Piping down the valleys wild, Piping songs of pleasant glee, On a cloud I saw a child, And he laughing said to me: "Pipe a song about a Lamb." So I piped with merry cheer; "Piper, pipe that song again." So I piped; he wept to hear.
William Blake (1757 - 1827)
Source: Songs of Innocence, 1789-90
Contributed by: Zaady
To generalize is to be an idiot.
And I made a rural pen, And I stained the water clear, And I wrote my happy songs Every Child may joy to hear.
The vision of Christ that thou dost see Is my vision's greatest enemy.
Source: The Everlasting Gospel, 1818
Does the Eagle know what is in the pit Or wilt thou go ask the Mole? Can Wisdom be put in a silver rod, Or Love in a golden bowl?
Source: Book of Thel, Thel’s motto
Always be ready to speak you mind and a base man will avoid you.
Source: Auguries of Innocence
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.
You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough.
Source: The Marriage and Hell
The path of excess leads to the tower of wisdom.
As a man is, so he sees. As the eye is formed, such are its powers.
Source: Letter (23 August 1799)
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