present — and to h— with the past! A health to the future and joy to the last!

112.) May we look forward with happiness, and backward without regret.

113.) May the saddest day of your future be no worse.
Than the happiest day of your past.

114.) A full belly, a heavy purse, and a light heart.

115.) May the best of happiness, honor, and fortune keep with you.

116.) May you live to learn well and learn to live well.

117.) Here’s to eternity — may we spend it in as good company as this night finds us.

118.) Here’s to blue skies and green lights.

119.) Love to one, friendship to many, and goodwill to all.

120.) May the best day of your past be the worst day of your future.

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Love toasts

121.) I have known many, liked a few, loved but one: Here’s to you.

122.) Blessed is the season that engages the whole world in a community of love.

123.) Health to those I love, wealth to those who love me.

124.) May we all live to be present at their golden wedding.

125.) May the warmth of our affections survives the frosts of age.

126.) Here’s to love, the only fire against which there is no insurance.

127.) To love. Faith makes all things possible…. love makes all things easy.

128.) May the hinges of friendship never rust, nor the wings of love lose a feather.

129.) A toast to love and laughter and happily ever after.

130.) Here’s to you, who halves my sorrows, and doubles my joys.

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Classy short toasts

131.) Life is short but sweet.

132.) To interesting times!

133.) To the newlyweds: May ‘for better or worse’ be far better than worse.

134.) If you have an appetite for life, stay hungry.

135.) May our faults be written on the seashore, and every good action proves a wave to wash them out.

136.) May all our worst days be thus.

137.) May their joys be as deep as the ocean, And their misfortunes as light as the foam.

138.) To the riotous enjoyment of a quiet conscience.

139.) May the works of our nights never fear the daylight.

140.) To the good old days—which we are having right now.

141.) While we live, let us live.

142.) Love, life, and liberty. Love pure, Life long, Liberty boundless.

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One word drinking toasts

Learn how to say “cheers!” in different languages:

143.) Brazilian: Saude

144.) Czech: Na zdravi

145.) Chinese: Wen lie

146.) Chinese (Mandarin): Gān bēi

147.) Dutch: Proost

148.) Finnish: Kippis

149.) French: A Votre Sante

150.) German: Prosit

151.) Greek: Yasas

152.) Hawaiian: Okole maluna

153.) Hebrew: L’Chayim

154.) Irish: Sláinte

155.) Italian: Alla salute

156.) Japanese: Kanpai

157.) Korean: Gunbae

158.) Polish: Na Zdrowie

159.) Russian: Na zdorovia

160.) Spanish: Salud

161.) Swedish: Skål

162.) Welsh: Iechyd da

163.) Yiddish: Sei gesund

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Short quotes for short toasts

164.) Laughter is the shortest distance between two people.
– Victor Borge

165.) To the world, you may be one person, but to one person you are the world.
– Bill Wilson

166.) To get the full value of joy you must have someone to divide it with.
– Mark Twain

167.) What shall we drink to?
To four in the morning!
– Anonymous

168.) Here’s to doing and drinking,
Not sitting and thinking.
– Anonymous

Funny toasts

169.) Here’s hoping you live forever
And mine is the last voice you hear.
– Willard Scott

170.) No one frolics
Like we alcoholics.
– Anonymous

171.) Let us drink with impunity
Or anyone else who’s buying.
– W.C. Fields

172.) The secret of a happy marriage remains a secret.
– Henny Youngman

173.) I love to sing and I love to drink
But most people like to hear me drink.
– George Burns

174.) Alcohol may be man’s worst enemy, but the Bible says love your enemy.
– Frank Sinatra

175.) A man is incomplete until he’s married. After that, he’s finished.
– Zsa Zsa Gabor

Love toasts

176.) We are most alive when we’re in love.
– John Updike

177.) Love must be as much a light as it is a flame.
– Henry David Thoreau

178.) Love is like a blazing flame, golden and full of warmth.
– Ben Oliver

179.) May your love be modern enough to survive the times but old-fashioned enough to last forever.
– Anonymous

180.) A loving heart is the truest wisdom.
– Charles Dickens

181.) Where there is love there is life.
– Mohandas Gandhi

182.) Who, being loved, is poor?
– Oscar Wilde

183.) Love reminds you that nothing else matters.
– Amy Bushell

184.) There is only one happiness in life – to love and be loved.
– George Sand

185.) Happiness is only real when shared.
– Jon Krakauer

186.) Love is an emotion experienced by the many and enjoyed by the few.
– Anonymous

187.) Love loves to love love.
– James Joyce

188.) A great flame follows a little spark.
– Dante Alighieri

189.) Love doesn’t make the world go round, love is what makes the ride worthwhile.
– Elizabeth Barrett Browning

190.) One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: that word is love.
– Sophocles

191.) Love is like the wind, you can’t see it, but you can feel it.
– Nicholas Sparks

True love

192.) Real love stories never have endings.
– Richard Bach

193.) Love isn’t something you find. Love is something that finds you.
– Loretta Young

194.) Romance is the fuel that keeps love burning hot.
– Rusty Silvey

195.) You never lose by loving.
– Barbara De Angelis

196.) Love is a moment that lasts forever.
– Julie Wittey

197.) We are shaped and fashioned by what we love.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

198.) Love: a temporary insanity curable by marriage.
– Ambrose Bierce

199.) At a touch of love, everyone becomes a poet.
– Plato – See more famous Plato quotes and images.

200.) Love is life.
– Leo Tolstoy

201.) Love is all you need.
– The Beatles

202.) If you would be loved, love, and be lovable.
– Benjamin Franklin

203.) Any fool can have a trophy wife. It takes a real man to have a trophy marriage.
– Allan K. Chalmers

204.) Love is the greatest refreshment in life.
– Pablo Picasso

205.) Love one another and you will be happy; it is as simple and as difficult as that.
– Michael Leunig

Wedding advice

206.) Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved.
– Barbara Johnson

207.) Whenever you’re wrong, admit it; whenever you’re right, shut up.
– Ogden Nash

208.) Always remember to fight with two words, ‘Yes Dear’.
– Anonymous

209.) Love is a present, so open it happily.
– Sepatu Usang

210.) Love that is true never grows old.
– Elben Bano

211.) Love is blind — marriage is the eye-opener.
– Pauline Thomason

212.) True love is wealth…with it, you need nothing else.
– Samuel T. Doyle

213.) Once you have learned to love, you have learned to live.
– Anonymous

Using these toasts is easy

Just pick out your favorite short toast for any future event, celebration, or social gathering. Then commit it to memory. We’ve made it easy by curating these short toasts, sayings, and quotes for you.

These short lines are good for a laugh or can set the tone for a sincere wedding toast. No matter how you use them, your audience will appreciate your brevity. Good luck!

By Claire Evans

Claire writes about pop culture, entertainment, personalities, and movies.


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