George William Russell - Quotes

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Love and hate have a magical transforming power. They are the great soul changers. We grow through their exercise into the likeness of what we contemplate.

Love and hate have a magical transforming power. They are the great soul changers. We grow through their exercise into the likeness of what we contemplate.

When steam first began to pump and wheels go round at so many revolutions per minute, what are called business habits were intended to make the life of man run in harmony with the steam engine, and his movement rival the train in punctuality. ---->>>

The world can only be free when men are content in themselves and each draws from his own fountain. ---->>>

Our hearts were drunk with a beauty Our eyes could never see.

Our hearts were drunk with a beauty Our eyes could never see.

We may fight against what is wrong, but if we allow ourselves to hate, that is to insure our spiritual defeat and our likeness to what we hate. ---->>>

Forgive me, Spirit of my spirit, for this, that I have found it easier to read the mystery told in tears and understood Thee better in sorrow than in joy. ---->>>

Ah, to think how thin the veil that lies Between the pain of hell and Paradise. ---->>>

We have the universe to roam in in imagination. It is our virtue to be infinitely varied. The worst tyranny is uniformity. ---->>>

After the spiritual powers, there is no thing in the world more unconquerable than the spirit of nationality. The spirit of nationality in Ireland will persist even though the mightiest of material powers be its neighbor. ---->>>

We dwell in the house of the body, but its perfection and intricate life are the work of a wisdom which never relaxes dominion over a single cell. ---->>>

It is true the orator may make a myriad replica of his own passion out of those who listen to him. But that does not prove he is right or they are not fools. ---->>>

The wind from the Kingdom of Heaven has blown all over the world, and shall blow for centuries yet. ---->>>

Twilight, a timid, fawn, went glimmering by, and Night, the dark-blue hunter, followed fast. ---->>>

I lay this down as a fundamental proposition, which I do not think will be denied, that whoever controls the taxation and trade policy of a country controls its destiny and the entire character of its civilization. ---->>>

The relation of landlord and tenant is not an ideal one, but any relations in a social order will endure if there is infused into them some of that spirit of human sympathy which qualifies life for immortality. ---->>>

You can't evoke great spirits and eat plums at the same time. ---->>>

The victors in great wars have always been spiritually defeated by the conquered. ---->>>

We have control over the work of our hands, but little over the working of the soul. But yet we must yield to it, for without it we have nothing. ---->>>

By intensity of hatred, nations create in themselves the character that they imagine in their enemies. Hence it comes that all passionate conflicts result in an interchange of characteristics. We might say with truth, those who hate open a door by which their enemies enter and make their own the secret places of the heart. ---->>>

Seek on earth what you have found in heaven. ---->>>

Nothing exasperates the spirit in man more than power which seems unconquerable and which makes impotent all protest. ---->>>

Any relations in a social order will endure, if there is infused into them some of that spirit of human sympathy which qualifies life for immortality. ---->>>

We realise that natural aptitudes are not interchangeable, and each person must, of biological or spiritual necessity, practise the art for which he is fitted. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: Irish
Born: April 10, 1867
Birthplace: Lurgan, County Armagh, Ireland
Die: 07-17, 1935
Occupation: Writer
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George William Russell (10 April 1867 – 17 July 1935) who wrote with the pseudonym Æ (sometimes written AE or A.E.), was an Irish writer, editor, critic, poet, artistic painter and Irish nationalist. He was also a writer on mysticism, and a central figure in the group of devotees of theosophy which met in Dublin for many years (wikipedia)