William Blake

1757 - 1827

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 cheerfulness and sports

Sing louder around To the bell's cheerful sound, While our sports shall be seen, On the echoing green.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: Songs of Innocence, the echoing green

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A Quote by William Blake

On no other ground Can I sow my seed Without tearing up Some stinking weed.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

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A Quote by William Blake

Some are born to sweet delight. Some are born to endless night.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: Auguries of Innocence

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A Quote by William Blake on wishes

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The gulfing whale was like a dot in the spell. Yet look upon it, and 'twould size and swell To its huge self, and the minutest fish Would pass the very hardest gazer's wish, And show his little eye's anatomy.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: America: A Prophecy

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A Quote by William Blake on jesus and judaism

I'm sure this Jesus will not do Either for Englishman or Jew.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: The Everlasting Gospel, 1818

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A Quote by William Blake on thought

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One thought fills immensity.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (1790)

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A Quote by William Blake on god and truth

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God forbid that Truth should be confined to Mathematical Demonstration!

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: Notes on Reynold's Discourses, c. 1808.

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A Quote by William Blake on clothes, divinity, joy, lies, soul, truth, and world

A truth that's told with bad intent Beats all the lies you can invent. It is right it should be so; Man was made for Joy and Woe; And when this we rightly know, Thro' the World we safely go, Joy and woe are woven fine, A clothing for the soul divine.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: Auguries of Innocence

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