"I have known more men destroyed by the desire to have wife and child and to keep them in comfort than I have seen destroyed by drink and harlots."
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."William Butler Yeats on Frederick Douglass
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."William Butler Yeats on Anais Nin
"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance."William Butler Yeats on Oscar Wilde
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"William Butler Yeats on Confucius
"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men."William Butler Yeats on Mahatma Gandhi
"I am of a healthy long lived race, and our minds improve with age."
"You that would judge me, do not judge alone this book or that, come to this hallowed place where my friends' portraits hang and look thereon Ireland's history in their lineaments trace think where man's glory most begins and ends and say my glory was I had such friends."
"The light of lights looks always on the motive, not the deed, the shadow of shadows on the deed alone."
"One should not lose one's temper unless one is certain of getting more and more angry to the end."
"The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity."