William Blake

1757 - 1827

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 friendship

Opposition is true friendship.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (1790)

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A Quote by William Blake on hypocrisy

Pay attention to minute particulars. Take care of the little ones. Generalization and abstraction are The plea of the hypocrite, scoundrel, and knave.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

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A Quote by William Blake on glory, god, lust, pride, wisdom, women, and work

The pride of the peacock is the glory of God. The lust of the goat is the bounty of God. The wrath of the lion is the wisdom of God. The nakedness of woman is the work of God.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, Proverbs of Hell

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A Quote by William Blake on laws and religion

Prisons are built with stones of Law, Brothels with bricks of Religion.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

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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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