William Butler Yeats Quotes and its meanings

William Butler Yeats has written on many topics. Some of the topics he has discussed most are as follows;

Age Alone Anger Best Business Courage Death Design Dreams Education Friendship God Great Happiness History Hope Imagination Men Parenting Poetry Romantic Saintpatricksday Time Truth Wisdom Women

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What does William Butler Yeats write about?

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What are the top most famous quotes by William Butler Yeats?

Here are the top most famous quotes by William Butler Yeats.

  • I am of a healthy long lived race, and our minds improve with age.
  • You that would judge me, do not judge alone this book or that, come to this hallowed place where my friends' portraits hang and look thereon Ireland's history in their lineaments trace think where man's glory most begins and ends and say my glory was I had such friends.
  • The light of lights looks always on the motive, not the deed, the shadow of shadows on the deed alone.
  • One should not lose one's temper unless one is certain of getting more and more angry to the end.
  • The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.
  • People who lean on logic and philosophy and rational exposition end by starving the best part of the mind.
  • 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.
  • The only business of the head in the world is to bow a ceaseless obeisance to the heart.
  • 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.
  • 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.