William Blake

1757 - 1827

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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A Quote by William Blake

What is now proved was once only imagin'd.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, 1790-93.

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A Quote by William Blake on heaven

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A Robin Redbreast in a cage Puts all Heaven in a Rage.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: Auguries of Innocence

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A Quote by William Blake on learning and time

In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: Proverbs of Hell

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A Quote by William Blake on belief, heaven, lies, life, and soul

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.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: The Everlasting Gospel, 1818

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A Quote by William Blake on nations

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When Nations grow Old, The Arts grow Cold And Commerce settles on every Tree.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

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A Quote by William Blake on imagination, joy, nature, ridicule, and tears

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.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: 1799, The Letters

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A Quote by William Blake on departure, fear, heart, and love

Never seek to tell thy love Love that never told can be; For the gentle wind does move Silently, invisibly. I told my love, I told my love, I told her all my heart; Trembling, cold, in ghastly fears Ah, she doth depart. Soon as she was gone from me A traveler came by Silently, invisibly- He took her with a sigh.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: Poems from Blake’s Notebook, Never Seek to Tell

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A Quote by William Blake on misery

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Every Night and every Morn Some to Misery are born. Every Morn and every Night 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 divinity and love

I am in you and you in me, mutual in divine love.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

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