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Age
Engrave this Quote An aged man is but a paltry thing, a tattered coat upon a stick
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-William Butler Yeats
Engrave this Quote Grant me an old man's frenzy,
Myself must I remake
Till I am Timon and Lear
Or that William Blake
Who beat upon the wall
Till Truth obeyed his call;

A mind Michael Angelo knew
That can pierce the clouds,
Or inspired by frenzy
Shake the dead in their shrouds;
Forgotten else by mankind,
An old man's eagle mind.
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-William Butler Yeats, from An Acre Of Grass
Alcohol/Alcoholism
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-William Butler Yeats
Anger
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-William Butler Yeats, W. B. Yeats Memoirs
Authors & Writing
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-William Butler Yeats
Censorship
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-William Butler Yeats
Certainty
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-William Butler Yeats
Chaos
Engrave this Quote Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world, the blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere the ceremony of innocence is drowned.
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-William Butler Yeats
Creativity
Engrave this Quote A line will take us hours maybe; Yet if it does not seem a moment's thought, our stitching and unstinting has been naught.
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Death
Engrave this Quote I balanced all, brought all to mind, the years to come seemed waste of breath, a waste of breath the years behind, in balance with this life, this death.
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-William Butler Yeats
Design
Engrave this Quote Designs in connection with postage stamps and coinage may be described, I think, as the silent ambassadors on national taste.
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-William Butler Yeats
Dreams
Engrave this Quote Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.

published in the collection The Wind Among the Reeds and quoted in the movie Equilibrium (2002)
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-William Butler Yeats, He wishes for the Cloths of Heaven, 1899
Education
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-William Butler Yeats, widely attributed: source unknown; most likely, this quotation is anonymous, or: Chinese Fortune Cookie
Engrave this Quote I wonder anybody does anything at Oxford but dream and remember, the place is so beautiful. One almost expects the people to sing instead of speaking. It is all like an opera.
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-William Butler Yeats
Family
Engrave this Quote 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.
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-William Butler Yeats
Fanaticism
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-William Butler Yeats
Friends
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-William Butler Yeats
Engrave this Quote And say my glory was I had such friends.
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-William Butler Yeats
Happiness
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-William Butler Yeats
Engrave this Quote We are happy when for everything inside us there is a corresponding something outside us.
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-William Butler Yeats
Journeys
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-William Butler Yeats, The Winding Stair, 1933
Language
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-William Butler Yeats
Literary
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And gaze upon a merrier multitude.
White-armed Nuala, Aengus of the Birds,
Feachra of the hurtling form, and him
Who is the ruler of the Western Host,
Finvara, and their Land of Heart's Desire.
Where beauty has no ebb, decay no flood,
But joy is wisdom, time an endless song.
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-William Butler Yeats, Land of Heart's Desire
Love
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Media
Engrave this Quote I hate journalists. There is nothing in them but tittering jeering emptiness. They have all made what Dante calls the Great Refusal. The shallowest people on the ridge of the earth.
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-William Butler Yeats

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