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When a sinister person means to be your enemy, they always start by trying to become your friend.

  • Enemy


To see the world in a grain of sand, and to see heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of your hands, and eternity in an hour.

  • eternity


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

  • Forgiveness


A truth that's told with bad intent Beats all the lies you can invent.

  • DeceptionLying




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.

  • Resentment


The most sublime act is to set another before you.

  • self


The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.

  • Christianity


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

  • Doubt


Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.

  • Rules


Those who restrain their desires, do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.

  • Desires


Great things are done when men and mountains meet. This is not done by jostling in the street.

  • Challenges


Every harlot was a virgin once.

  • Innocence


What is now proved was only once imagined.

  • Imagination


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

  • Fame


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

  • Fools


Energy is eternal delight.

  • Health


One thought fills immensity.

  • Thought


The tigers of wrath are wiser than the horses of instruction.

  • Wisdom


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

  • Ambition


He who desires but does not act, breeds pestilence.

  • Desires


Expect poison from standing water.

  • Laziness


The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind.

  • Opinion


The hours of folly are measured by the clock, but of wisdom no clock can measure.

  • Time


Truth can never be told so as to be understood, and not be believed.

  • Truth


My mother groaned, my father wept, into the dangerous world I leapt; helpless, naked, piping loud, like a fiend hid in a cloud.

  • Birth


Energy is an eternal delight, and he who desires, but acts not, breeds pestilence.

  • Energy


Each man is haunted until his humanity awakens.

  • Humanity


The weak in courage is strong in cunning.

  • Intelligence


For everything that lives is holy, life delights in life.

  • Life


The Goddess Fortune is the devil's servant, ready to kiss any one's ass.

  • Luck



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William Blake quotes about wisdom

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The tigers of wrath are wiser than the horses of instruction.

  • Wisdom


The fool who persists in his folly will become wise.

  • Wisdom


The hours of folly are measured by the clock; but of wisdom, no clock can measure.

  • clock


What is the price of experience? Do men buy it for a song? Or wisdom for a dance in the street? No, it is bought with the price of all the man hath, his house, his wife, his children.

  • Wisdom


The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.

  • wisdom


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William Blake quotes about poetry

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

  • destroyed


I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man's.

  • poetry


Truth can never be told so as to be understood and not be believed.

  • poetry


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William Blake quotes about christianity

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The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.

  • Christianity


Christianity is art and not money. Money is its curse.

  • Christianity


Thinking as I do that the Creator of this world is a very cruel being, and being a worshipper of Christ, I cannot help saying: the Son, O how unlike the Father! First God Almighty comes with a thump on the head. Then Jesus Christ comes with a balm to heal it.

  • Christianity


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William Blake quotes about time

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The hours of folly are measured by the clock, but of wisdom no clock can measure.

  • Time


Eternity is in love with the productions of time.

  • Time


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

  • Time


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For everything that lives is holy, life delights in life.

  • Life


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

  • art


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

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As a man is, so he sees. As the eye is formed, such are its powers.

  • Prophecy


Can I see another's woe, and not be in sorrow too? Can I see another's grief, and not seek for kind relief?

  • Sympathy


For everything exists and not one sigh nor smile nor tear, one hair nor particle of dust, not one can pass away.

  • Truth


If you have form'd a circle to go into,Go into it yourself, and see how you would do.They said this mystery never shall cease:The priest promotes war, and the soldier peace.

  • War




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

  • dwell


Travelers repose and dream among my leaves.

  • travel


Exuberance is beauty.

  • Beauty


Then my verse I dishonor, my pictures despise, my person degrade and my temper chastise; and the pen is my terror, the pencil my shame; and my talents I bury, and dead is my fame.

  • Despair


Thy friendship oft has made my heart to ache; do be my enemy for friendship's sake.

  • Friends


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.

  • Imagination


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.

  • Love


Every Night and every MornSome to Misery are born.Every Morn and every NightSome are born to Sweet Delight,Some are born to Endless Night.

  • Poverty


Excessive sorrow laughs. Excessive joy weeps.

  • Sadness


Eternity is in love with the productions of time.

  • Time


The fool who persists in his folly will become wise.

  • Wisdom


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!

  • Baby


Nothing can be more contemptible than to suppose Public Records to be true.

