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William Butler Yeats
June 13, 1865 - January 28, 1939
Nationality: Irish
Category: Poet
Subcategory: Irish Poet

Accursed who brings to light of day the writings I have cast away.


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.


The only business of the head in the world is to bow a ceaseless obeisance to the heart.


People who lean on logic and philosophy and rational exposition end by starving the best part of the mind.


Joy is of the will which labours, which overcomes obstacles, which knows triumph.


Nor dread nor hope attend a dying animal; a man awaits his end dreading and hoping all.


Choose your companions from the best; Who draws a bucket with the rest soon topples down the hill.


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.


I think you can leave the arts, superior or inferior, to the conscience of mankind.


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.


Life is a long preparation for something that never happens.


Those that I fight I do not hate, those that I guard I do not love.


But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.


Cast your mind on other days that we in coming days may be still the indomitable Irishry.


Designs in connection with postage stamps and coinage may be described, I think, as the silent ambassadors on national taste.


Take, if you must, this little bag of dreams, Unloose the cord, and they will wrap you round.


A line will take us hours maybe; Yet if it does not seem a moment's thought, our stitching and unstinting has been naught.


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.


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.


In dreams begins responsibility.


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