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William Blake quotes (47)

To create a little flower is the labor of ages.
William Blake   Category: Flower

He who shall hurt the little wren Shall never be beloved by men.
William Blake   Category: Hurt

The whore and gambler by the state licensed build that nations fate. The harlots cry from street to street shall weave Englands winding sheet.
William Blake   Category: Gallant

When the green woods laugh with the voice of joy And the dimpling stream runs laughing by; When the air does laugh with our merry wit And the green hill laughs with the noise of it.
William Blake   Category: Laugh

A truth that's told with bad intent Beats all the lies you can invent. It is right it should be so; Man was made for Joy and Woe; And when this we rightly know Thro' the World we safely go Joy and woe are woven fine A clothing for the soul divine.
William Blake   Category: Beauty

I was angry with my friend I told my wrath my wrath did end. I was angry with my foe: I told it not my wrath did grow.
William Blake   Category: Anger

If a thing loves it is infinite.
William Blake   Category: Infidelity

Every Night and every Morn Some to Misery are born. Every Morn and every Night Some are born to Sweet Delight Some are born to Endless Night.
William Blake   Category: Fate

I must Create a System or be enslaved by another Mans.
William Blake   Category: Order

No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.
William Blake   Category: Ambition

The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water and breeds reptiles of the mind.
William Blake   Category: Mind

A fool sees not the same tree a wise man sees.
William Blake   Category: Fool

The ancient Poets animated all sensible objects with Gods or Geniuses calling them by the names and adorning them with the properties of woods rivers mountains lakes cities nations and whatever their enlarged & numerous senses could perceive.
William Blake   Category: Priest

Great things are done when men and mountains meet; This is not done by jostling in the street.
William Blake   Category: Mountains

Can I see another's woe And not be in sorrow too? Can I see another's grief And not seek for kind relief?
William Blake   Category: Woe

The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
William Blake   Category: Excess

It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
William Blake   Category: Endure

The pride of the peacock is the glory of God. The lust of the goat is the bounty of God. The wrath of the lion is the wisdom of God. The nakedness of woman is the work of God.
William Blake   Category: God

A Robin Redbreast in a cage Puts all Heaven in a Rage.
William Blake   Category: Animals

As a man is so he sees. As the eye is formed such are its powers.
William Blake   Category: Observe

He who binds to himself a joy Does the winged life destroy; But he who kisses the joy as it flies lives in eternitys sunrise.
William Blake   Category: Joy

In seed time learn in harvest teach in winter enjoy.
William Blake   Category: Proverb

My mother groaned! my father wept. Into the dangerous world I leapt: Helpless naked piping loud Like a fiend hid in a cloud.
William Blake   Category: Born

‘I have no name: I am but two days old.' What shall I call thee? 'I happy am Joy is my name' Sweet joy befall thee!
William Blake   Category: Name

Pay attention to minute particulars. Take care of the little ones. Generalization and abstraction are The plea of the hypocrite scoundrel and knave.
William Blake   Category: Details

The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see Nature all ridicule and deformity and some scarce see Nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination Nature is Imagination itself.
William Blake   Category: Nature

What is now proved was once only imagind.
William Blake   Category: Illusions

The bird a nest the spider a web man friendship.
William Blake   Category: Friendship

Both read the Bible day and night But thou read'st black where I read white.
William Blake   Category: Bible

I sought my soul But my soul I could not see. I sought my God But my God eluded me. I sought my brother And I found all three.
William Blake   Category: Music

Without contraries is no progression. Attraction and repulsion reason and energy love and hate are necessary to human existence.
William Blake   Category: Contrary

When I tell any truth it is not for the sake of convincing those who do not know it but for the sake of defending those who do.
William Blake   Category: Truth

He who would do good to another must do it in Minute Particulars. General Good is the plea of the scoundrel hypocrite and flatterer; For Art and Science cannot exist but in minutely organized particles.
William Blake   Category: Flattery

O Rose thou art sick! The invisible worm That flies in the night In the howling storm Has found out thy bed Of crimson joy And his dark secret love Does thy life destroy.
William Blake   Category: Secret

One thought fills immensity.
William Blake   Category: Thief

A dog starved at his master's gate Predicts the ruin of the state.
William Blake   Category: Dog

To generalize is to be an idiot.
William Blake   Category: Generalize

For mercy has a human heart pity a human face and love the human form divine and peace the human dress.
William Blake   Category: Housework

Prisons are built with stones of Law Brothels with bricks of Religion.
William Blake   Category: Prison

If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is infinite.
William Blake   Category: Perception

We are led to believe a lie When we see not through the eye.
William Blake   Category: Television

Eternity is in love with the productions of time.
William Blake   Category: Eternity

He who has suffered you to impose on him knows you.
William Blake   Category: Injury

Lo! now the direful monster whose skin clings To his strong bones strides oer the groaning rocks: He withers all in silence and his hand Unclothes the earth and freezes up frail life.
William Blake   Category: Unsorted

Never seek to tell thy love Love that never told can be; For the gentle wind does move Silently invisibly. I told my love I told my love I told her all my heart; Trembling cold in ghastly fears Ah she doth depart. Soon as she was gone from me A traveler came by Silently invisibly He took her with a sigh.
William Blake   Category: Love

You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough.
William Blake   Category: Know

This lifes dim windows of the soul. Distorts the heavens from pole to pole. And leads you to believe a lie when you see with not through the eye.
William Blake   Category: Heaven