William Blake Quotes

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If a thing loves, it is infinite.
William Blake (Annotations to Swedenborg, 1788)
To generalize is to be an idiot.
William Blake (Annotations to Reynolds)
The busy bee has no time for sorrow.
William Blake (The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, 1790-1793)
A dead body revenges not injuries.
William Blake (The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, 1790-1793)
The most sublime act is to set another before you.
William Blake (The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, 1790-1793)
Expect poison from the standing water.
William Blake (The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, 1790-1793)
What is now proved was once only imagined.
William Blake (The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, 1790-1793)
To create a little flower is the labour of ages.
William Blake (The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, 1790-1793)
The true method of knowledge is experiment.
William Blake (All Religions are One, 1788)
Eternity is in love with the productions of time.
William Blake (The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, 1790-1793)
The soul of sweet delight, can never be defiled.
William Blake (The Visions of the Daughter of Albion, 1793)
A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.
William Blake (The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, 1790-1793)
For everything that lives is holy, life delights in life.
William Blake
Art can never exist without Naked beauty displayed.
William Blake

William Blake Quote: If the doors of perception were cleansed everything..
If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.
William Blake (The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, 1790-1793)
No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.
William Blake (The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, 1790-1793)
Great things are done when men and mountains meet.
William Blake
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
William Blake
He whose face gives no light, shall never become a star.
William Blake (The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, 1790-1793)
The tigers of wrath are wiser than the horses of instruction.
William Blake (The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, 1790-1793)
I see the Past, Present & Future existing all at once Before me.
William Blake (Jerusalem, 1803 - 1820)


The Imagination is not a State: it is the Human Existence itself.
William Blake
Prisons are built with stones of Law, brothels with bricks of Religion.
William Blake (The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, 1790-1793)
Always be ready to speak your mind, and a base man will avoid you.
William Blake (The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, 1790-1793)
Do what you will, this world's a fiction and is made up of contradiction.
William Blake
For when our souls have learned the heat to bear.. The clouds will vanish.
William Blake (The Little Black Boy)
How sweet I roamed from field to field, and tasted all the summer’s pride.
William Blake
The man who never in his mind and thoughts travel'd to heaven is no artist.
William Blake (Annotations to Reynolds)
You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough.
William Blake (The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, 1790-1793)
Energy is an eternal delight, and he who desires, but acts not, breeds pestilence.
William Blake (The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, 1790-1793)


Those who restrain desire, do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.
William Blake (The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, 1790-1793)
The hours of folly are measured by the clock, but of wisdom no clock can measure.
William Blake (The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, 1790-1793)
The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind.
William Blake (The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, 1790-1793)
I must create a system or be enslaved by another mans; I will not reason and compare: my business is to create.
William Blake (Jerusalem, 1803 - 1820)
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William Blake Biography

Born: November 28, 1757
Died: August 12, 1827

William Blake was an English poet and painter. Although he wasn't quite so popular during his days, his works are now greatly esteemed. He has also had an major influence on many notable figures in history.

Notable Works

Poetical Sketches (1783)
An Island in the Moon (1784)
Tiriel (1789)
All Religions are One (1788)
There is No Natural Religion (1788)
Songs of Innocence (1789)
The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (1793)
Visions of the Daughters of Albion (1793)
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