John Boyle O'Reilly

(28 June 1844 - 10 August 1890 / Dowth Castle, County Meath)

John Boyle O'Reilly Quotes


    THE world was made when a man was born,
    He must taste for himself the forbidden springs;
    He can never take warning from old-fashion'd things;
    He must fight as a boy, he must drink as a youth,
    Of the friend of his soul; he must laugh to scorn
    The hints of deceit in a woman's eyes--
    They are clear as the wells of Paradise.

    And so he goes on till the world grows old,

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