William Butler Yeats (1865-1939) quotes
- An intellectual hatred is the worst.
- And say my glory was I had such friends.
- But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; tread softly because you are treading on my dreams.
- Come away, O human child: To the waters and the wild with a fairy, hand in hand, for the world's more full of weeping than you can understand.
- I heard the old, old, men say 'all that's beautiful drifts away, like the waters'.
- I know that I shall meet my fate somewhere among the clouds above; those that I fight I do not hate, those that I guard I do not love.
- If suffering brings wisdom, I would wish to be less wise.
- Nor dread nor hope attend a dying animal; a man awaits his end dreading and hoping all.
- Too long a sacrifice can make a stone of the heart. O when may it suffice?
- We are happy when for everything inside of us there is a corresponding something outside us.
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