William Butler Yeats 13 June 1865 – 28 January 1939

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Designs in connection with postage stamps and coinage may be described, I think, as the silent ambassadors on national taste.
William Butler Yeats (1865-1939), Irish poet, playwright. Speech, March 3, 1926, to the Seanad Eireann, the Irish Senate, on the coinage bill.
It is most important that we should keep in this country a certain leisured class.... I am of the opinion of the ancient Jewish book which says "there is no wisdom without leisure."
William Butler Yeats (1865-1939), Irish poet, playwright. Speech, March 28, 1923, to the Seanad Eireann, the Irish Senate.
I think you can leave the arts, superior or inferior, to the conscience of mankind.
William Butler Yeats (1865-1939), Irish poet, playwright. Speech, June 7, 1923, to the Irish Senate. On the Censorship of Films Bill.

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When you are old and gray and full of sleep take down this book and slowly read of the soft look your eyes had once and of their shadows deep... Does anybody know where I can find it?
My sister is crying for a woods poem
I love W.B.Yeats poems! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
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