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William Butler Yeats Quotes

(1865-1939), Irish Poet, Playwright.

An aged man is but a paltry thing, a tattered coat upon a stick

Category: Age And Aging

The worst thing about some men is that when they are not drunk they are sober.

Category: Alcohol And Alcoholism

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

Category: Army And Navy

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

Category: Censorship

The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.

Category: Certainty

Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, the blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere the ceremony of innocence is drowned.

Category: Chaos

I wonder anybody does anything at Oxford but dream and remember, the place is so beautiful. One almost expects the people to sing instead of speaking. It is all like an opera.

Category: Colleges And Universities

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

Category: Creativity

I balanced all, brought all to mind, the years to come seemed waste of breath, a waste of breath the years behind, in balance with this life, this death.

Category: Death And Dying

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

Category: Design

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

Category: Dreams

I have known more men destroyed by the desire to have wife and child and to keep them in comfort than I have seen destroyed by drink and harlots.

Category: Family

I carry from my mother's womb a fanatic's heart.

Category: Fanatics And Fanaticism

And say my glory was I had such friends.

Category: Friends And Friendship

Think where man's glory most begins and ends, And say my glory was I had such friends.

Category: Friends And Friendship