William Blake

1757 - 1827

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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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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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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