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A Quote by William Butler Yeats on children, gratitude, life, love, and women

No man has ever lived that had enough Of children's gratitude or woman's love.

William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)

Source: The Winding Stair and Other Poems, 1933;. Vacillation, III

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A Quote by William Butler Yeats on children, understanding, and world

Come away, O human child!  To the waters and the wild With a faery, hand in hand,  For the world's more full of weeping Than you can understand.

William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)

Source: "The Stolen Child"

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A Quote by William Butler Yeats on children and heart

All things uncomely and broken, all things worn out and old The cry of a child by the roadway, the creak of a lumbering cart, The heavy steps of the plowman, splashing the wintry mold, Are wronging your image that blossoms a rose in the deeps of my heart.

William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)

Source: The Wind Among the Reeds, 1899, The Lover Tells of the Rose in His Heart, st.

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A Quote by William Blake on children, laughter, and songs

Piping down the valleys wild, Piping songs of pleasant glee, On a cloud I saw a child, And he laughing said to me: "Pipe a song about a Lamb." So I piped with merry cheer; "Piper, pipe that song again." So I piped; he wept to hear.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: Songs of Innocence, 1789-90

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A Quote by William Bourke Cockran on children, earth, food, generosity, justice, motherhood, and peace

There is enough for all. The earth is a generous mother; she will provide in plentiful abundance food for all her children if they will but cultivate her soil in justice and in peace.

William Bourke Cockran (1854 - 1923)

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A Quote by William Blake on children, clarity, happiness, joy, songs, and water

And I made a rural pen, And I stained the water clear, And I wrote my happy songs Every Child may joy to hear.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: Songs of Innocence, 1789-90

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A Quote by William Blake on children, divinity, fatherhood, god, judaism, love, mercy, peace, pity, and thankfulness

To Mercy Pity Peace and Love All pray in their distress, And to these virtues of delight Return their thankfulness. For Mercy Pity Peace and Love Is God our father dear. And Mercy Pity Peace and Love Is Man his child and care. Then every man of every clime That prays in his distress Prays to the human form divine: Love Mercy Pity Peace. And all must love the human form In heathen, Turk, or Jew. Where Mercy, Love and Pity dwell There God is dwelling too.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: "The Divine Image" from Songs of Innocence

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A Quote by Wilfred Owen on art, awareness, beauty, birds, body, children, death, fatherhood, gold, happiness, heart, hope, laughter, learning, meaning, men, words, world, and youth

Sonnet: To a Child Sweet is your antique body, not yet young; Beauty withheld from youth that looks for youth; Fair only for your father. Dear among Masters in art. To all men else uncouth; Save me, who know your smile comes very old, Learnt of the happy dead that laughed with gods; For earlier suns than ours have lent you gold; Sly fauns and trees have given you jigs and nods. But soon your heart, hot-beating like a bird's, Shall slow down. Youth shall lop your hair; And you must learn wry meanings in our words. Your smile shall dull, because too keen aware; And when for hopes your hand shall be uncurled, Your eyes shall close, being open to the world.

Wilfred Owen (1893 - 1918)

Source: Sonnet: To a Child

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A Quote by Wilford Woodruff on age, caution, children, contentment, debt, economics, fashion, habits, hope, possessions, and wealth

We feel led to caution . . . against forming the bad habit of incurring debt and taking upon themselves obligations which frequently burden them heavier than they can bear, and lead to the loss of their homes and other possessions. We know it is the fashion of the age to use credit to the utmost limit. . . . We, therefore, repeat our counsel . . . to shun debt. Be content with moderate gains, and be not misled by illusory hopes of acquiring wealth. . . . Let our children also be taught habits of economy, and not to indulge in tastes which they cannot gratify without running into debt.

Wilford Woodruff (1807 - 1898)

Source: James R. Clark, Messages of the First Presidency, 3:144-45

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A Quote by Whitney M. Young, Jr. on children, college, jobs, learning, skill, and study

Black is beautiful when it is a slum kid studying to enter college, when it is a man learning new skills for a new job. . . .

Whitney M. Young (1921 - 1971)

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