Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy.William Butler Yeats
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.William Butler Yeats
But I, being poor, have only my dreams I have spread my dreams under your feet Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.William Butler Yeats
Choose your companions from the best Who draws a bucket with the rest soon topples down the hill.William Butler Yeats
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.William Butler Yeats
Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth, We are happy when we are growing.William Butler Yeats
I am of a healthy long lived race, and our minds improve with age.William Butler Yeats
I balanced all, brought all to mind, the years to come seemed waste of breath, a waste of breath the years behind, in balance with this life, this death.William Butler Yeats
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.William Butler Yeats
I have known more men destroyed by the desire to have wife and child and to keep them in comfort than I have seen destroyed by drink and harlots.William Butler Yeats
I heard the old, old, men say 'all that's beautiful drifts away, like the waters.'William Butler Yeats
I think it better that in times like these a poet's mouth be silent, for in truth we have no gift to set a statesman right.William Butler Yeats
If suffering brings wisdom, I would wish to be less wise.William Butler Yeats
In dreams begins responsibility.William Butler Yeats
Man can embody truth but he cannot know it.William Butler Yeats
Nor dread nor hope attend a dying animal a man awaits his end dreading and hoping all.William Butler Yeats
One should not lose one's temper unless one is certain of getting more and more angry to the end.William Butler Yeats
Out of Ireland have we come, great hatred, little room, maimed us at the start. I carry from my mother's womb a fanatic heart.William Butler Yeats
People who lean on logic and philosophy and rational exposition end by starving the best part of the mind.William Butler Yeats
Take, if you must, this little bag of dreams, Unloose the cord, and they will wrap you round.William Butler Yeats
The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.William Butler Yeats
The creations of a great writer are little more than the moods and passions of his own heart, given surnames and Christian names, and sent to walk the earth.William Butler Yeats
The innocent and the beautiful have no enemy but time.William Butler Yeats
The light of lights looks always on the motive, not the deed, the shadow of shadows on the deed alone.William Butler Yeats
The only business of the head in the world is to bow a ceaseless obeisance to the heart.William Butler Yeats
The worst thing about some men is that when they are not drunk they are sober.William Butler Yeats
The years like great black oxen tread the world, and God, the herdsman goads them on behind, and I am broken by their passing feet.William Butler Yeats
Think where man's glory most begins and ends, and say my glory was I had such friends.William Butler Yeats
To be born woman is to know - although they do not speak of it at school - women must labor to be beautiful.William Butler Yeats
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.William Butler Yeats
We make out of the quarrel with others, rhetoric, but of the quarrel with ourselves, poetry.William Butler Yeats
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.William Butler Yeats
Wine comes in at the mouth And love comes in at the eye That's all we shall know for truth Before we grow old and die.William Butler Yeats
You know what the Englishman's idea of compromise is? He says, Some people say there is a God. Some people say there is no God. The truth probably lies somewhere between these two statements.William Butler Yeats
You that would judge me, do not judge alone this book or that, come to this hallowed place where my friends' portraits hang and look thereon Ireland's history in their lineaments trace think where man's glory most begins and ends and say my glory was I had such friends.William Butler Yeats
William Butler Yeats
was a famous Irish writer,
who was born on
June 13, 1865. As a person born on this date, William Butler Yeats is listed in our database as the 37th
most popular celebrity for the day (June 13) and the 8th most popular for the year (1865).
People born on June 13
fall under the Zodiac sign of Gemini, the Twins.
William Butler Yeats is the 1200th most popular Gemini.
Aside from information specific to William Butler Yeats' birthday, William Butler Yeats is the 135th most famous Irish.
In general, William Butler Yeats ranks as the 14560th
most popular famous person, and the 455th most popular author / writer / novelist / playwright of all time.
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