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William Butler Yeats



    In dreams begins responsibility.

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

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    People who lean on logic and philosophy and rational exposition end by starving the best part of the mind.

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    In Imagination only we find a Human Faculty that touches nature at one side, and spirit on the other. Imagination may be described as that which is sent bringing spirit to nature, entering into nature, and seemingly losing its spirit, that nature being revealed as symbol may lose the power to delude.

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    All changed, changed utterly:A terrible beauty is born.

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    He knows death to the bone --Man has created death.

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    Life moves out of a red flare of dreams into a common light of common hours, until old age bring the red flare again.

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    Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire.

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    For men improve with the years;And yet, and yet,Is this my dream, or the truth?

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    I have certainly known more men destroyed by the desire to have a wife and child and to keep them in comfort than I have seen destroyed by drink and harlots

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    The hour of the waning of love has beset us,And weary and worn are our sad souls now;Let us part, ere the season of passion forget us,With a kiss and a tear on thy drooping brow.

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    Those that I fight I do not hate, those that I guard I do not love.

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    O love is the crooked thing,There is nobody wise enoughTo find out all that is in it.

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    Oh, Love is the crooked thing, there is nobody wise enough to find out all that is in it, for he will be thinking about love til the stars run away and the shadows eaten the moon...

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    I heard the old, old, men say "all that's beautiful drifts away, like the waters

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