Quotes by William Butler Yeats

William Butler Yeats was an Irish poet and one of the foremost figures of 20th-century literature. A pillar of both the Irish and British literary establishments, he helped to found the Abbey Theatre, and in his later years served as a Senator of the Irish Free State for two terms.

The best Quotes and Sayings

All empty souls tend toward extreme opinions.

Foolishness, Opinions, RacismWilliam Butler Yeats

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

EducationWilliam Butler Yeats

There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven't yet met.

FriendshipWilliam Butler Yeats

The worst thing about some men is that when they are not drunk they are sober.

AlcoholWilliam Butler Yeats

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

MotivationWilliam Butler Yeats

Come Fairies, take me out of this dull world, for I would ride with you upon the wind and dance upon the mountains like a flame!

William Butler Yeats