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An aged man is but a paltry thing, a tattered coat upon a stick, unless soul clap its hands and sing, and louder sing for every tatter in its mortal dress.


William Butler Yeats

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An aged man is but a paltry thing, a tattered coat upon a stick
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An aged man is but a paltry thing, a tattered coat upon a stick.
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Too long a sacrifice/ Can make a stone of the heart. -William Butler Yeats.
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Down by the salley gardens my love and I did meet;
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When I sing it puts a twinkle in their eyes and a smile on their face and I always feel closer to th...
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Order is a lovely thing; on disarray it lays its wing, teaching simplicity to sing.
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When a lot of voices, make up a noise, the man who is silent represents a voice.
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Love is a weakness which converts even the strongest minds as its slave and makes them sing its tune...
OSCAR AULIQ-ICE
Love is a growing, or full constant light,
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Wisdom oft lurks beneath a tattered coat.
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If I sing along a little fucking louder to a happy song I'll be alright.
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Sing you a song and steal your soul.
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MATSHONA DHLIWAYO
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Life is a desire!
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To trust someone you must firstly remember that it is a two way street that will go all the way if y...
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It is a lie.
ARTHUR MILLER
Life Is a Misconception.
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Life is a re-discovery.
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These philosophically fun ideas usually satisfy nobody. Nonetheless, they remind us that ignorance i...
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is a broken man an outlaw?"

"More or less." Brienne answered.

