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William Butler Yeats, who is often considered to be one of the foremost figures of the 20th century literature, was born in Sandymount Castle, Dublin (Ireland) on June 13, 1865. A pillar of both the Irish and British literary establishments, in his later years he served as an Irish Senator for two terms. Yeats was a driving force behind the Irish Literary Revival and, along with Lady Gregory, Edward Martyn, and others, founded the Abbey Theatre, where he served as its chief during its early years.


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Quote Left Our own acts are isolated and one act does not buy absolution for another. Quote Right
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Quote Left Yet they that know all things but know That all this life can give us is A child's laughter, a woman's kiss. Quote Right
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Quote Left Oh, who could have foretoldThat the heart grows old? Quote Right
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Quote Left 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. Quote Right
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Quote Left The intellect of man is forced to choose Perfection of the life, or of the work, Quote Right
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