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Top 10 William Butler Yeats Quotes

The very best quotes from the Irish poet W.B. Yeats

Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.
W.B. Yeats

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But was there ever dog that praised his fleas?
W.B. Yeats

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
W.B. Yeats

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

Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people.
W.B. Yeats

In dreams begin responsibilities.
W.B. Yeats

To long a sacrifice can make a stone of a heart.
W.B. Yeats

A man who does not exist, a man who is but a dream.
W.B. Yeats

I carry from my mother's womb a fanatic's heart.
W.B. Yeats

If suffering brings wisdom, I would wish to be less wise.
W.B. Yeats

Here's a few more Great Quotes on Life from William Butler Yeats ...

Think where man's glory most begins and ends, and say my glory was I had such friends.
W.B. Yeats

We make out of the quarrel with others, rhetoric, but of the quarrel with ourselves, poetry.
W.B. Yeats

What instruments we have agree the day of his death was a dark cold day.
W.B. Yeats

You were silly like us; your gift survived it all: The parish of rich women, physical decay, yourself.
W.B. Yeats

I think you can leave the arts, superior or inferior, to the conscience of mankind.
W.B. Yeats

An aged man is but a paltry thing, a tattered coat upon a stick.
W.B. Yeats

I balanced all, brought all to mind, the years to come seemed waste of breath, a waste of breath the years behind, in balance with this life, this death.
W.B. Yeats

Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth, we are happy when we are growing.
W.B. Yeats

A pity beyond all telling is hid in the heart of love.
W.B. Yeats

When you are old and gray and full of sleep, and nodding by the fire, take down this book and slowly read, and dream of the soft look your eyes had once, and of their shadows deep.
W.B. Yeats

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