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Yardbird - See Charlie Parker.

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

I have spread my dreams beneath your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
William Butler Yeats

O body swayed to music,
O brightening glance,
How can we know the dancer from the dance?

William Butler Yeats

Think where man's glory most begins and ends,
And say my glory was I had such friends.

William Butler Yeats

When you are old and gray and full of sleep,
And nodding by the fire, take down this book,
And slowly read ...

How many loved your moments of glad grace,
And loved your beauty with love false or true,
But one man loved the pilgrim soul in you,
And loved the sorrows of your changing face.

William Butler Yeats

Be wise with speed; a fool at forty is a fool indeed.
Edward Young

Think naught a trifle, though it small appear;
Small sands the mountain, moments make the year,
And trifles life.

Edward Young

My wife is a light eater. As soon as it's light, she starts eating.
Henny Youngman

My wife wanted her face lifted. They couldn't do that. But for $80, they lowered her body.
Henny Youngman

Now she's on a diet. Coconuts and bananas. She hasn't lost any weight. But she can climb a tree!
Henny Youngman

Take my wife-please.
Henny Youngman

When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading.
Henny Youngman

I don't mind if I have to sit on the floor at school. All I want is education. And I'm afraid of no one.
Malala Yousafzai

So let us wage a glorious struggle against illiteracy, poverty and terrorism, let us pick up our books and our pens, they are the most powerful weapons.
Malala Yousafzai

The three grades of character are superior, medium and inferior: the superior is just good, the medium is capable of development either in an upward or a downward direction, and the inferior is just evil.
Han Yu

Besides the noble art of getting things done, there is the noble art of leaving things undone. The wisdom of life consists in the elimination of non-essentials.
Lin Yutang