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The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity
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"The best lack all conviction, while the worst are full of passionate intensity"

- William Butler Yeats

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This quote by William Butler Yeats speaks with the idea that the best people in society do not have the conviction to do something about it and make a difference, while the worst people have plenty of passionate intensity. This might be translated as a criticism of the state of society, where those who are most capable of making a positive effect are refraining from doing so, while those who are probably to trigger harm have lots of energy and interest. It might likewise be viewed as a warning that if the best individuals do not do something about it, the worst people will be the ones to shape the future. This quote is a tip that we all have a responsibility to make a favorable contribution to society, which we should not be contented in the face of oppression and inequality.

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Ireland Flag This quote is written / told by William Butler Yeats between June 13, 1865 and January 28, 1939. He/she was a famous Poet from Ireland. The author also have 57 other quotes.

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