Quotes by William Butler Yeats

William Butler Yeats was an Irish poet and one of the foremost figures of 20th-century literature. A pillar of both the Irish and British literary establishments, he helped to found the Abbey Theatre, and in his later years served as a Senator of the Irish Free State for two terms.

Quotes
Quote by William Butler Yeats

All empty souls tend toward extreme opinions.

Foolishness, Opinions, National Socialism
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Quote by William Butler Yeats

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

Education
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Quote by William Butler Yeats

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

Friendship
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Quote by William Butler Yeats

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

Alcohol
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Quote by William Butler Yeats

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

Motivation
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Quote by William Butler Yeats

Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame!

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