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Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.


Every conquering temptation represents a new fund of moral energy. Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before.


Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people.


In dreams begin responsibility.




Too long a sacrifice can make a stone of the heart. O. When may it suffice?


I carry from my mother's womb a fanatic's heart.


We are happy when for everything inside us there is a corresponding something outside us.


I think you can leave the arts, superior or inferior, to the conscience of mankind.


Life is a long preparation for something that never happens.


Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth, We are happy when we are growing.

  • happiness

Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.


The only business of the head in the world is to bow a ceaseless obeisance to the heart.


The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.


And say my glory was I had such friends.


How can we know the dancer from the dance?


The creations of a great writer are little more than the moods and passions of his own heart, given surnames and Christian names, and sent to walk the earth.


Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.

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Think where man's glory most begins and ends, And say my glory was I had such friends.

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The worst thing about some men is that when they are not drunk they are sober.


I heard the old, old, men say 'all that's beautiful drifts away, like the waters.'


The light of lights looks always on the motive, not the deed, the shadow of shadows on the deed alone.


But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.


A line will take us hours maybe; Yet if it does not seem a moment's thought, our stitching and unstinting has been naught.


Take, if you must, this little bag of dreams, Unloose the cord, and they will wrap you round.

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The intellect of man is forced to choose perfection of the life, or of the work, and if it take the second must refuse a heavenly mansion, raging in the dark.


I have believed the best of every man. And find that to believe is enough to make a bad man show him at his best, or even a good man swings his lantern higher.


To be born woman is to know -- although they do not speak of it at school -- women must labor to be beautiful.


Be secret and exult, Because of all things known That is most difficult.


Joy is of the will which labours, which overcomes obstacles, which knows triumph.


Choose your companions from the best; Who draws a bucket with the rest soon topples down the hill.




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Think where man's glory most begins and ends, And say my glory was I had such friends.

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And say my glory was I had such friends.

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You that would judge me, do not judge alone this book or that, come to this hallowed place where my friends' portraits hang and look thereon; Ireland's history in their lineaments trace; think where man's glory most begins and ends and say my glory was I had such friends.

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There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven't yet met.


Think where man's glory most begins and ends, and say my glory was I had such friends.


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In dreams begin responsibility.

  • responsibility

Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

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Take, if you must, this little bag of dreams, Unloose the cord, and they will wrap you round.

  • bag

But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

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Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths, Enwrought with golden and silver light, The blue and the dim and the dark cloths Of night and light and the half-light, I would spread the cloths under your feet: But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

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The years like great black oxen tread the world, and God, the herdsman goads them on behind, and I am broken by their passing feet.


Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame!


Come away, O human child: To the waters and the wild with a fairy, hand in hand, For the world's more full of weeping than you can understand.


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Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

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But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

  • being

The years like great black oxen tread the world, and God, the herdsman goads them on behind, and I am broken by their passing feet.

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A pity beyond all telling is hid in the heart of love.


I know that I shall meet my fate somewhere among the clouds above; those that I fight I do not hate, those that I guard I do not love.


Wine comes in at the mouth And love comes in at the eye; That's all we shall know for truth Before we grow old and die.

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All empty souls tend toward extreme opinions.


A line will take us hours maybe; Yet if it does not seem a moment's thought, our stitching and unstitching has been naught.


Nor dread nor hope attend a dying animal; a man awaits his end dreading and hoping all.


I balanced all, brought all to mind, the years to come seemed waste of breath, a waste of breath the years behind, in balance with this life, this death.




When you are old and gray and full of sleep, and nodding by the fire, take down this book and slowly read, and dream of the soft look your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep.


This melancholy London - I sometimes imagine that the souls of the lost are compelled to walk through its streets perpetually. One feels them passing like a whiff of air.


There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven't yet met.

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I think it better that in times like these a poet's mouth be silent, for in truth we have no gift to set a statesman right.


Come away, O human child: To the waters and the wild with a fairy, hand in hand, For the world's more full of weeping than you can understand.

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Think where man's glory most begins and ends, and say my glory was I had such friends.

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Talent perceives differences; genius, unity.


If suffering brings wisdom, I would wish to be less wise.


Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.


The innocent and the beautiful have no enemy but time.

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Man can embody truth but he cannot know it.


Books are but waste paper unless we spend in action the wisdom we get from thought - asleep. When we are weary of the living, we may repair to the dead, who have nothing of peevishness, pride, or design in their conversation.


A pity beyond all telling is hid in the heart of love.

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People who lean on logic and philosophy and rational exposition end by starving the best part of the mind.