  • Bureaucracy


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

  • Creativity


Opposition is true friendship.

  • Dissent


Without contraries is no progression. Attraction and repulsion, reason and energy, love and hate, are necessary to human existence.

  • Duality


The road to excess leads to the palace of wisdom.

  • Excess


To create a little flower is the labor of ages.

  • Flowers


To generalize is to be an idiot. To particularize is the alone distinction of merit. General knowledge are those knowledge that idiots possess.

  • Generalize


Art can never exist without naked beauty displayed.

  • Nudity


Always be ready to speak your mind, and a base man will avoid you.

  • Sincerity


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

  • art


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

  • another


When thou seest an eagle, thou seest a portion of genius; lift up thy head!

  • Birds


Christianity is art and not money. Money is its curse.

  • Christianity


The strongest poison ever known came from Caesar's laurel crown.

  • Fame


All futurity seems teeming with endless destruction never to be repelled; Desperate remorse swallows the present in a quenchless rage.

  • Future


He who binds to himself a joy does the winged life destroy. But he who kisses the joy as it flies lives in Eternity's sunrise.

  • Joy


Prudence is a rich, ugly, old maid courted by incapacity.

  • Prudence


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

  • Punishment


Joys impregnate. Sorrows bring forth.

  • Sadness


Embraces are cominglings from the head even to the feet, and not a pompous high priest entering by a secret place.

  • Sex


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

  • Time


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

  • Understanding


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

  • destroyed


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

  • friendship


Lives in eternity's sun rise.

  • eternity


Great things are done when men and mountains meet.

  • done


Both read the Bible day and night, but thou read black where I read white.

  • bible


The hours of folly are measured by the clock; but of wisdom, no clock can measure.

  • clock


A man can't soar too high, when he flies with his own wings.

  • inspirational


I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man's.

  • poetry


For Mercy has a human heartPity, a human face:And Love, the human form divine,And Peace, the human dress. Then every man of every clime,That prays in his distress,Prays to the human form divineLove Mercy Pity Peace.


It is not because angels are holier than men or devils that makes them angels, but because they do not expect holiness from one another, but from God only.

  • Angels


Commerce is so far from being beneficial to arts, or to empire, that it is destructive of both, as all their history shows, for the above reason of individual merit being its great hatred. Empires flourish till they become commercial, and then they are scattered abroad to the four winds.

  • Business


Thinking as I do that the Creator of this world is a very cruel being, and being a worshipper of Christ, I cannot help saying: the Son, O how unlike the Father! First God Almighty comes with a thump on the head. Then Jesus Christ comes with a balm to heal it.

  • Christianity


Want of money and the distress of a thief can never be alleged as the cause of his thieving, for many honest people endure greater hardships with fortitude. We must therefore seek the cause elsewhere than in want of money, for that is the miser's passion, not the thief s.

  • Crime


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.

  • Empire


The generations of men run on in the tide of time, but leave their destined lineaments permanent for ever and ever.

  • Generations


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 Particulars.

  • Goodness


Men are admitted into Heaven not because they have curbed and governed their passions or have no passions, but because they have cultivated their understandings. The treasures of Heaven are not negations of passion, but realities of intellect, from which all the passions emanate uncurbed in their eternal glory. The fool shall not enter into Heaven let him be ever so holy.

  • Heaven


Cruelty has a Human Heart, And jealousy a Human Face; Terror the Human Form Divine, And secrecy the Human Dress. The Human Dress is forged Iron, The Human Form a Fiery Forge, The Human Face a Furnace seal d, The Human Heart its hungry gorge.

  • Humanity


What seems to be, is, to those to whom it seems to be, and is productive of the most dreadful consequences to those to whom it seems to be, even of torments, despair, eternal death.

  • Illusion


To me this world is all one continued vision of fancy or imagination, and I feel flattered when I am told so. What is it sets Homer, Virgil and Milton in so high a rank of art? Why is the Bible more entertaining and instructive than any other book? Is it not because they are addressed to the imagination, which is spiritual sensation, and but immediately to the understanding or reason?

  • Imagination


You cannot have Liberty in this world without what you call Moral Virtue, and you cannot have Moral Virtue without the slavery of that half of the human race who hate what you call Moral Virtue.

