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We make out of the quarrel with others, rhetoric, but of the quarrel with ourselves, poetry
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"We make out of the quarrel with others, rhetoric, but of the quarrel with ourselves, poetry"

- William Butler Yeats

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This quote by William Butler Yeats speaks with the concept that when we remain in dispute with others, we frequently use rhetoric to express our difference. Rhetoric is a form of interaction that is often utilized to convince or affect others. However, when we are in conflict with ourselves, we typically utilize poetry to express our inner turmoil. Poetry is a form of innovative expression that allows us to explore our feelings and thoughts in a more meaningful method. This quote recommends that when we remain in conflict with ourselves, we should use poetry to reveal our inner struggles, instead of rhetoric. By doing so, we can acquire a better understanding of our own feelings and ideas, and ultimately pertained to a resolution.

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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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