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William Butler Yeats

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Biography - William Butler Yeats:

Irish poet and dramatist. Nobel Prize for Literature in 1923.
Born: 1865 - Died: 1939
20th century
19th century
Place of birth: Ireland

Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of the fire.



(French, German)

Eduquer ce n'est pas remplir un vase, c'est allumer un feu.

Bildung ist nicht das Füllen eines Eimers, sondern das Anzünden eines Feuers.

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It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.

The instruction we find in books is like fire. We fetch it from our neighbours, kindle it at home, communicate it to others, and it becomes the property of all.

Education is another sun to those who are educated.

One must never let the fire go out in one's soul but keep it burning.

Quotes for: education


Quotes about education:

Children are educated by what the grown-up is and not by his talk.

Every man who rises above the common level has received two educations: the first from his teachers; the second, more personal and important, from himself.

The secret of education lies in respecting the pupil.

All rules for study are summed up in this one: learn only in order to create.

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

It is through good education that all the good in the world arises.


Quotes for: fire

Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans fires.

This is the truth: as from a fire aflame thousands of sparks come forth, even so from the Creator an infinity of beings have life and to him return again.

Love can no more continue without a constant motion than fire can and when once you take hope and fear away, you take from it its very life and being.

As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words.

The artist must create a spark before he can make a fire and before art is born, the artist must be ready to be consumed by the fire of his own creation.

A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.


William Butler Yeats also said...

But I, being poor, have only my dreams.

Oh that so many pitchers of rough clay
Should prosper and the porcelain break in two!

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