Through the years (especially prohibition) the art of the Toast was almost lost. Today it is still losing ground. For some reason "toasting" is becoming less and less prominent. Following are some toasts that are collected from books, the Internet and others. I know there are some people out there that are very capable of writing a toast. I have heard some of these people at weddings, retirements and company outings. If you are one of these people, who are gifted with words, please share them with us!
Credit is given when possible for these toasts. If you know the source of one that is not credited, please let me know so proper credit can be given. If I have given credit to someone that is not the author, please bring that to my attention as well.
I am not one who is good at writing toasts or speaking in front of a group of people. If I happen to come up with one, worthy of being in the same group as these quoted here, I will add it to the list.