Quotes by William Butler Yeats

Indignant at the fumbling wits, the obscure spiteOf our old Paudeen in his shop, I stumbled blind Among the stones and thorn-trees, under mo ...

William Butler Yeats indignation estrangement

Wine comes in at the mouthAnd love comes in at the eye; That's all we shall know for truthBefore we grow old and die. ...

William Butler Yeats love truth aging

"Vengeance upon the murderers," the cry goes up,"Vengeance for Jacques Molay." In cloud-pale rags, or in lace, The rage-driven, rage-torment ...

William Butler Yeats revenge nothingness

Come swish around my pretty punkAnd keep me dancing stillThat I may stay a sober manAlthough I drink my fill. ...

William Butler Yeats drinking dancers dancing

That country where a man can be so crossed;Can be so battered, badgered and destroyedThat he's a loveless man.... ...

William Butler Yeats Ireland and the Irish hardship

A drunkard is a dead manAnd all dead men are drunk. ...

William Butler Yeats drinking death

For wisdom is the property of the dead,A something incompatible with life; and power, Like everything that has the stain of blood,A property ...

William Butler Yeats life wisdom blood

Give to these children, new from the world,Rest far from men. Is anything better, anything better?Tell us it then.... ...

William Butler Yeats fairies human condition life

Now days are dragon-ridden, the nightmareRides upon sleep: a drunken soldiery Can leave the mother, murdered at her door,To crawl in her own ...

William Butler Yeats war inhumanity modern man

I have spread my dreams under your feet;Tread softly because you tread on my dreams. ...

William Butler Yeats dreams dreaming

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