William Blake Quotes & Wallpapers

William Blake
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To the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself. William Blake
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Why stand we here trembling around, calling on God for help, and not ourselves, in whom God dwells? William Blake
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All futurity seems teeming with endless destruction never to be repelled; Desperate remorse swallows the present in a quenchless rage. William Blake
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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
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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
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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
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The true method of knowledge is experiment. William Blake
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Without contraries is no progression. Attraction and repulsion, reason and energy, love and hate, are necessary to human existence. William Blake
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Where mercy, love, and pity dwell, there God is dwelling too. William Blake
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Tyger! Tyger! burning bright In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry? William Blake
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Expect poison from the standing water. William Blake
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I will not cease from mental fight Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand. William Blake
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The eye altering, alters all. William Blake
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The tigers of wrath are wiser than the horses of instruction. William Blake
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Joys impregnate. Sorrows bring forth. William Blake
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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
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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
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You've always had the power right there in your shoes, you just had to learn it for yourself. William Blake
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The little ones leaped, and shouted, and laugh'd And all the hills echoed William Blake
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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
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For washed in life's river, My bright mane forever Shall shine like the gold As Iguard o'er the fold. William Blake
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Why art thou silent and invisible, Father of Jealousy? William Blake
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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
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In the morning glad I see My foe outstretch'd beneath the tree. William Blake
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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
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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
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The harlot's cry from street to street Shall weave old England's winding sheet. William Blake
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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
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I am sure this Jesus will not do Either for Englishman or Jew. William Blake
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It is an easy thing to talk of patience to the afflicted. William Blake
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All the destruction in Christian Europe has arisen from deism, which is natural religion. William Blake
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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
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The wrath of the lion is the wisdom of God. William Blake
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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
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The most sublime act is to set another before you. William Blake
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Man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro' narrow chinks of his cavern. William Blake
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The Goddess Fortune is the devil's servant, ready to kiss any one's ass. William Blake
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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
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It is the greatest of crimes to depress true art and science. William Blake
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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
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We are here to learn to endure the beams of love William Blake
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And priests in black gowns were walking their rounds and binding with briars my joys and desires. (from 'The Garden of Love') William Blake
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Better to shun the bait than struggle in the snare. William Blake
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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
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Each man must create his own system or else he is a slave to another mans William Blake
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Error is created; truth is eternal. William Blake
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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
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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
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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
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The moon, like a flower in heaven's high bower, with silent delight sits and smiles on the night. William Blake
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Enlightenment means taking full responsibility for your life. William Blake
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Time is the mercy of Eternity; without Time's swiftness Which is the swiftest of all things, all were eternal torment. William Blake
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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
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Hindsight is a wonderful thing but foresight is better, especially when it comes to saving life, or some pain! William Blake
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Pride is a personal commitment. It is an attitude which separates excellence from mediocrity. William Blake
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Energy is eternal delight. William Blake
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Never seek to tell thy love; Love that never told can be. For the gentle wind does move silently.. invisibly. William Blake
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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
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The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest. William Blake
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What is now proved was once only imagined. William Blake
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The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship. William Blake
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Death is terrible, tho' borne on angels' wings! William Blake
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I see the Past, Present & Future existing all at once Before me. William Blake
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When a Man has Married a WifeHe finds out whetherHer Knees & elbows are onlyglued together. William Blake
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Painters are noted for being dissipated and wild. William Blake
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Improvement makes strait roads, but the crooked roads without Improvement, are roads of Genius. William Blake
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The vision of Christ that thou dost see is my vision's greatest enemy . Both read the Bible day and night, but thou read'st black where I read white. His seventy disciples sent against religion and government . William Blake
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Sweet babe, in thy face Soft desires I can trace, Secret joys and secret smiles, Little pretty infant wiles. William Blake
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thus men forgot that all deities reside in the human breast. William Blake
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If the fool would persist in his folly he would become wise. William Blake
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