William Blake

1757 - 1827

A Quote by William Blake on mind and water

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The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

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A Quote by William Blake on existence, energy, love, and reason

Without contraries is no progression. Attraction and repulsion, reason and energy, love and hate, are necessary to human existence.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (1790)

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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 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 children, divinity, fatherhood, god, judaism, love, mercy, peace, pity, and thankfulness

To Mercy Pity Peace and Love All pray in their distress, And to these virtues of delight Return their thankfulness. For Mercy Pity Peace and Love Is God our father dear. And Mercy Pity Peace and Love Is Man his child and care. Then every man of every clime That prays in his distress Prays to the human form divine: Love Mercy Pity Peace. And all must love the human form In heathen, Turk, or Jew. Where Mercy, Love and Pity dwell There God is dwelling too.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: "The Divine Image" from Songs of Innocence

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