William Butler Yeats Quotes


131 William Butler Yeats quotes:



"You think it horrible that lust and rageShould dance attendance upon my old age;They were not such a plague when I was young;What else have I to spur me into song?"
"Life moves out of a red flare of dreams into a common light of common hours, until old age bring the red flare again."
"I am of a healthy long lived race, and our minds improve with age."
"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."
Author: Yeats Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"Think where mans glory most begins and ends, and say my glory was I had such friends."
"In dreams begins responsibility."
"Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire."
"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."
"One should not lose one's temper unless one is certain of getting more and more angry to the end."
"People who lean on logic and philosophy and rational exposition end by starving the best part of the mind."
Author: Yeats Quotes Category: Imagination Quotes Logic Quotes
"An aged man is but a paltry thing, a tattered coat upon a stick"
"Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire."
"when sleepers wake and yet still dream"
Author: Yeats Quotes Category: Dreams Quotes
"But I, being poor, have only my dreams. I have spread my dreams under your feet; tread softly, because you tread on my dreams."
Author: Yeats Quotes Category: Dreams Quotes
"In dreams begin responsibility"
Author: Yeats Quotes Category: Dreams Quotes
"I have spread my dreams under your feet; tread softly because you tread on my dreams."
Author: Yeats Quotes Category: Dreams Quotes
"Take, if you must, this little bag of dreams, Unloose the cord, and they will wrap you round."
"Tread softly because you tread on my dreams."
"But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams."
Author: Yeats Quotes Category: Dreams Quotes
"If I make the lashes darkAnd the eyes more brightAnd the lips more scarlet,Or ask if all be rightFrom mirror after mirror,No vanity's displayed:I'm looking for the face I hadBefore the world was made."
Author: Yeats Quotes Category: Eyes Quotes



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