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Top 10 W.B. Yeats Quotations

top 10 quotations by W.B. Yeats

William Butler Yeats (1865–1939) was an Irish poet and one of the foremost figures of 20th-century literature. A pillar of the Irish literary establishment, Yeats played a significant role in the Celtic Revival and was a driving force behind the Irish Literary Renaissance. His work touches on various themes, including the intersection of the personal and the political, the mystical and the nationalistic, and the interplay between tradition and modernity. Yeats was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1923 for his 'always inspired poetry, which in a highly artistic form gives expression to the spirit of a whole nation.'

"Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world." W.B. Yeats

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

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

"We are happy when for everything inside us there is a corresponding something outside us." W.B. Yeats

"The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity." W.B. Yeats

"For he would be thinking of love Till the stars had run away And the shadows eaten the moon." W.B. Yeats

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

"There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven't yet met." W.B. Yeats

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