William B. Yeats

William B. Yeats

Irish poet

Lived from: 1865-1918

Category: Poets (Contemporary)

Quotes: William B. Yeats

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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.
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    Hate is a kind of 'passive suffering', but indignation is a kind of joy.
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    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.''
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    A gentleman is a man whose principal ideas are not connected with his personal needs and his personal succes.
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    A line will take us hours maybe; Yet if it does not seem a moment's thought, our stitching and unstinting has been naught.
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    A pity beyond all telling is hid in the heart of love.
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    All empty souls tend to extreme opinions.
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    An aged man is but a paltry thing, a tattered coat upon a stick
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    And say my glory was I had such friends.
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    Designs in connection with postage stamps and coinage may be described, I think, as the silent ambassadors on national taste.
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    Education is not filling a bucket but lighting a fire.
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    Education is not the filling of the pail, but, the lighting of the fire.
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    Englishmen are babes in philosophy and so prefer faction-fighting to the labor of its unfamiliar thought.
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    Good conversation unrolls itself like the spring or like the dawn.
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    Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth, We are happy when we are growing.
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