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Quotes by William Blake (Page 2 of 2)

Quote: When a sinister person means to be your enemy, they always start by trying to become your friend. by author William Blake overlaid on photo of photo of author William Blake with quote

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


Quote: The eye altering, alters all. by author William Blake overlaid on photo of photo of author William Blake with quote

The eye altering, alters all.


Quote: What is grand is necessarily obscure to weak men. That which can be made explicit to the idiot is not worth my care. by author William Blake overlaid on photo of photo of author William Blake with quote

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


Quote: 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. by author William Blake overlaid on photo of photo of author William Blake with quote

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.


Quote: Great things are done when men and mountains meet. by author William Blake overlaid on photo of photo of author William Blake with quote

Great things are done when men and mountains meet.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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


Quote: 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. by author William Blake overlaid on photo of photo of author William Blake with quote

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.


Quote: Art can never exist without naked beauty displayed. by author William Blake overlaid on photo of photo of author William Blake with quote

Art can never exist without naked beauty displayed.


Quote: Imagination is the real and eternal world of which this vegetable universe is but a faint shadow. by author William Blake overlaid on photo of photo of author William Blake with quote

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


Quote: 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. by author William Blake overlaid on photo of photo of author William Blake with quote

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.


Quote: Where mercy, love, and pity dwell, there God is dwelling too. by author William Blake overlaid on photo of photo of author William Blake with quote

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


Quote: When the green woods laugh with the voice of joy, And the dimpling stream runs laughing by; When the air does laugh with our merry wit, And the green hill laughs with the noise of it. by author William Blake overlaid on photo of photo of author William Blake with quote

When the green woods laugh with the voice of joy, And the dimpling stream runs laughing by; When the air does laugh with our merry wit, And the green hill laughs with the noise of it.


Quote: Active Evil is better than Passive Good. by author William Blake overlaid on photo of photo of author William Blake with quote

Active Evil is better than Passive Good.


Quote: 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. by author William Blake overlaid on photo of photo of author William Blake with quote

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.


Quote: To generalize is to be an idiot. by author William Blake overlaid on photo of photo of author William Blake with quote

To generalize is to be an idiot.

Longer Version/[Notes]:

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


Quote: If the Sun and Moon should ever doubt, they'd immediately go out. by author William Blake overlaid on photo of photo of author William Blake with quote

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


Quote: 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. by author William Blake overlaid on photo of William Blake quote; white text on black background

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.


Quote: 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. by author William Blake overlaid on photo of photo of author William Blake with quote

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.


Quote: The man who never in his mind and thoughts travel'd to heaven is no artist. by author William Blake overlaid on photo of photo of author William Blake with quote

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


Quote: The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness. by author William Blake overlaid on photo of photo of author William Blake with quote

The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.


Quote: Can I see another's woe, and not be in sorrow too? Can I see another's grief, and not seek for kind relief? by author William Blake overlaid on photo of photo of author William Blake with quote

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

Longer Version/[Notes]:

Can I see anothers woe,
And not be in sorrow too.
Can I see anothers grief,
And not seek for kind relief.

Can I see a falling tear.
And not feel my sorrows share,
Can a father see his child,
Weep, nor be with sorrow fill'd.

Can a mother sit and hear,
An infant groan, an infant fear-
No no never can it be,
Never, never can it be.

- On Anothers Sorrow.


Quote: Lives in eternity's sun rise. by author William Blake overlaid on photo of photo of author William Blake with quote

Lives in eternity's sun rise.


Quote: Do what you will, this world's a fiction and is made up of contradiction. by author William Blake overlaid on photo of photo of author William Blake with quote

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


Quote: If a thing loves, it is infinite. by author William Blake overlaid on photo of photo of author William Blake with quote

If a thing loves, it is infinite.


Quote: He who desires, but acts not, breeds pestilence. by author William Blake overlaid on photo of photo of author William Blake with quote

He who desires, but acts not, breeds pestilence.


Quote: 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. by author William Blake overlaid on photo of photo of author William Blake with quote

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.


Quote: Every harlot was a virgin once. by author William Blake overlaid on photo of photo of author William Blake with quote

Every harlot was a virgin once.


Quote: Both read the Bible day and night, but thou read black where I read white. by author William Blake overlaid on photo of photo of author William Blake with quote

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


Quote: 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. by author William Blake overlaid on photo of photo of author William Blake with quote

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.


Quote: No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings. by author William Blake overlaid on photo of photo of author William Blake with quote

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


Quote: 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. by author William Blake overlaid on photo of photo of author William Blake with quote

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.


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