Accursed who brings to light of day the writings I have cast away.


An aged man is but a paltry thing, a tattered coat upon a stick, unless soul clap its hands and sing, and louder sing for every tatter in its mortal dress.


Englishmen are babes in philosophy and so prefer faction-fighting to the labor of its unfamiliar thought.


Irish poets, learn your trade, sing whatever is well made, scorn the sort now growing up all out of shape from toe to top.


I wonder anybody does anything at Oxford but dream and remember, the place is so beautiful. One almost expects the people to sing instead of speaking. It is all like an opera.

  • education

But was there ever dog that praised his fleas?


I know that I shall meet my fate somewhere among the clouds above; those that I fight I do not hate, those that I guard I do not love.

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You shall go with me, newly-married bride,And gaze upon a merrier multitude.White-armed Nuala, Aengus of the Birds,Feachra of the hurtling form, and himWho is the ruler of the Western Host,Finvara, and their Land of Heart's Desire.Where beauty has no ebb, decay no flood,But joy is wisdom, time an endless song.


How far away the stars seem, and how far is our first kiss, and ah, how old my heart.


Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths, Enwrought with golden and silver light, The blue and the dim and the dark cloths Of night and light and the half-light, I would spread the cloths under your feet: But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

  • dreams

Cast your mind on other days that we in coming days may be still the indomitable Irishry.


Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy.

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Why should we honour those that die upon the field of battle? A man may show as reckless a courage in entering into the abyss of himself.


Too long a sacrifice can make a stone of the heart. O when may it suffice?


I am of a healthy long lived race, and our minds improve with age.


Out of Ireland have we come, great hatred, little room, maimed us at the start. I carry from my mother's womb a fanatic heart.


Life is a journey up a spiral staircase; as we grow older we cover the ground covered we have covered before, only higher up; as we look down the winding stair below us we measure our progress by the number of places where we were but no longer are. The journey is both repetitious and progressive; we go both round and upward.


An intellectual hatred is the worst.


It is most important that we should keep in this country a certain leisured class. I am of the opinion of the ancient Jewish book which says there is no wisdom without leisure.


You know what the Englishman's idea of compromise is? He says, Some people say there is a God. Some people say there is no God. The truth probably lies somewhere between these two statements.


The years like great black oxen tread the world, and God, the herdsman goads them on behind, and I am broken by their passing feet.

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Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, the blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere the ceremony of innocence is drowned.


Once you attempt legislation upon religious grounds, you open the way for every kind of intolerance and religious persecution.


The years like great black oxen tread the world, and God the herdsman treads them on behind, and I am broken by their passing feet.


We make out of the quarrel with others, rhetoric, but of the quarrel with ourselves, poetry.


Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame!

  • ride

Designs in connection with postage stamps and coinage may be described, I think, as the silent ambassadors on national taste.


You that would judge me, do not judge alone this book or that, come to this hallowed place where my friends' portraits hang and look thereon; Ireland's history in their lineaments trace; think where man's glory most begins and ends and say my glory was I had such friends.

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I have known more men destroyed by the desire to have wife and child and to keep them in comfort than I have seen destroyed by drink and harlots.


Wine comes in at the mouth And love comes in at the eye; That's all we shall know for truth Before we grow old and die.

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Mysticism has been in the past and probably ever will be one of the great powers of the world and it is bad scholarship to pretend the contrary. You may argue against it but you should no more treat it with disrespect than a perfectly cultivated writer would treat (say) the Catholic Church or the Church of Luther no matter how much he disliked them.


Grant me an old man's frenzy, Myself must I remakeTill I am Timon and LearOr that William BlakeWho beat upon the wallTill Truth obeyed his call;A mind Michael Angelo knewThat can pierce the clouds,Or inspired by frenzyShake the dead in their shrouds;Forgotten else by mankind,An old man's eagle mind.

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I hate journalists. There is nothing in them but tittering jeering emptiness. They have all made what Dante calls the Great Refusal. The shallowest people on the ridge of the earth.


An aged man is but a paltry thing, a tattered coat upon a stick

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One should not lose one's temper unless one is certain of getting more and more angry to the end.


Those that I fight I do not hate, those that I guard I do not love.


I am still of opinion that only two topics can be of the least interest to a serious and studious mood - sex and the dead.


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Part 1
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Part 2
Best William Butler Yeats quotes
Top 10 quotes by William Butler Yeats

Part 3
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Part 4
Friends
Dreams
World
Tread
Love
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Similar Poets

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