3 Quotes – William Butler Yeats


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William Butler Yeats, Irish poet

Nobel Prize in Literature 1923

born:
June 13, 1865 in Sandymount, Ireland
died:
January 28, 1939 in Menton, France

 

All empty souls tend toward extreme opinions.
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Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
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Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people.

 

 

Which is your favourite quote by William Butler Yeats?  🙂


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14 thoughts on “3 Quotes – William Butler Yeats

  1. The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.” 
    ― W.B. Yeats

  2. I like the last one personally. Did you know that the bones in his grave might not even be his? He was buried in a communal paupers grave in France. Eventually, they were brought back to Ireland, but theres no way of knowing if the right ones were gathered up. Isnt that a shame? It was his great wish to be buried beneath Benbulben. So sad.

    • The last one seems to be the winner, Ali. It is sad, if it weren’t his remains – especially as it was his wish to be buried beneath the Benbulben. It’s the good thought that’s comforting, knowing that someone at least tried.

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