William Blake

1757 - 1827

A Quote by William Blake on children, laughter, and songs

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

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A Quote by William Blake on christ, enemies, and vision

The vision of Christ that thou dost see Is my vision's greatest enemy.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: The Everlasting Gospel, 1818

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A Quote by William Blake on love and wisdom

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?

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: Book of Thel, Thel’s motto

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A Quote by William Blake on mind

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

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: Auguries of Innocence

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A Quote by William Blake on destruction, eternity, joy, kiss, and life

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.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

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A Quote by William Blake

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

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: The Marriage and Hell

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A Quote by William Blake on excess, wisdom, and path

The path of excess leads to the tower of wisdom.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

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A Quote by William Blake

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

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: Letter (23 August 1799)

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A Quote by William Blake on pain

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Like a fiend in a cloud, With howling woe After night I do crowd And with night will go; I turn my back to the east, From whence comforts have increased; For light cloth seize my brain With frantic pain.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: Poetical Sketches , I783. Song (Mad Song), st. 3

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A Quote by William Blake on enemies, forgiveness, and friendship

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

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: Jerusalem, 1820

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