William Blake

1757 - 1827

A Quote by William Blake on consequences, good, happiness, and sorrow

Some say that happiness is not good for mortals, & they ought to be answered that sorrow is not fit for immortals & is utterly useless to any one; a blight never does good to a tree, & if a blight kill not a tree but it still bear fruit, let none say that the fruit was in consequence of the blight.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: Letter (7 October 1803)

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A Quote by William Blake on art, heaven, and mind

The Man who never in his Mind and Thoughts traveled to Heaven is No artist.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

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A Quote by William Blake on happiness and joy

'I have no name: I am but two days old.' What shall I call thee? 'I happy am, Joy is my name,' Sweet joy befall thee!

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: Songs of Innocence. Infant Joy

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A Quote by William Blake on god

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He who sees the Infinite in all things, sees God.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: There is No Natural Religion, 1788

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A Quote by William Blake on conscience, ideas, and science

Innate ideas are in every man, born with him; they are truly himself. The man who says that we have no innate ideas must be a fool and knave, having no conscience or innate science.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

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A Quote by William Blake on beauty

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Exuberance is Beauty.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

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A Quote by William Blake on wisdom

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The hours of folly are measured by the clock; but of wisdom, no clock can measure.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (1790)

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A Quote by William Blake on forgiveness, paradise, and vices

Mutual forgiveness of each vice. Such are the Gates of Paradise.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

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A Quote by William Blake on anger and friendship

I was angry with my friend I told my wrath, my wrath did end. I was angry with my foe: I told it not, my wrath did grow.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: A Poison Tree

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A Quote by William Blake on company and god

"What," it will be questioned, "when the sun rises, do you not see a round disc of fire somewhat like a guinea?" "O no, no, I see an innumerable company of the heavenly host crying, 'Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God Almighty!'"

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: Descriptive Catalogue, 1810. The Vision of Judgment

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