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We are happy when for everything inside us there is a corresponding something outside us.
~ William Butler Yeats | ( Irish poet, and playwright. ) | 1865-1939 | Happiness
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Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth, We are happy when we are growing.
~ William Butler Yeats | ( Irish poet, and playwright. ) | 1865-1939 | Happiness
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The worst thing about some men is that when they are not drunk they are sober.
~ William Butler Yeats | ( Irish poet, and playwright. ) | 1865-1939 | Alcoholism
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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.
~ William Butler Yeats | ( Irish poet, and playwright. ) | 1865-1939 | Death
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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 | ( Irish poet, and playwright. ) | 1865-1939 | Words
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A pity beyond all telling is hid in the heart of love.
~ William Butler Yeats | ( Irish poet, and playwright. ) | 1865-1939 | Love
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An aged man is but a paltry thing, a tattered coat upon a stick
~ William Butler Yeats | ( Irish poet, and playwright. ) | 1865-1939 | Age
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And say my glory was I had such friends.
~ William Butler Yeats | ( Irish poet, and playwright. ) | 1865-1939 | Friendship
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Think where man's glory most begins and ends, And say my glory was I had such friends.
~ William Butler Yeats | ( Irish poet, and playwright. ) | 1865-1939 | Friendship
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The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.
~ William Butler Yeats | ( Irish poet, and playwright. ) | 1865-1939 | Certainty
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Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, the blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere the ceremony of innocence is drowned.
~ William Butler Yeats | ( Irish poet, and playwright. ) | 1865-1939 | Chaos
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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.
~ William Butler Yeats | ( Irish poet, and playwright. ) | 1865-1939 | Family
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But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
~ William Butler Yeats | ( Irish poet, and playwright. ) | 1865-1939 | Dreams
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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 Yeats | ( Irish poet, and playwright. ) | 1865-1939 | War
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Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people.
~ William Butler Yeats | ( Irish poet, and playwright. ) | 1865-1939 | Language
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