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William+Butler Yeats Quotes

William Butler Yeats
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.
William Butler Yeats
#Irish Poet

William Butler Yeats
Where beauty has no ebb, decay no flood, But joy is wisdom, time an endless song.
William Butler Yeats
#Beauty

William Butler Yeats
When such as I cast out remorseSo great a sweetness flows into the breastWe must laugh and we must sing,We are blest by everything,Everything we look upon is blest.
William Butler Yeats
#Remorse

William Butler Yeats
Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats
#Words #Meaning

William Butler Yeats
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.
William Butler Yeats
#Irish Poet

William Butler Yeats
Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people.
William Butler Yeats
#Communication #Language

William Butler Yeats
Mysticism has been in the past and probably ever will be one of the great powers of the world and it is bad scholarship to pretend the contrary. You may argue against it but you should no more treat it with disrespect than a perfectly cultivated writ
William Butler Yeats
#Past

William Butler Yeats
We make out of the quarrel with others, rhetoric, but of the quarrel with ourselves, poetry.
William Butler Yeats
#Irish Poet #Poetry

William Butler Yeats
Supreme art is a traditional statement of certain heroic and religious truth, passed on from age to age, modified by individual genius, but never abandoned
William Butler Yeats
#Age And Aging

William Butler Yeats
Once you attempt legislation upon religious grounds, you open the way for every kind of intolerance and religious persecution
William Butler Yeats
#Intolerance

William Butler Yeats
Every conquering temptation represents a new fund of moral energy. Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before.
William Butler Yeats
#Irish Poet #Energy

William Butler Yeats
The things that have been told us in our childhoodAre not so fragile.
William Butler Yeats
#Childhood

William Butler Yeats
The mystical life is the centre of all that I do and all that I think and all that I write. . . .
William Butler Yeats
#Life

William Butler Yeats
I have certainly known more men destroyed by the desire to have a wife and child and to keep them in comfort than I have seen destroyed by drink and harlots
William Butler Yeats
#Desire

William Butler Yeats
Joy is of the will which labours, which overcomes obstacles, which knows triumph.
William Butler Yeats
#Irish Poet #Joy

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
#Love

William Butler Yeats
A pity beyond all telling is hid in the heart of love.
William Butler Yeats
#Cute Love #Sweet Love #Love #Heart

William Butler Yeats
There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven't yet met.
William Butler Yeats
#Irish Poet #Friends Or Friendship

William Butler Yeats
Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy.
William Butler Yeats
#Irish Poet #Irish

William Butler Yeats
he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy.'
William Butler Yeats
#Joy