The best Quotations


By logic and reason we die hourly; by imagination we live.
- J. B. Yeats

Only for his dreams is a man responsible, his actions are what he must do.
- J. B. Yeats

Personality is born out of pain. it is the fire shut up in the flint.
- J. B. Yeats

Hate is a kind of 'passive suffering', but indignation is a kind of joy.
- William B. Yeats

A gentleman is a man whose principal ideas are not connected with his personal needs and his personal succes.
- William B. Yeats

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

A pity beyond all telling is hid in the heart of love.
- William B. Yeats

All empty souls tend to extreme opinions.
- William B. Yeats

An aged man is but a paltry thing, a tattered coat upon a stick
- William B. Yeats

And say my glory was i had such friends.
- William B. Yeats

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 B. Yeats

Designs in connection with postage stamps and coinage may be described, i think, as the silent ambassadors on national taste.
- William B. Yeats

Education is not filling a bucket but lighting a fire.
- William B. Yeats

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
- William B. Yeats

Education is not the filling of the pail, but, the lighting of the fire.
- William B. Yeats

Englishmen are babes in philosophy and so prefer faction-fighting to the labor of its unfamiliar thought.
- William B. Yeats

Good conversation unrolls itself like the spring or like the dawn.
- William B. Yeats

Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth, we are happy when we are growing.
- William B. Yeats

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 B. Yeats

I carry from my mother's womb a fanatic's heart.
- William B. Yeats

I hate journalists. there is nothing in them but tittering jeering emptiness. they have all made what dante calls the great refusal. the shallowest people on the ridge of the earth.
- William B. Yeats

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 B. Yeats

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 B. Yeats

I have spread my dreams under your feet; tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
- William B. Yeats

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 B. Yeats


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Quotation If you hear a voice within you saying, ''You are not a painter,'' then by all means paint… and that voice will be silenced. - writer
Quotation As usual I finish the day before the sea, sumptuous this evening beneath the moon, which writes Arab symbols with phosphorescent streaks on the slow swells. There is no end to the sky and the waters. How well they accompany sadness! - writer
Quotation I have the true feeling of myself only when I am unbearably unhappy. - writer
Quotation Listening to a news broadcast is like smoking a cigarette and crushing the butt in the ashtray. - writer
Quotation How else but through a broken heart may Lord Christ enter in? - writer
Quotation Of course we women gossip on occasion. But our appetite for it is not as avid as a man s. It is in the boys gyms, the college fraternity houses, the club locker rooms, the paneled offices of business that gossip reaches its luxuriant flower. - writer