William Butler Yeats

William Butler
Yeats
1865
1939

Irish Poet, Playwright

Author Quotes

Land of Heart's Desire, where beauty has no ebb, decay no flood, but joy is wisdom, Time an endless song.

Life is a long preparation for something that never happens.

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

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.

A pity beyond all telling is hid in the heart of love.

All empty souls tend to extreme opinion. It is only in those who have built up a rich world of memories and habits of thought that extreme opinions affront the sense of probability. Propositions, for instance, which set all the truth upon one side can only enter rich minds to dislocate and strain, if they can enter at all, and sooner or later the mind expels them by instinct.

In dreams begins responsibility.

The innocent and the beautiful have no enemy but time.

Author Picture
First Name
William Butler
Last Name
Yeats
Birth Date
1865
Death Date
1939
Bio

Irish Poet, Playwright