William Blake

1757 - 1827

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

I must Create a System or be enslaved by another Man's.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

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A Quote by William Blake on sleep

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Think in the morning, Act in the noon, Eat in the evening, Sleep in the night.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: Proverbs of Hell

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A Quote by William Blake on christianity, lies, and world

Let every Christian, as much as in him lies, engage himself openly and publicly, before all the World, in some mental pursuit for the Building up of Jerusalem.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: Jerusalem

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A Quote by William Blake on dogs

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A dog starved at his master's gate Predicts the ruin of the state.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: Auguries of Innocence

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A Quote by William Blake on men

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He who shall hurt the little wren Shall never be beloved by men.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: Auguries of Innocence

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A Quote by William Blake on death, sister, and sleep

England! awake! awake! awake! Jerusalem thy sister calls! Why wilt thou sleep the sleep of death And close her from thy ancient walls?

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: Jerusalem

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A Quote by William Blake on enthusiasm

Mere enthusiasm is the all in all.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: Alexander Gilchrist, Life of William Blake, 1880.

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A Quote by William Blake on eternity, love, and time

Eternity is in love with the productions of time.

William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Source: The Marriage of Heaven and Hell (1790)

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