William Blake

1757 - 1827

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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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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A Quote by William Blake on art, good, hypocrisy, organize, and science

He who would do good to another must do it in Minute Particulars. General Good is the plea of the scoundrel, hypocrite, and flatterer; For Art and Science cannot exist but in minutely organized particles.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: Jerusalem

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A Quote by William Blake

The most sublime act is to set another before you.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

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

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A Quote by William Blake on angels, birth, earth, joy, and love

The Angel that presided o'er my birth Said 'Little creature, form'd of joy and mirth, Go, love without the help of anything on earth.'

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: Gnomic Verses

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A Quote by William Blake on knowledge

The true method of knowledge is experiment.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: All Religions are One (1788)

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