William Blake

visionary British poet and painter (1757-1827)

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A truth that's told with bad intent, Beats all the lies you can invent.Rate it:
All futurity seems teeming with endless destruction never to be repelled; Desperate remorse swallows the present in a quenchless rage.Rate it:
Always be ready to speak your mind and a base man will avoid you.Rate it:
And because I am happy and dance and sing, They think they have done me no injury.Rate it:
As I was walking among the fires of Hell, delighted with the enjoyments of Genius which to Angels look like torment and insanity. I collected some of their Proverbs.Rate it:
Energy is eternal delight.Rate it:
For Mercy has a human heart, Pity, a human face, And Love, the human form divine, And Peace, the human dress.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
He who desires, but acts not, breeds pestilence.Rate it:
He's a Blockhead who wants a proof of what he Can't Percieve And he's a Fool who tries to make such a Blockhead believe.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man's.Rate it:
I myself do nothing. The Holy Spirit accomplishes all through me.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.Rate it:
Innocence dwells with Wisdom, but never with Ignorance.Rate it:
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
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 dispite.Rate it:
Mutual forgiveness of each vice. Such are the Gates of Paradise.Rate it:
My mother groan'd, my father wept Into the dangerous world I leapt, Helpless, naked, piping load, Like a friend hid in a cloud.Rate it:
No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.Rate it:
Opposition is true friendship.Rate it:
The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.Rate it:
The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.Rate it:
The man who never alters his opinions is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
The weak in courage is strong in cunning.Rate it:
This life's 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.Rate it:
Those who restrain desire, do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.Rate it:
Thou art a Man, God is no more.
Thy own humanity learn to adore.
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Thy friendship oft has made my heart to ache do be my enemy--for friendship's sake.Rate it:
To generalize is to be an idiot.Rate it:
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?Rate it:
To see a world in a grain of sand and a heaven in a wildflower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
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.
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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.Rate it:
What is now proved was once only imagined.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
When the doors of perception are cleansed, man will see things as they truly are, infinite.Rate it:
When thou seest an eagle, thou seest a portion of genius lift up thy headRate it:
Where Mercy, Love, and Pity dwell There God is dwelling too.Rate it:
You are forgiven for your happiness and your successes only if you generously consent to share them.Rate it:

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