Category Archives: William Butler Yeats

Being Irish

Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy. William Butler Yeats, quoted from Sios Box T-shirt website http://www.siosbox.com/ Advertisements

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Desire, Lust, True Love

There is not more desire, he (my father) had said, in lust than in true love, but in true love desire awakens pity, hope, affection, admiration, and given appropriate circumstances, every emotion possible to men. William Butler Yeats, from “Autobiographies”, … Continue reading

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Education

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. William Butler Yeats

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Unicorn Quotes

No place is more enchanted than where a unicorn has been born. Peter S. Beagle Unicorns, aren’t they extinct in the modern world? Poor little fellow, he must feel sort of lonesome. Tennessee Williams, excerpt from “The Glass Menagerie” Like … Continue reading

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Irish Quotes, Proverbs, Poems, Toasts, Etc.

Irish Blessings May the road to rise to meet you. May the wind be always at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your fields. The rain fall soft upon your fields. And until we meet again, may God … Continue reading

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