Words and Quotes
Alain de Botton
William Butler Yeats
13 Jun 1865 // 28 Jan 1939
The Winding Stair and Other Poems, 1933, After Long Silence
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Speech after long silence; it is right,
All other lovers being estranged or dead ...
That we descant and yet again descant
Upon the supreme theme of Art and Song:
Bodily decrepitude is wisdom; young
We loved each other and were ignorant.
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Ralph Waldo Emerson
"For every minute you remain angry, you give up sixty seconds of peace of mind."
"Our destiny exercises its influence over us even when, as yet, we have not learned its nature: it is our future that lays down the law of our today."
Human, All Too Human
"A crowd is not company; and faces are but a gallery of pictures; and talk but a tinkling cymbal, where there is no love."
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