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William Butler Quotes: "Why should we honour those that die upon the field of battle? A man may show as reckless a courage in entering into the abyss of himself."

Why should we honour those that die upon the field of battle? A man may show as reckless a courage in entering into the abyss of himself.




William Butler Quotes: "No man has ever lived that had enough of children's gratitude or woman's love."

No man has ever lived that had enough of children's gratitude or woman's love.



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

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



William Butler Quotes: "A statesman is an easy man He tells his lies by rote A journalist makes up his lies And takes you by the throat So stay at home and drink your beer And let the neighbours vote."

A statesman is an easy man He tells his lies by rote A journalist makes up his lies And takes you by the throat So stay at home and drink your beer And let the neighbours vote.




William Butler Quotes: "If suffering brings wisdom, I would wish to be less wise."

If suffering brings wisdom, I would wish to be less wise.



William Butler Quotes: "The worst thing about some men is that when they are not drunk they are sober."

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



William Butler Quotes: "Tread softly because you tread on my dreams."

Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.




William Butler Quotes: "Joy is the will which labours which overcomes obstacles which knows triumph."

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



William Butler Quotes: "Be secret and exult Because of all things known That is most difficult."

Be secret and exult Because of all things known That is most difficult.



William Butler Quotes: "To be born woman is to know - although they do not speak of it at school - women must labor to be beautiful."

To be born woman is to know - although they do not speak of it at school - women must labor to be beautiful.



William Butler Quotes: "We make out of the quarrel with others, rhetoric, but of the quarrel with ourselves, poetry."

We make out of the quarrel with others, rhetoric, but of the quarrel with ourselves, poetry.



William Butler Quotes: "I think it better that in times like these a poet's mouth be silent, for in truth we have no gift to set a statesman right."

I think it better that in times like these a poet's mouth be silent, for in truth we have no gift to set a statesman right.




William Butler Quotes: "She bid me take love easy as the leaves grow on the tree But I being young and foolish with her would not agree."

She bid me take love easy as the leaves grow on the tree But I being young and foolish with her would not agree.



William Butler Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "Joy is the will which labors which overcomes obstacles which knows triumph."

Joy is the will which labors which overcomes obstacles which knows triumph.



William Butler Quotes: "It is unseasonable and unwholesome in all months that have not an R in their names to eat an oyster."

It is unseasonable and unwholesome in all months that have not an R in their names to eat an oyster.



William Butler Quotes: "Style personality - deliberately adopted and therefore a mask - is the only escape from the hot-faced bargainers and money-changers."

Style personality - deliberately adopted and therefore a mask - is the only escape from the hot-faced bargainers and money-changers.



William Butler Quotes: "The only business of the head in the world is to bow a ceaseless obeisance to the heart."

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



William Butler Quotes: "Only that which does not teach which does not cry out which does not condescend which does not explain is irresistible."

Only that which does not teach which does not cry out which does not condescend which does not explain is irresistible.



William Butler Quotes: "The light of lights looks always on the motive, not the deed, the shadow of shadows on the deed alone."

The light of lights looks always on the motive, not the deed, the shadow of shadows on the deed alone.



William Butler Quotes: "Too long a sacrifice Can make a stone of the heart."

Too long a sacrifice Can make a stone of the heart.



William Butler Quotes: "Man can embody truth but he cannot know it."

Man can embody truth but he cannot know it.



William Butler Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth, We are happy when we are growing."

Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth, We are happy when we are growing.



William Butler Quotes: "How far away the stars seem, and how far is our first kiss, and ah, how old my heart."

How far away the stars seem, and how far is our first kiss, and ah, how old my heart.



William Butler Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "There are no strangers here Only friends you haven't yet met."

There are no strangers here Only friends you haven't yet met.



William Butler Quotes: "Of our conflicts with others we make rhetoric of our conflicts with ourselves we make poetry."

Of our conflicts with others we make rhetoric of our conflicts with ourselves we make poetry.



William Butler Quotes: "The intellect of man is forced to choose Perfection of the life or of the work."

The intellect of man is forced to choose Perfection of the life or of the work.



William Butler Quotes: "Florence Farr once said to me "If we could say to ourselves with sincerity 'this passing moment is as good as any I shall ever know ' we could die upon the instant and be united with God.""

Florence Farr once said to me "If we could say to ourselves with sincerity 'this passing moment is as good as any I shall ever know ' we could die upon the instant and be united with God."



William Butler Quotes: "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."

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.



William Butler Quotes: "Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot but make it hot by striking."

Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot but make it hot by striking.



William Butler Quotes: "The creations of a great writer are little more than the moods and passions of his own heart, given surnames and Christian names, and sent to walk the earth."

The creations of a great writer are little more than the moods and passions of his own heart, given surnames and Christian names, and sent to walk the earth.



William Butler Quotes: "Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire."

Education is not the filling of a pail but the lighting of a fire.



William Butler Quotes: "In dreams begins responsibility."

In dreams begins responsibility.



William Butler Quotes: "I heard the old, old, men say 'all that's beautiful drifts away, like the waters.'"

I heard the old, old, men say 'all that's beautiful drifts away, like the waters.'



William Butler Quotes: "The innocent and the beautiful have no enemy but time."

The innocent and the beautiful have no enemy but time.



William Butler Quotes: "I think you can leave the arts, superior or inferior, to the conscience of mankind."

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



William Butler Quotes: "All empty souls tend to extreme opinion."

All empty souls tend to extreme opinion.



William Butler Quotes: "Think where man's glory most begins and ends, and say my glory was I had such friends."

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



William Butler Quotes: "The best lack all conviction while the worst Are full of passionate intensity."

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



William Butler Quotes: "One should not lose one's temper unless one is certain of getting more and more angry to the end."

One should not lose one's temper unless one is certain of getting more and more angry to the end.