Best William Blake Quotes I Wish I Had Read

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William Blake Quotes

Art can never exist without naked beauty displayed.

 

Art is the tree of life. Science is the tree of death.

 

Excessive sorrow laughs. Excessive joy weeps.

 

Exuberance is beauty.

 

Fun I love, but too much fun is of all things the most loathsome. Mirth is better than fun, and happiness is better than mirth. 

 

Great things are done when men and mountains meet.

 

I am in you and you in me, mutual in divine love.

 

I must create a system or be enslaved by another mans; I will not reason and compare: my business is to create.

 

If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.

 

If the Sun and Moon should ever doubt, they’d immediately go out.

 

Imagination is the real and eternal world of which this vegetable universe is but a faint shadow.

 

In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.

 

It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.

 

Love seeketh not itself to please, nor for itself hath any care, but for another gives its ease, and builds a Heaven in Hell’s despair.

 

Man has no Body distinct from his Soul; for that called Body is a portion of Soul discerned by the five Senses, the chief inlets of Soul in this age.

 

No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.

 

One thought fills immensity.

 

Opposition is true friendship.

 

Poetry fettered, fetters the human race. Nations are destroyed or flourish in proportion as their poetry, painting, and music are destroyed or flourish.

 

Prisons are built with stones of Law. Brothels with the bricks of religion.

 

The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.

 

The foundation of empire is art and science. Remove them or degrade them, and the empire is no more. Empire follows art and not vice versa as Englishmen suppose.

 

 

The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.

 

The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.

 

The true method of knowledge is experiment.

 

The weak in courage is strong in cunning.Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.

 

To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower Hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour.

 

To the eyes of a miser a guinea is more beautiful than the sun, and a bag worn with the use of money has more beautiful proportions than a vine filled with grapes.

 

Travelers repose and dream among my leaves.

 

What is grand is necessarily obscure to weak men. That which can be made explicit to the idiot is not worth my care. 

 

What is now proved was once only imagined.

 

Where mercy, love, and pity dwell, there God is dwelling too.

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