1. 10

    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!

    84
  2. 9

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

    85
  3. 8

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

    88
  4. 7

    The Irishman sustains himself during brief periods of joy by the knowledge that tragedy is just around the corner.

    94
  5. 6

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

    99
  6. 5

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

    100
  7. 4

    There is another world, but it is in this one.

    104
  8. 3

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

    104
  9. 2

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

    111
  10. 1

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

    150
  11. Last Update: 1 December 2022

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