William Butler Yeats Quotes

131 William Butler Yeats quotes:

"One had a lovely face, and two or three had charm, but charm and face were in vain. Because the mountain grass cannot keep the form where the mountain hare has lain."
Author: Yeats Quotes Category: Charming 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
"Who can tell the dancer from the dance?"
"Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people."
"Designs in connection with postage stamps and coinage may be described, I think, as the silent ambassadors on national taste."
Author: Yeats Quotes Category: Design Quotes
"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."
"Considering that, all hatred driven hence,The soul recovers radical innocenceAnd learns at last that it is self-delighting,Self-appeasing, self-affrighting,And that its own sweet will is Heaven's will."
Author: Yeats Quotes Category: Hate Quotes
"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."
"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!"
Author: Yeats Quotes Category: Irish Poet Quotes
"Man can embody truth bet he cannot know it."
Author: Yeats Quotes Category: Irish Poet Quotes
"Cast your mind on other days that we in coming days may be still the indomitable Irishry."
Author: Yeats Quotes Category: Irish Poet Quotes
"Choose your companions from the best; Who draws a bucket with the rest soon topples down the hill."
Author: Yeats Quotes Category: Irish Poet Quotes
"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."
Author: Yeats Quotes Category: Irish Poet Quotes
"I believe in the practice and philosophy of what we have agreed to call magic, and what I must call the evocation of spirits, though I do not know what they are, in the power of creating magic illusions in the visions of truth in the depths of the minds when the eyes are closed."
Author: Yeats Quotes Category: Magic Quotes
"The hour of the waning of love has beset us, And weary and worn are our sad souls now; Let us part, ere the season of passion forget us, With a kiss and a tear on thy drooping brow."
"Life is a long preparation for something that never happens."
Author: Yeats Quotes Category: Planning Quotes
"I bear a burden that might well tryMen that do all by rule,And what can IThat am a wandering-witted foolBut pray to God that He easeMy great responsibilities?"
Author: Yeats Quotes Category: Men Quotes
"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."
Author: Yeats Quotes Category: Praise Quotes
"Romantic Ireland's dead and gone, It's with O'Leary in the grave"
Author: Yeats Quotes Category: Romance Quotes

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