  • Liberty


This life's dim windows of the soulDistorts the heavens from pole to poleAnd leads you to believe a lieWhen you see with, not through, the eye.

  • Literary


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.

  • Money


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.

  • Nature


Nature in darkness groans and men are bound to sullen contemplation in the night: restless they turn on beds of sorrow; in their inmost brain feeling the crushing wheels, they rise, they write the bitter words of stern philosophy and knead the bread of knowledge with tears and groans.

  • Oppression


If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is: infinite.For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro' narrow chinks of his cavern.

  • Perception


I see every thing I paint in this world, but everybody does not see alike. 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.

  • Perspective


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.

  • Pleasure


I am really sorry to see my countrymen trouble themselves about politics. If men were wise, the most arbitrary princes could not hurt them. If they are not wise, the freest government is compelled to be a tyranny. Princes appear to me to be fools. Houses of Commons and Houses of Lords appear to me to be fools; they seem to me to be something else besides human life.

  • Politics


When the sun rises, do you not see a round disc of fire somewhat like a guinea? O no, no, I see an innumerable company of the heavenly host crying Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God Almighty.

  • Prophecy


That the Jews assumed a right exclusively to the benefits of God will be a lasting witness against them and the same will it be against Christians.

  • Religion


You smile with pomp and rigor, you talk of benevolence and virtue; I act with benevolence and virtue and get murdered time after time.

  • Religion


The inquiry in England is not whether a man has talents and genius, but whether he is passive and polite and a virtuous ass and obedient to noblemen's opinions in art and science. If he is, he is a good man. If not, he must be starved.

  • Respect


Some say that happiness is not good for mortals, and they ought to be answered that sorrow is not fit for immortals and is utterly useless to any one; a blight never does good to a tree, and if a blight kill not a tree but it still bear fruit, let none say that the fruit was in consequence of the blight.

  • Sadness


What is a wife and what is a harlot? What is a church and what is a theatre? are they two and not one? Can they exist separate? Are not religion and politics the same thing? Brotherhood is religion. O demonstrations of reason dividing families in cruelty and pride!

  • Society


When I tell the truth, it is not for the sake of convincing those who do not know it, but for the sake of defending those that do.

  • Truth


What is the price of experience? Do men buy it for a song? Or wisdom for a dance in the street? No, it is bought with the price of all the man hath, his house, his wife, his children.

  • Wisdom


You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough.

  • enough


The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.

  • wisdom


Better murder an infant in its cradle than nurse an unacted desire.

  • cradle


What is now proved was once only imagined.

  • imagined


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

  • artist


To generalize is to be an idiot.

  • generalize


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 Particulars.

  • another


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

  • binds


He who desires, but acts not, breeds pestilence.

  • acts


Truth can never be told so as to be understood and not be believed.

  • poetry


Dip him in the river who loves water.

  • love


If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro' narrow chinks of his cavern.

  • infinity


Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.

  • desire



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When William Blake was born? William Blake was born on November 28, 1757.

Who is William Blake? William Blake biography. William Blake was an English poet, painter, and printmaker. Largely unrecognised during his lifetime, Blake's work is today considered seminal and significant in the history of both poetry and the visual arts.Blake's prophetic poetry has been said to form "what is in proportion to its merits the least read body of poetry in the language". His visual artistry has led one modern critic to proclaim him "far and away the greatest artist Britain has ever produced." Although he only once travelled any further than a day's walk outside London over the course of his life, his creative vision engendered a diverse and symbolically rich corpus, which embraced 'imagination' as "the body of God", or "Human existence itself".Once considered mad for his idiosyncratic views, Blake is highly regarded today for his expressiveness and creativity, and the philosophical and mystical currents that underlie his work. His work has been characterized as part of the Romantic movement, or even "Pre-Romantic", for its largely having appeared in the 18th century. Reverent of the Bible but hostile to the established Church, Blake was influenced by the ideals and ambitions of the French and American revolutions, as well as by such thinkers as Emanuel Swedenborg.Despite these known influences, the originality and singularity of Blake's work make it difficult to classify. One 19th century scholar characterised Blake as a "glorious luminary", "a man not forestalled by predecessors, nor to be classed with contemporaries, nor to be replaced by known or readily surmisable successors."

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