William Butler Yeats (13 June 1865 – 28 January 1939) was an Irish poet. This post features No Second Troy Poem by William Butler Yeats.
Yeats was one of the foremost figures of 20th-century literature. A pillar of both the Irish and British literary establishments, he helped the foundation of the Abbey Theatre, and in his later years served as an Irish Senator for two terms and was a driving force behind the Irish Literary Revival along with Lady Gregory, Edward Martyn and others.
No Second Troy Poem
Why should I blame her that she filled my days
With misery, or that she would of late
Have taught to ignorant men most violent ways,
Or hurled the little streets upon the great,
Had they but courage equal to desire?
What could have made her peaceful with a mind
That nobleness made simple as a fire,
With beauty like a tightened bow, a kind
That is not natural in an age like this,
Being high and solitary and most stern?
Why, what could she have done, being what she is?
Was there another Troy for her to burn?
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A crow was envious of the swan, which had beautiful silky snow white feathers.The crow hated his coal black color and secretly wished to have his feathers as white as those of the swan.
The crow often thought about the reasons behind this difference. He closely observed the swans life style and his food habits.He saw the swan swimming all the time in the lake and observed him eating weeds and other water plants.The crow then foolishly thought that the swan was white because his feathers were being washed out all the time in the water and his food had added to his beautiful color.
So was his desire to change the color to that the crow flew down to the lake.The whole day, he washed his feathers in the lake water.He even stopped eating his regular food and tried to satisfy his hunger with the weeds and the water plants.
However, even after continuing this routine for long time, the crow’s feathers remained black as coal.The only change happened to him was that he became thin and weak.
But one day the crow happened to see his reflection in the lake.
“What am I doing to myself?” he cried. “How could I have forgotten that I’m meant to be a crow! Being a crow is what I’m good at!” And he flew away to eat some proper crow food and caw with his old crow friends.
“Encourage yourself, believe in yourself, and love yourself. Never doubt who you are.”
― Stephanie Lahart
Be yourself and, know that he who finds himself loses his misery.
“Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.”
– Napoleon Hill
“Where there is no struggle, there is no strength.”
– Oprah Winfrey
To move and make progress with difficulty, and making strenuous effort in the face of hardship is called Struggle.
Life is full of struggle and difficulties, each one of us has to work hard to overcome these difficulties and problems of life. Darwin said that there was a continual struggle for existence in nature, in which only the fittest would survive.
Every element which exists in nature looks to complete its configuration to acquire stability. If an element have not completed its electronic configuration it cant exist in nature.
We humans are made up of these elements only and we too show similar property to acquire stability. Each of us struggles for his existence. By existence i mean your own identity, your own achievements, success, abilities. Each of us who live in this competitive world, each individual wants to make his own identity, and wants to prove himself in front of this world.
When someone have proved himself in this world then he exists in this world, and when something exists we know him by his works. Such a person who has proved himself is successful.
But this stability will not come easily. To live or exist in this word you will have to struggle and this struggling periods of your life will teach you the lessons of life. If you will learn them successfully your chances of existence will increase and sooner or later you will be able to make your own identity, and when you have acquired stability at that moment you will exist in this mighty universe.
“Behold, O monks, this is my advice to you. All component things in the world are changeable. They are not lasting. Work hard to gain your own salvation.”
Kindness is a behavior marked by ethical characteristics, a pleasant disposition, and concern for others. Kindness is the quality of being friendly, generous, and not harming others in any way. It is known as a virtue. Kindness is very important in most of the cultures and religions.
Below is a collection of Inspirational Kindness quotes.
“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle.”
“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.”
― Lao Tzu
“I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.”
― Khalil Gibran
“Tenderness and kindness are not signs of weakness and despair, but manifestations of strength and resolution.”
― Kahlil Gibran
“Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.”
― Henry James Kindness quotes
“The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful then a thousand heads bowing in prayer.”
― Mahatma Gandhi
“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”
― Mark Twain
“A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.”
― William Arthur Ward
“This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.”
– Dalai Lama Kindness quotes
“My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.”
― Dalai Lama
“No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.”
“You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
“For beautiful eyes, look for the good in others; for beautiful lips, speak only words of kindness; and for poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.”
― Audrey Hepburn Kindness quotes
“Goodness is about character – integrity, honesty, kindness, generosity, moral courage, and the like. More than anything else, it is about how we treat other people.”
― Dennis Prager
“A little thought and a little kindness are often worth more than a great deal of money.”
― John Ruskin
“A tree is known by its fruit; a man by his deeds. A good deed is never lost; he who sows courtesy reaps friendship, and he who plants kindness gathers love.”
― Saint Basil
“Never lose a chance of saying a kind word.”
― William Makepeace Thackeray
“I would rather make mistakes in kindness and compassion than work miracles in unkindness and hardness.”
― Mother Teresa
“If a person seems wicked, do not cast him away. Awaken him with your words, elevate him with your deeds, repay his injury with your kindness. Do not cast him away; cast away his wickedness.”
― Lao Tzu
“Kindness, I’ve discovered, is everything in life.”
― Isaac Bashevis Singer
“Kindness is the sunshine in which virtue grows.”
― Robert Green Ingersoll
“Love and kindness are never wasted. They always make a difference. They bless the one who receives them, and they bless you, the giver.”
― Barbara de Angelis
“Constant kindness can accomplish much. As the sun makes ice melt, kindness causes misunderstanding, mistrust, and hostility to evaporate.”
― Albert Schweitzer Kindness quotes