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 William Butler Yeats - “Think where mans glory most begins and ends, and say my glory was I had such friends.”
 William Butler Yeats - “The Government does not intend these things to happen, the Commission on whose report the Bill was founded did not intend these things to happen, but in legislation intention is nothing, and the letter of the law everything, and no government has the”
 William Butler Yeats - “Romantic Ireland's dead and gone, It's with O'Leary in the grave”
 William Butler Yeats - “An intellectual hate is the worst”
 William Butler Yeats - “Now that my ladder's goneI must lie down where all ladders startIn the foul rag and bone shop of the heart.”
 William Butler Yeats - “We had fed the heart on fantasies,The heart's grown brutal from the fare.”
 William Butler Yeats - “The fascination of what's difficultHas dried the sap out of my veins, and rentSpontaneous joy and natural contentOut of my heart.”
 William Butler Yeats - “Oh, who could have foretoldThat the heart grows old”
 William Butler Yeats - “Hell is the place of those who have deniedThey find there what they planted and what dug,A Lake of Spaces, and a Wood of Nothing,And wander there and drift, and never ceaseWailing for substance.”
 William Butler Yeats - “Nor dread nor hope attendA dying animalA man awaits his endDreading and hoping all.”
 William Butler Yeats - “An intellectual hatred is the worst,So let her think opinions are accursed.”
 William Butler Yeats - “I call on those that call me son,Grandson, or great-grandson,On uncles, aunts, great-uncles or great-aunts,To judge what I have done.Have I, that put it into words,Spoilt what old loins have sent”
 William Butler Yeats - “When such as I cast out remorseSo great a sweetness flows into the breastWe must laugh and we must sing,We are blest by everything,Everything we look upon is blest.”
 William Butler 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 Butler Yeats - “Life is a long preparation for something that never happens.”
 William Butler Yeats - “Education is not the filling of the pail, but, the lighting of the fire.”
 William Butler 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 Butler Yeats - “Out of Ireland have we come, great hatred, little room, maimed us at the start. I carry from my mother's womb a fanatic heart.”
 William Butler Yeats - “Nor dread nor hope attend a dying animal a man awaits his end dreading and hoping all.”
 William Butler Yeats - “I know that I shall meet my fate somewhere among the clouds above those that I fight I do not hate, those that I guard I do not love.”
 William Butler Yeats - “I heard the old, old, men say 'all that's beautiful drifts away, like the waters.'”
 William Butler Yeats - “Choose your companions from the best Who draws a bucket with the rest soon topples down the hill.”
 William Butler Yeats - “Cast your mind on other days that we in coming days may be still the indomitable Irishry.”
 William Butler Yeats - “All empty souls tend toward extreme opinions.”
 William Yeats - “An intellectual hatred is the worst.”

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