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Yeats, William Butler
Born: 1865-06-13
Died: 1939-01-29

Irish dramatist & poet.

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Supreme art is a traditional statement of certain heroic and religious truth, passed on from age to age, modified by individual genius, but never abandoned.
- William Butler Yeats

And say my glory was I had such friends.
- William Butler Yeats

Books are but waste paper unless we spend in action the wisdom we get from thought - asleep. When we are weary of the living, we may repair to the dead, who have nothing of peevishness, pride, or design in their conversation.
- William Butler Yeats

But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
- William Butler Yeats

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




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