William Blake Quotes & Wallpapers

William Blake
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To the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself. William Blake

Since the French Revolution Englishmen are all intermeasurable one by another, certainly a happy state of agreement to which I forone do not agree. William Blake

The little ones leaped, and shouted, and laugh'd And all the hills echoed William Blake

Joys impregnate. Sorrows bring forth. William Blake

Why stand we here trembling around, calling on God for help, and not ourselves, in whom God dwells? William Blake

All the destruction in Christian Europe has arisen from deism, which is natural religion. William Blake

The grave is Heaven's golden gate, And rich and poor around it wait; O Shepherdess of England's fold, Behold this gate of pearl and gold! William Blake

All futurity seems teeming with endless destruction never to be repelled; Desperate remorse swallows the present in a quenchless rage. William Blake

I am really sorry to see my countrymen trouble themselves about politics. If men were wise, the most arbitrary princes could not hurt them. If they are not wise, the freest government is compelled to be a tyranny. Princes appear to me to be fools. Houses of Commons and Houses of Lords appear to me to be fools; they seem to me to be something else besides human life. William Blake

I turn my eyes to the schools & universities of Europe And there behold the loom of Locke whose woof rages dire, Washed by the water-wheels of Newton. Black the cloth In heavy wreaths folds over every nation; cruel works Of many wheels I view, wheel without wheel, with cogs tyrannic Moving by compulsion each other: not as those in Eden, which Wheel within wheel in freedom revolve, in harmony & peace. William Blake

I asked a thief to steal me a peach: He turned up his eyes. I asked a lithe lady to lie her down: Holy and meek, she cries. As soon as I went An angel came. He winked at the thief And smiled at the dame- And without one word spoke Had a peach from the tree, And 'twixt earnest and joke Enjoyed the lady. William Blake

You've always had the power right there in your shoes, you just had to learn it for yourself. William Blake

Those who restrain desire, do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained; and the restrainer or reason usurps its place & governs the unwilling. And being restrain'd it by degrees becomes passive till it is only the shadow of desire. William Blake

The wrath of the lion is the wisdom of God. William Blake

Exuberance is Beauty." "If a thing loves, it is infinite." "Those who restrain desire, do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained." "The lust of the goat is the bounty of God. William Blake

That the Jews assumed a right Exclusively to the benefits of God. will be a lasting witness against them. & the same will it be against Christians William Blake

For washed in life's river, My bright mane forever Shall shine like the gold As Iguard o'er the fold. William Blake

Why art thou silent and invisible, Father of Jealousy? William Blake

But most, thro' midnight streets I hear How the youthful Harlot's curse Blasts the new born Infant's tear, And blights with plagues the Marriage hearse. William Blake

In the morning glad I see My foe outstretch'd beneath the tree. William Blake

In what distant deeps or skies Burnt the fire of thine eyes? On what wings dare he aspire? What the hand dare seize the fire? William Blake

He who doubts from what he sees Will ne'er believe, do what you please. If the sun and moon should doubt They'd immediately go out. William Blake

The harlot's cry from street to street Shall weave old England's winding sheet. William Blake

Every night, and every morn, Some to misery are born. Every morn, and every night, Some are born to sweet delight. Some are born to sweet delight. Some are born to endless night. William Blake

I am sure this Jesus will not do Either for Englishman or Jew. William Blake

The most sublime act is to set another before you. William Blake

Tyger! Tyger! burning bright In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry? William Blake

Expect poison from the standing water. William Blake

I will not cease from mental fight Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand. William Blake

The true method of knowledge is experiment. William Blake

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

Where mercy, love, and pity dwell, there God is dwelling too. William Blake

It is an easy thing to talk of patience to the afflicted. William Blake

The eye altering, alters all. William Blake

The tigers of wrath are wiser than the horses of instruction. William Blake

The Goddess Fortune is the devil's servant, ready to kiss any one's ass. William Blake

