Posted: May 18, 2010 in Quotes
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Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.

 

Happiness is neither virtue nor pleasure nor this thing nor that but simply growth, We are happy when we are growing.

 

Man can embody truth but he cannot know it.

 

People who lean on logic and philosophy and rational exposition end by starving the best part of the mind.

 

The light of lights looks always on the motive, not the deed, the shadow of shadows on the deed alone.

 

The only business of the head in the world is to bow a ceaseless obeisance to the heart.

 

Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people.

 

Why should we honour those that die upon the field of battle? A man may show as reckless a courage in entering into the abyss of himself.

 

– William Butler Yeats

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