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The summer sun continued to rise in the sky and propel shocks of heat down on the city and the heavy...
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Alcohol is perfectly consistent in its effects upon man. Drunkenness is merely an exaggeration. A fo...
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If this could be repeated every day for a year, I would never budge from where I stood.
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Stairs to climb are difficult it takes time and effort and going down is easies job... what do I mea...
DEYTH BANGER
What is an epigram? a dwarfish whole, Its body brevity, and wit its soul.
UNKNOWN
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MARIANA FULGER
What is an epigram? A dwarfish whole, its body brevity, and wit its soul.
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I love you so much, so incredibly much," he went on, "and I forget when you're close to me, I forget...
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One's ideas must be as broad as Nature if they are to interpret Nature
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Every day silence harvests its victims. Silence is a mortal illness.
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It is all one to me if a man comes from Sing Sing Prison or Harvard. We hire a man, not his history.
DANIEL WEBSTER
It is all one to me if a man comes from Sing Sing Prison or Harvard. We hire a man, not his history.
HENRY FORD
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HENRY FORD
It is all one to me if a man comes from Sing Sing Prison or Harvard. We hire a man, not his history.
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Every evil is a sickness of soul, but virtue offers the cause of its health.
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The light of a great man shines for generations to come.
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You do what you love, what you need
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You are the blood of the dragon. You can make a hat.
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Life is a risk.
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Don't judge a cat by its coat.
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They bring a letter stating that they're a student in good standing, ... and then they come in and t...
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Hodor," said Hodor.
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She made a fence of phrases, which seemed a treachery to herself.
ELIZABETH TAYLOR
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I turned.
Rhysand leaned against the archway into the sitting room, arms crossed, wings nowhere...
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I'm not a prophet or a stone aged man, just a mortal with potential of a superman. I'm living on.
DAVID BOWIE
The opportunity to decieve others is ever present and often tempting, and each instance of deception...
SAM HARRIS
Live well. Sing out, sing loud, and sing often. And God bless the child that's got a song.
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Things fall apart; the center cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed t...
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I hear the wind a blowI hear the grass a grow,And all that I know, I know.But I will not speak, I wi...
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Once more the storm is howling, and half hidUnder this cradle-hood and coverlidMy child sleeps on.
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TOIL and grow rich, what's that but to lie with a foul witch and after, drained dry, to be brought t...
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If suffering brings wisdom, I would wish to be less wise.
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I heard the old, old, men say "all that's beautiful drifts away, like the waters
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There's more enterpriseIn walking naked.
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Accursed who brings to light of day the writings I have cast away.
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The light of lights looks always on the motive, not the deed, the shadow of shadows on the deed alon...
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The problem with some people is that when they aren't drunk, they're sober.
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All empty sould tend toward extreme opinions.
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Choose your companions from the best; Who draws a bucket with the rest soon topples down the hill.
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Who stole your wits away
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Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths, Enwrought with golden and silver light, The blue and the dim ...
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My fiftieth year had come and gone,I sat, a solitary man,In a crowded London shop,And open book and ...
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Our stitching and unstitching has been naught.
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An intellectual hatred is the worst,So let her think opinions are accursed.
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I have spread my dreams under your feet; tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
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Where beauty has no ebb, decay no flood, But joy is wisdom, time an endless song.
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I think it better that in times like these a poet's mouth be silent, for in truth we have no gif...
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The innocent and the beautiful have no enemy but time.
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Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
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The only business of the head in the world is to bow a ceaseless obeisance to the heart.
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Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.
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There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven't yet met.
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Like a long-legged fly upon the stream His mind moves among silence
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I agree about Shaw - he is haunted by the mystery he flouts. He is an atheist who trembles in the ha...
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We were the last romantics -- chose for themeTraditional sanctity and loveliness.
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I sigh that kiss you,For I must ownThat I shall miss youWhen you have grown.
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Those images that yetFresh images beget,That dolphin-torn, that gong-tormented sea.
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Nobody running at full speed has either a head or a heart.
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The mystical life is the centre of all that I do and all that I think and all that I write. . . .
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I hear lake water lapping with low sounds by the shore. . . .I hear it in the deep heart's core.
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Test every work of intellect or faith,And everything that your own hands have wroughtAnd call those ...
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Joy is of the will which labours, which overcomes obstacles, which knows triumph.
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How can we know the dancer from the dance?
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You that would judge me, do not judge alone this book or that, come to this hallowed place where my ...
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Come away, O human child: To the waters and the wild with a fairy, hand in hand, For the world's mor...
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One often hears of a horse that shivers with terror, or of a dog that howls at something a man's eye...
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Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetr...
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To be born woman is to know -- although they do not speak of it at school -- women must labor to be ...
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I balanced all, brought all to mind, the years to come seemed waste of breath, a waste of breath the...
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We are happy when for everything inside us there is a corresponding something outside us.
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Man can embody truth but he cannot know it.
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Considering that, all hatred driven hence,The soul recovers radical innocenceAnd learns at last that...
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When two close kindred meetWhat better than call a dance?
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Now that my ladder's goneI must lie down where all ladders startIn the foul rag and bone shop of the...
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You that would judge me, do not judge alone this book or that, come to this hallowed place where my ...
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I think a man and a woman should choose each other for life, for the simple reason that a long life ...
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Come swish around, my pretty punk,And keep me dancing stillThat I may stay a sober manAlthough I dri...
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Hearts are not had as a gift, But hearts are earned...
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I'd as soon listen to dried peas in a bladder, as listen to your thoughts.
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Supreme art is a traditional statement of certain heroic and religious truth, passed on from age to ...
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Be secret and exult, Because of all things known That is most difficult.
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Farewell -- farewell,For I am weary of the weight of time.
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And therefore I have sailed the seas and comeTo the holy city of Byzantium.
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Cast your mind on other days that we in coming days may be still the indomitable Irishry.
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth. We are happy whe...
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
Nor law, nor duty bade me fight,Nor public men, nor cheering crowds.
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
Time's bitter flood will rise,Your beauty perish and be lostFor all eyes but these eyes.
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
The hour of the waning of love has beset us,And weary and worn are our sad souls now;Let us part, er...
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
An intellectual hatred is the worst.
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
Think where mans glory most begins and ends, and say my glory was I had such friends.
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
I have certainly known more men destroyed by the desire to have a wife and child and to keep them in...
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
This melancholy London - I sometimes imagine that the souls of the lost are compelled to walk throug...
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
All empty souls tend toward extreme opinions
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
That William Blake
Who beat upon the wall
Till Truth obeyed his call.
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
I hate journalists. There is nothing in them but tittering jeering emptiness. They have all made wha...
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
I carry from my mother's womb a fanatic's heart.
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
Things fall apart; the center cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, The blood-dimmed t...
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
I am still of opinion that only two topics can be of the least interest to a serious and studious m...
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
The land of fairy, where nobody gets old and godly and grave, where nobody gets old and crafty and w...
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and ...
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
And say my glory was I had such friends.
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly becaus...
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
But was there ever dog that praised his fleas?
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
How far away the stars seem, and how far is our first kiss, and ah, how old my heart.
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon...
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
Think where man's glory most begins and ends, and say my glory was I had such friends.
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
Those that I fight I do not hate, those that I guard I do not love.
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
Wine comes in at the mouth And love comes in at the eye; That's all we shall know for truth Before w...
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
Think where man's glory most begins and ends, And say my glory was I had such friends.
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
The intellect of man is forced to choose perfection of the life, or of the work, and if it take th...
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
Take, if you must, this little bag of dreams, Unloose the cord, and they will wrap you round.
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
I think you can leave the arts, superior or inferior, to the conscience of mankind.
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
Grant me an old man's frenzy,
Myself must I remake
Till I am Timon and Lear
Or that Willia...
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
The creations of a great writer are little more than the moods and passions of his own heart, given ...
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
It was my first meeting with a philosophy that confirmed my vague speculations and seemed at once lo...
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
You know what the Englishman's idea of compromise is? He says, Some people say there is a God. S...
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
Oh, Love is the crooked thing, there is nobody wise enough to find out all that is in it, for he wil...
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
I hate journalists. There is nothing in them but tittering jeering emptiness. They have all made wha...
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
May she be granted beauty and yet notBeauty to make a stranger's eye distraught,Or hers before a loo...
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
It is not permitted to a man who takes up pen or chisel, to seek originality, for passion is his onl...
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
If I make the lashes darkAnd the eyes more brightAnd the lips more scarlet,Or ask if all be rightFro...
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
From our birthday, until we die, Is but the winking of an eye.
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
I bear a burden that might well tryMen that do all by rule,And what can IThat am a wandering-witted ...
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
Of conflicts with others we make retorica, of conflicts with ourselves poetry
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
The ghost of Roger Casement is beating on the door.
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
It is a hard thing to be married to a man of learning that must always be having arguments.
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
You think it horrible that lust and rage
Should dance attendance upon my old age;
They wer...
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
We were the last romantics -- chose for theme
Traditional sanctity and loveliness.
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire.
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
One often hears of a horse that shivers with terror, or of a dog that howls at something a man's eye...
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
Who stole your wits awayAnd where are they gone?
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire.
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
Time drops in decay,Like a candle burnt out,And the mountains and woodsHave their day, have their da...
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
Time drops in decay,
Like a candle burnt out,
And the mountains and woods
Have their ...
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS
Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths, Enwrought with golden and silver light, The blue and the dim ...
WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS