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William Butler Yeats Quotes


131 William Butler Yeats quotes:



"We are happy when for everything inside us there is a corresponding something outside us."
Author: Yeats Quotes Category: Happiness Quotes
"Out of Ireland have we come. Great hatred, little room, Maimed us at the start."
Author: Yeats Quotes Category: Hate Quotes Ireland Quotes
"Time to put off the world and go somewhereAnd find my health again in the sea air,"Beggar to beggar cried, being frenzy-struck,"And make my soul before my pate is bare."
Author: Yeats Quotes Category: Health Quotes
"Too long a sacrifice can make a stone of the heart. O. When may it suffice?"
"For men improve with the years;And yet, and yet,Is this my dream, or the truth?"
Author: Yeats Quotes Category: Men Quotes
"Poor men have grown to be rich men,And rich men grown to be poor again,And I am running to Paradise."
Author: Yeats Quotes Category: Men Quotes
"Did that play of mine send outCertain men the English shot?"
Author: Yeats Quotes Category: Men Quotes
"he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy.'"
Author: Yeats Quotes Category: Joy Quotes
"To be born woman is to know - although they do not speak of it at school - women must labor to be beautiful."
Author: Yeats Quotes Category: Labor Quotes
"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
"Where, where but here have Pride and Truth,That long to give themselves for wage,To shake their wicked sides at youthRestraining reckless middle age?"
Author: Yeats Quotes Category: Pride Quotes
"Swift has sailed into his rest;Savage indignation thereCannot lacerate his breast."
Author: Yeats Quotes Category: Rest Quotes
"Speak, speak, for underneath the cover thereThe sand is running from the upper glass,And when the last grain's through, I shall be lost."
Author: Yeats Quotes Category: Running Quotes
"I would mould a world of fire and dew."
Author: Yeats Quotes Category: Fire Quotes
"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."
Author: Yeats Quotes Category: Fire Quotes
"Civilization is hoped together, brought under a rule, under the semblance of peace by manifold illusion, but Man's life is thought, and he, despite his terror, cannot cease, ravening through century after century ravening, raging and uprooting, that"
Author: Yeats Quotes Category: Illusion Quotes
"In Imagination only we find a Human Faculty that touches nature at one side, and spirit on the other. Imagination may be described as that which is sent bringing spirit to nature, entering into nature, and seemingly losing its spirit, that nature being revealed as symbol may lose the power to delude."
Author: Yeats Quotes Category: Imagination Quotes
"Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy."
Author: Yeats Quotes Category: Irish Poet Quotes Irish Quotes
"Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking."
Author: Yeats Quotes Category: Irish Poet Quotes
"We make out of the quarrel with others, rhetoric, but of the quarrel with ourselves, poetry."



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