Does a firm persuasion that a thing is so, make it so?" He replied, "All poets believe it does. And in ages of imagination, this firm persuasion removes mountains; but many are not capable of firm persuasion of anything. William Blake

It is the greatest of crimes to depress true art and science. William Blake

The child's toys and the old man's reasons are the fruits of two seasons. William Blake

Such, such were the joys When we all, girls and boys, In our youth time were seen On the Echoing Green. William Blake

When Sir Joshua Reynolds died All Nature was degraded William Blake

Prepare your hearts for Death's cold hand! prepare Your souls for flight, your bodies for the earth; Prepare your arms for glorious victory; Prepare your eyes to meet a holy God! Prepare, prepare! William Blake

In every cry of every man, In every infant's cry of fear, In every voice, in every ban, The mind-forg'd manacles I hear. William Blake

Men are admitted into heaven not because they have curbed and governed their passions or have no passions, but because they have cultivated their understandings. The treasures of heaven are not negations of passion, but realities of intellect, from which all the passions emanate uncurbed in their eternal glory. William Blake

Hindsight is a wonderful thing but foresight is better, especially when it comes to saving life, or some pain! William Blake

Pride is a personal commitment. It is an attitude which separates excellence from mediocrity. William Blake

Enthusiastic Admiration is the first Principle of Knowledge and its last. William Blake

Exuberance is Beauty William Blake

I am going to that country which I have all my life wished to see. William Blake

Commerce is so far from being beneficial to arts, or to empire, that it is destructive of both, as all their history shows, for the above reason of individual merit being its great hatred. Empires flourish till they become commercial, and then they are scattered abroad to the four winds. William Blake

We are here to learn to endure the beams of love William Blake

There is a place where Contrarieties are equally True... William Blake

Enlightenment means taking full responsibility for your life. William Blake

Time is the mercy of Eternity; without Time's swiftness Which is the swiftest of all things, all were eternal torment. William Blake

Do what you will this life's a fiction and is made up of contradiction. William Blake

Then the Parson might preach, & drink, & sing, And we'd be as happy as birds in the spring; And modest dame Lurch, who is always at Church, Would not have bandy children, nor fasting, nor birch. William Blake

And priests in black gowns were walking their rounds and binding with briars my joys and desires. (from 'The Garden of Love') William Blake

Better to shun the bait than struggle in the snare. William Blake

Error is created; truth is eternal. William Blake

If you have form'd a circle to go into, Go into it yourself, and see how you would do. They said this mystery never shall cease: The priest promotes war, and the soldier peace. William Blake

Man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro' narrow chinks of his cavern. William Blake

A dog starv'd at the master's gate Predicts the ruin of the State. A horse misus'd upon the road Calls to heaven for human blood. Each outcry of the hunted hare A fibre from the brain does tear, A skylark wounded on the wing, A cherubim does cease to sing. William Blake

Little fly, thy summer's play My thoughtless hand has brushed away. Am not I a fly like thee? Or art not thou a man like me? For I dance and drink and sing, Till some blind hand shall brush my wing! William Blake

LOVE'S SECRET Never seek to tell thy love, Love that never told can be; For the gentle wind doth move Silently, invisibly. I told my love, I told my love, I told her all my heart, Trembling, cold, in ghastly fears. Ah! she did depart! Soon after she was gone from me, A traveller came by, Silently, invisibly: He took her with a sigh. William Blake

Each man must create his own system or else he is a slave to another mans William Blake

The world of imagination is the world of eternity. William Blake

In your own bosom you bear your heaven and earth, And all you behold, though it appears without, It is within, in your imagination, Of which this world of mortality is but a shadow. William Blake

The moon, like a flower in heaven's high bower, with silent delight sits and smiles on the night. William Blake

They solved the problem of coexistence through the use of individual stereo headphones. William Blake

I am more famed in Heaven for my works than I could well conceive. In my brain are studies & chambers filled with books & pictures of old, which I wrote and painted in ages of Eternity before my mortal life; and whose works are the delight & study of Archangels. Why, then, should I be anxious about the riches or fame of mortality? William Blake



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