Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.
Life is a long preparation for something that never happens.
Life Is A Long
Being Irish, he had an abiding sense of tragedy, which sustained him through temporary periods of joy.
Sustained Periods Through
The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity.
I know that I shall meet my fate somewhere among the clouds above; those that I fight I do not hate, those that I guard I do not love.
People who lean on logic and philosophy and rational exposition end by starving the best part of the mind.
Imagination Mind Who
Think like a wise man but communicate in the language of the people.
Man Wise Man
But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
Being Softly Under
Every conquering temptation represents a new fund of moral energy. Every trial endured and weathered in the right spirit makes a soul nobler and stronger than it was before.
Too long a sacrifice can make a stone of the heart. O when may it suffice?
Once you attempt legislation upon religious grounds, you open the way for every kind of intolerance and religious persecution.
Religious Intolerance Attempt
Wine comes in at the mouth And love comes in at the eye; That's all we shall know for truth Before we grow old and die.
Before Die Mouth