3 Quotes – William Butler Yeats





William Butler Yeats, Irish poet

Nobel Prize in Literature 1923

June 13, 1865 in Sandymount, Ireland
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?ย  ๐Ÿ™‚


14 thoughts on “3 Quotes – William Butler Yeats

  1. The world is full of magic things, patiently waiting for our senses to grow sharper.โ€ย 
    โ€•ย 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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