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William Butler Yeats

William Butler Yeats

Born: June 13, 1865
Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland
Died: January 28, 1939

Occupation: Playwright and Poet
Profile: Awarded the 1923 Nobel Prize in Literature. Best known for The Land of Heart's Desire.

Number of Quotes: 5

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

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

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

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

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.

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