William Blake

1757 - 1827

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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A Quote by William Blake on men, weakness, and worth

What is grand is necessarily obscure to weak men. That which can be made explicit to the idiot is not worth my care.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: Letter (23 August 1799)

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A Quote by William Blake on love and war

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Then old Nobodaddy aloft Farted and belched and coughed, And said, "I love hanging and drawing and quartering Every bit as well as war and slaughtering."

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: Poems from Blake’s Notebook, Let the Brothels of Paris

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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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