"I think it better that in times like these a poet's mouth be silent, for in truth we have no gift to set a statesman right."
"Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth."William Butler Yeats on Marcus Aurelius
"Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either."William Butler Yeats on Albert Einstein
"Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth."William Butler Yeats on Buddha
"I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality. This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant."William Butler Yeats on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on."William Butler Yeats on Winston Churchill
"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."