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quotes:
W. B. Yeats
The intellect is forced to choose: Perfection of the life, or of the work.

Louis MacNeice
In doggerel and stout let me honour this country though the air is so soft that it smudges the words.

Samuel Butler
Praise, like gold and diamonds, owes its value only to its scarcity.

Sigmund Freud
This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever.
Notes: About the Irish

Katherine Tynan Hinkson
There is an Irish way of paying compliments as though they were irresistible truths which makes what would otherwise be an impertinence delightful.

Sean O'Casey
A lament in one ear, maybe, but always a song in the other.

W. B. Yeats
Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire.

Sir John Pentland Mahaffy
In Ireland, the inevitable never happens and the unexpected constantly occurs.

Author unknown
A man without a blackthorn stick is a man without an expedient.

George Bernard Shaw
Some men see things as they are and ask why. Others dream things that never were and ask why not.

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