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Lao Tzu
A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.
Lao Tzu
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William Butler Yeats
Joy is of the will which labours, which overcomes obstacles, which knows triumph.
William Butler Yeats
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Romantic love is an illusion. Most of us discover this truth at the end of a love affair or else when the sweet emotions of love lead us into marriage and then turn down their flames.
Thomas More
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William Allingham
She danced a jig, she sung a song that took my heart away.
William Allingham
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Oliver Goldsmith
The hours we pass with happy prospects in view are more pleasing than those crowded with fruition.
Oliver Goldsmith
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Lao Tzu
The key to growth is the introduction of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness.
Lao Tzu
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William Butler Yeats
There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven't yet met.
William Butler Yeats
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William Butler Yeats
Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy.
William Butler Yeats
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Seamus Heaney
As writers and readers, as sinners and citizens, our realism and our aesthetic sense make us wary of crediting the positive note.
Seamus Heaney
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Seamus Heaney
Even if the hopes you started out with are dashed, hope has to be maintained.
Seamus Heaney
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Seamus Heaney
But that citizen's perception was also at one with the truth in recognizing that the very brutality of the means by which the IRA were pursuing change was destructive of the trust upon which new possibilities would have to be based.
Seamus Heaney
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Seamus Heaney
The Ireland I now inhabit is one that these Irish contemporaries have helped to imagine.
Seamus Heaney
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Seamus Heaney
A public expectation, it has to be said, not of poetry as such but of political positions variously approvable by mutually disapproving groups.
Seamus Heaney
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Seamus Heaney
In fact, in lyric poetry, truthfulness becomes recognizable as a ring of truth within the medium itself.
Seamus Heaney
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Seamus Heaney
Whether it be a matter of personal relations within a marriage or political initiatives within a peace process, there is no sure-fire do-it-yourself kit.
Seamus Heaney
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Seamus Heaney
When I first encountered the name of the city of Stockholm, I little thought that I would ever visit it, never mind end up being welcomed to it as a guest of the Swedish Academy and the Nobel Foundation.
Seamus Heaney
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Seamus Heaney
Even if the last move did not succeed, the inner command says move again.
Seamus Heaney
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Seamus Heaney
I credit poetry for making this space-walk possible.
Seamus Heaney
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Seamus Heaney
Then as the years went on and my listening became more deliberate, I would climb up on an arm of our big sofa to get my ear closer to the wireless speaker.
Seamus Heaney
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Seamus Heaney
There is risk and truth to yourselves and the world before you.
Seamus Heaney
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Seamus Heaney
Without needing to be theoretically instructed, consciousness quickly realizes that it is the site of variously contending discourses.
Seamus Heaney
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Seamus Heaney
Manifesting that order of poetry where we can at last grow up to that which we stored up as we grew.
Seamus Heaney
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Lao Tzu
To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders.
Lao Tzu
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William Allingham
I have been an "Official" all my life, without the least turn for it. I never could attain a true official manner, which is highly artificial and handles trifles with ludicrously disproportionate gravity.
William Allingham
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Lao Tzu
The wise man does not lay up his own treasures. The more he gives to others, the more he has for his own.
Lao Tzu
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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
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Oliver Goldsmith
Hope is such a bait, it covers any hook.
Oliver Goldsmith
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Lao Tzu
Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it.
Lao Tzu
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From my rotting body, flowers shall grow and I am in them and that is eternity.
Edvard Munch
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Lao Tzu
Silence is a source of great strength.
Lao Tzu
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