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


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.


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


Every harlot was a virgin once.




The most sublime act is to set another before you.


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.


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


The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.


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


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


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


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


What is now proved was only once imagined.


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


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


One thought fills immensity.


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

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


Energy is eternal delight.


He who desires but does not act, breeds pestilence.


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


Expect poison from standing water.


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


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


Excessive sorrow laughs. Excessive joy weeps.


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


The weak in courage is strong in cunning.


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.


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


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




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Picture quote by William Blake about joy

Excess of sorrow laughs, excess of joy weeps.


Picture quote by William Blake about science

What is now proved was once only imagined.


Picture quote by William Blake about create

I must create a system, or be enslaved by another mans; I will not reason


Picture quote by William Blake about travel

Travelers repose and dream among my leaves


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Top William Blake quotes about wisdom

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

  • time

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

  • wisdom

The fool who persists in his folly will become wise.

  • wisdom

The road to excess leads to the palace of wisdom.

  • wisdom

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

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Top William Blake quotes about truth

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

  • truth

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

  • truth

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

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

  • truth

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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

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


Dip him in the river who loves water.

  • love

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

  • love

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Top William Blake quotes about imagination

What are the best imagination quotes by William Blake? List with Top 10 William Blake sayings and quotes about imagination.


What is now proved was only once imagined.

  • imagination

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

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

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


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Top William Blake quotes about world

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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.

  • time

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.


Do what you will, this world's a fiction and is made up of contradiction.


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

  • shadow

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

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


Each man is haunted until his humanity awakens.


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



Travelers repose and dream among my leaves.


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


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


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

  • truth

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


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.


Eternity is in love with the productions of time.

  • time

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

The fool who persists in his folly will become wise.

  • wisdom

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.


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


Exuberance is beauty.


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


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


To create a little flower is the labor of ages.


The road to excess leads to the palace of wisdom.

  • wisdom

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

  • art

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!


Opposition is true friendship.


Art can never exist without naked beauty displayed.


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


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


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

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


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


Lives in eternity's sun rise.


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


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

  • christianity

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


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


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


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


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


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


Joys impregnate. Sorrows bring forth.

  • sadness

Great things are done when men and mountains meet.


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


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

  • sex

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

  • fame

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.


Active Evil is better than Passive Good.


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

  • inspirational

The difference between a bad artist and a good one is: the bad artist seems to copy a great deal; the good one really does.


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.


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.


He who desires, but acts not, breeds pestilence.


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

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

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.


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 true method of knowledge is experiment.


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.


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.


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.


The soul of sweet delight, can never be defiled.


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!


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


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.


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.


The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.


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.


Do what you will, this world's a fiction and is made up of contradiction.

  • world

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.


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.


What is now proved was once only imagined.


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.


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.

  • flower

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

  • love

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.


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

  • shadow

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.


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.


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

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

To generalize is to be an idiot.

  • generalize

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.


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.


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

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


Christ's crucifix shall be made an excuse for executing criminals.


If the fool would persist in his folly he would become wise.


If a thing loves, it is infinite.


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


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.


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


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

  • time

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

  • truth

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

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


The eye altering, alters all.


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.


Dip him in the river who loves water.

  • love

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.


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

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