William Blake

1757 - 1827

A Quote by William Blake

He whose face gives no light, shall never become a star.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (1790

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William Blake on deception and love

The look of love alarms Because 'tis filled with fire; But the look of soft deceit Shall sin the lover's hire.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: Poems from Blake’s Notebook, The Look of Love

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William Blake on despair, heaven, hell, and love

Love seeketh not itself to please, Nor for itself hath any care, But for another gives its ease, And builds a Heaven in Hell's despair. Love seeketh only Self to please, To bind another to its delight, Joys in another's loss of ease, And builds a Hell in Heaven's despite.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: Songs of Experience. The Clod and the Pebble

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William Blake on men and mountains

Great things are done when men and mountains meet; This is not done by jostling in the street.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: Poems from Blake’s Notebook, Great Things Are Done

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William Blake on desires, men, and women

What is it men in women do require: The lineaments of gratified desire. What is it women do in men require: The lineaments of gratified desire.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: Poems from Blake’s Notebook, What Is It

Contributed by: Zaady

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

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William Blake

A fool sees not the same tree a wise man sees.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: Proverbs of Hell

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William Blake on art, darkness, destruction, joy, life, love, and secrets

O Rose, thou art sick! The invisible worm, That flies in the night, In the howling storm, Has found out thy bed Of crimson joy, And his dark secret love Does thy life destroy.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William Blake on joy and world

in

Man was made for joy and woe. And when this we rightly know Through the world we safely go.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: Auguries of Innocence

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by William Blake on knowledge

The true method of knowledge is experiment.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: All Religions are One (1788)

Contributed by: Zaady

Syndicate content