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35 Inspirational William Butler Yeats Quotes On Success

Last Updated May 2023

35 Inspirational William Butler Yeats Quotes On Success

William Butler Yeats was an Irish poet, dramatist, prose writer and one of the foremost figures of 20th-century literature. A pillar of the Irish literary establishment, he helped to found the Abbey Theatre, and in his later years served two terms as a Senator of the Irish Free State. He was a driving force behind the Irish Literary Revival along with Lady Gregory, Edward Martyn and others. Yeats was born in Sandymount, Ireland, and educated there and in London. He spent childhood holidays in County Sligo and studied poetry from an early age, when he became fascinated by Irish legends and the occult. These topics feature in the first phase of his work, which lasted roughly until the turn of the 20th century. His earliest volume of verse was published in 1889, and its slow-paced and lyrical poems display debts to Edmund Spenser, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and the poets of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. From 1900, his poetry grew more physical and realistic. He largely renounced the transcendental beliefs of his youth, though he remained preoccupied with physical and spiritual masks, as well as with cyclical theories of life. In 1923, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. May these William Butler Yeats Quotes On Success inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. “Hammer your thoughts into unity.” William Butler Yeats

2. “All empty souls tend toward extreme opinions.” William Butler Yeats

3. “The worst thing about some men is that when they are not drunk they are sober.” William Butler Yeats

4. “The winds that awakened the stars Are blowing through my blood.” William Butler Yeats

5. “The innocent and the beautiful have no enemy but time.” William Butler Yeats

6. “The Irishman sustains himself during brief periods of joy by the knowledge that tragedy is just around the corner.” William Butler Yeats

7. Life is a long preparation for something that never happens.” William Butler Yeats

8. “I believe, that our memories are part of one great memory, the memory of Nature herself.” William Butler Yeats

9. “Though leaves are many, the root is one.” William Butler Yeats

10. “An intellectual hate is the worst.” William Butler Yeats

11. “And a softness came from the starlight and filled me full to the bone..” William Butler Yeats

12. Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.” William Butler Yeats

13. “Do not wait to strike till the iron is hot; but make it hot by striking.” William Butler Yeats

14. “But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.” William Butler Yeats

15. “Everything in nature is resurrection.” William Butler Yeats

16. “The visible world is no longer a reality and the unseen world no longer a dream.” William Butler Yeats

17. “There is another world, but it is in this one.” William Butler Yeats

18. “If what I say resonates with you, it’s merely because we’re branches of the same tree.” William Butler Yeats

19. “I’m looking for the face I had, before the world was made.” William Butler Yeats

20. “Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people.” William Butler Yeats

21. “If suffering brings wisdom, I would wish to be less wise.” William Butler Yeats

22. “What man does not understand, he fears; and what he fears, he tends to destroy.” William Butler Yeats

23. “Wine enters through the mouth, Love, the eyes. I raise the glass to my mouth, I look at you, I sigh.” William Butler Yeats

24. “I have observed dreams and visions very carefully, and am now certain that the imagination has some way of lighting on the truth that the reason has not, and that its commandments, delivered when the body is still and the reason silent, are the most binding we can ever know.” William Butler Yeats

25. “There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t yet met.” William Butler Yeats

26. “The Irishman sustains himself during brief periods of joy by the knowledge that tragedy is just around the corner.” William Butler Yeats

27. “We taste and feel and see the truth. We do not reason ourselves into it.” William Butler Yeats

28. “The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.” William Butler Yeats

29. “As I thought of these things, I drew aside the curtains and looked out into the darkness, and it seemed to my troubled fancy that all those little points of light filling the sky were the furnaces of innumerable divine alchemists, who labour continually, turning lead into gold, weariness into ecstasy, bodies into souls, the darkness into God; and at their perfect labour my mortality grew heavy, and I cried out, as so many dreamers and men of letters in our age have cried, for the birth of that elaborate spiritual beauty which could alone uplift souls weighted with so many dreams.” William Butler Yeats

30. “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

31. “It takes more courage to dig deep in the dark corners of your own soul and the back alleys of your society than it does for a soldier to fight on the battlefield.” William Butler Yeats

32. “It is one of the great troubles of life that we cannot have any unmixed emotions. There is always something in our enemy that we like, and something in our sweetheart that we dislike.” William Butler Yeats

33. “By logic and reason we die hourly; by imagination we live.” William Butler Yeats

34. “Take, if you must, this little bag of dreams, Unloose the cord, and they will wrap you round.” William Butler Yeats

35. “Sometimes my feet are tired and my hands are quiet, but there is no quiet in my heart.” William Butler Yeats

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