William Blake Top 10 Quotes


A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.

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)


The man who never in his mind and thoughts travel'd to heaven is no artist.

William Blake (Annotations to Reynolds)


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.

William Blake (Songs of Experience, 1794)


He whose face gives no light, shall never become a star.

William Blake (The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, 1790-1793)


The sun descending in the west,
The evening star does shine;
The birds are silent in their nest.
And I must seek for mine.

William Blake (Songs of Innocence - Night, 1790)


For when our souls have learned the heat to bear.. The clouds will vanish.

William Blake (The Little Black Boy)


He who binds to himself a joy
Does the wingèd life destroy;
But he who kisses the joy as it flies
Lives in eternity's sunrise.

William Blake (He Who Binds)


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

William Blake (Auguries of Innocence, 1805)


If a thing loves, it is infinite.

William Blake (Annotations to Swedenborg, 1788)

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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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