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William Butler Yeats Quotes
Brief author info: William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) Irish poet and playwright.
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The worst thing about some men is that when they are not drunk they are sober.
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
The pain others give passes away in their later kindness, but that of our own blunders, especially when they hurt our vanity, never passes away
Life moves out of a red flare of dreams Into a common light of common hours, Until old age brings the red flare again.
There is no deformity But saves us from a dream.
I am still of the opinion that only two topics can be of the least interest to a serious and studious mind-sex and the dead.
A pity beyond all telling Is in the heart of love.
What's memory but the ash That chokes our fires that have begun to sink?
The Light of Lights Looks always on the motive, not the deed, The Shadow of Shadows on the deed alone.
An aged man is but a paltry thing, A tattered coat upon a stick, unless Soul clap its hands and sing, and louder sing For every tatter in its mortal dress.
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