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A line will take us hours maybe; Yet if it does not seem a moment's th...   Life
A pity beyond all telling is hid in the heart of love.   Life
A shudder in the loins engenders there the broken wall, the burning ro...   Life
A woman can be proud and stiff when on love intent; but love has pitch...   Life
Accursed who brings to light of day the writings I have cast away.   Life
An aged man is but a paltry thing, a tattered coat upon a stick, unles...   Life
An intellectual hatred is the worst.   Life
And say my glory was I had such friends.   Life
Books are but waste paper unless we spend in action the wisdom we get ...   Life
But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under ...   Life
Cast your mind on other days that we in coming days may be still the i...   Life
Choose your companions from the best; Who draws a bucket with the rest...   Life
Designs in connection with postage stamps and coinage may be described...   Life
Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by strikin...   Life
Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.   Education
Englishmen are babes in philosophy and so prefer faction-fighting to t...   Life
Every conquering temptation represents a new fund of moral energy. Eve...   Life
Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but s...   Life
How can we know the dancer from the dance?   Life
I agree about Shaw - he is haunted by the mystery he flouts. He is an ...   Life
I am still of opinion that only two topics can be of the least interes...   Life
I balanced all, brought all to mind, the years to come seemed waste of...   Life
I carry from my mother's womb a fanatic's heart.   Life
I hate journalists. There is nothing in them but tittering jeering emp...   Life
I have believed the best of every man. And find that to believe is eno...   Life
I have known more men destroyed by the desire to have wife and child a...   Life
I heard the old, old, men say 'all that's beautiful drifts away, like ...   Life
I know that I shall meet my fate somewhere among the clouds above; tho...   Life
I think it better that in times like these a poet's mouth be silent, f...   Life
I think you can leave the arts, superior or inferior, to the conscienc...   Life
I wonder anybody does anything at Oxford but dream and remember, the p...   Life
In dreams begins responsibility.   Dreams
Irish poets, learn your trade, sing whatever is well made, scorn the s...   Life
It is most important that we should keep in this country a certain lei...   Life
Land of Heart's Desire, Where beauty has no ebb, decay no flood, But j...   Life
Life is a long preparation for something that never happens.   Life
Man can embody truth bet he cannot know it.   Life
Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, the blood-dimmed tide is loosed...   Life
My country is Kiltartan Cross; my countrymen Kiltartan's poor.   Life
Nor dread nor hope attend a dying animal; a man awaits his end dreadin...   Life
Now I know that twenty centuries of stony sleep were vexed to nightmar...   Life
One should not lose one's temper unless one is certain of getting more...   Anger
Our stitching and unstitching has been naught.   Life
Out of Ireland have we come, great hatred, little room, maimed us at t...   Life
People who lean on logic and philosophy and rational exposition end by...   Imagination
Swift has sailed into his rest; savage indignation there cannot lacera...   Life
Take, if you must, this little bag of dreams, Unloose the cord, and th...   Life
The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate i...   Life
The creations of a great writer are little more than the moods and pas...   Life
The ghost of Roger Casement is beating on the door.   Life
The innocent and the beautiful have no enemy but time.   Life
The intellect of man is forced to choose perfection of the life, or of...   Life
The light of lights looks always on the motive, not the deed, the shad...   Life
The only business of the head in the world is to bow a ceaseless obeis...   Life
The worst thing about some men is that when they are not drunk they ar...   Life
The years like great black oxen tread the world,And God, the herdsman ...   Life
Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; mere anarchy is loosed upon...   Life
Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people.   Life
Think where mans glory most begins and ends, and say my glory was I ha...   Life
This melancholy London - I sometimes imagine that the souls of the los...   Life
Those that I fight I do not hate, those that I guard I do not love.   Life
To be born woman is to know - although they do not speak of it at scho...   Life
Too long a sacrifice can make a stone of the heart. O when may it suff...   Life
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.   Life
We are happy when for everything inside us there is a corresponding so...   Life
We make out of the quarrel with others, rhetoric, but of the quarrel w...   Life
When you are old and gray and full of sleep, and nodding by the fire, ...   Life
Why should we honour those that die upon the field of battle? A man ma...   History
Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. I...   Life
You know what the Englishman's idea of compromise is? He says, Some pe...   Life
You that would judge me, do not judge alone this book or that, come to...   Life