William Blake Quotes & Wallpapers

William Blake
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Poetry, Painting & Music, the three Powers in man of conversing with Paradise, which the flood did not sweep away. William Blake

He who does not imagine in stronger and better lineaments, and in stronger and better light than his perishing and mortal eye can see, does not imagine at all. William Blake

Art degraded, Imagination denied. William Blake

Nature has no outline. Imagination has. William Blake

It is not because angels are holier than men or devils that makes them angels, but because they do not expect holiness from one another, but from God alone. William Blake

You never know what is enough, until you know what is more than enough. William Blake

The Errors of a Wise Man make your Rule Rather than the Perfections of a Fool. William Blake

Degrade first the arts if you'd mankind degrade, Hire idiots to paint with cold light and hot shade. William Blake

When a Man has Married a Wife He finds out whether Her Knees & elbows are only glued together. William Blake

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

How sweet I roamed from field to field, And tasted all the summer's pride, Till I the prince of love beheld, Who in the sunny beams did glide! William Blake

My silks and fine array, My smiles and languished air, By love are driv'n away; And mournful lean Despair Brings me yew to deck my grave: Such end true lovers have. William Blake

Sing louder around To the bells' cheerful sound, While our sports shall be seen On the ecchoing green. William Blake

Prisons are built with stones of law, brothels with bricks of religion. William Blake

Enough! or too much. William Blake

If you trap the moment before it's ripe, The tears of repentance you'll certainly wipe; But if once you let the ripe moment go You can never wipe off the tears of woe. William Blake

The look of love alarms Because 'tis filled with fire; But the look of soft deceit Shall win the lover's hire. William Blake

Pity would be no more If we did not make somebody Poor; And Mercy no more could be If all were as happy as we. William Blake

Terror in the house does roar, But Pity stands before the door.] William Blake

A robin redbreast in a cage Puts all Heaven in a rage. William Blake

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

The Angel that presided o'er my birth Said, Little creature, formed of joy and mirth, Go love without the help of any thing on earth. William Blake

Grown old in love from seven till seven times seven, I oft have wished for Hell for ease from Heaven. William Blake

My mother groaned, my father wept, into the dangerous world I leapt; helpless, naked, piping loud, like a fiend hid in a cloud. 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

Death is terrible, tho' borne on angels' wings! William Blake

I see the Past, Present & Future existing all at once Before me. William Blake

When a Man has Married a WifeHe finds out whetherHer Knees & elbows are onlyglued together. William Blake

Painters are noted for being dissipated and wild. William Blake

Improvement makes strait roads, but the crooked roads without Improvement, are roads of Genius. William Blake

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

Sweet babe, in thy face Soft desires I can trace, Secret joys and secret smiles, Little pretty infant wiles. William Blake

The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest. William Blake

What is now proved was once only imagined. William Blake

The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship. William Blake

thus men forgot that all deities reside in the human breast. William Blake

Energy is eternal delight. William Blake

Never seek to tell thy love; Love that never told can be. For the gentle wind does move silently.. invisibly. William Blake

To my eye Rubens' colouring is most contemptible. His shadows are a filthy brown somewhat the colour of excrement. William Blake

Invention depends altogether upon execution or organization; as that is right or wrong so is the invention perfect or imperfect. William Blake

If the fool would persist in his folly he would become wise. William Blake

A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees. William Blake

Love to faults is always blind, always is to joy inclined. Lawless, winged, and unconfined, and breaks all chains from every mind. William Blake

When a sinister person means to be your enemy, they always start by trying to become your friend. William Blake

One thought fills immensity. William Blake

Energy is an eternal delight, and he who desires, but acts not, breeds pestilence. William Blake

What is the price of experience? Do men buy it for a song? Or wisdom for a dance in the street? No, it is bought with the price of all the man hath, his house, his wife, his children. William Blake

Exhuberance is Beauty. William Blake

The countless gold of a merry heart, The rubies and pearls of a loving eye, The indolent never can bring to the mart, Nor the secret hoard up in his treasury. William Blake

You become what you behold. William Blake

The ignorant Insults of Individuals will not hinder me from doing my duty to my Art William Blake

Men are admitted into heaven not because they have curbed or governed their passions, but because they have cultivate their understandings. William Blake

A tyrant is the worst disease, and the cause of all others. William Blake

O God, protect me from my friends, that they have not power over me. Thou hast giv'n me power to protect myself from thy bitterest enemies. William Blake

For the Eye altering alters all; The Senses roll themselves in fear And the flat Earth becomes a Ball. William Blake

But most thro' midnight streets I hear How the youthful Harlots curse Blasts the new-born Infants tear And blights with plagues the Marriage hearse William Blake

Struggling in my father's hands, Striving against my swaddling bands, Bound and weary, I thought best To sulk upon my mother's breast. William Blake

Every Harlot was a Virgin once William Blake

Poetry fettered fetters the human race. Nations are destroyed, or flourish, in proportion as their poetry, painting, and music are destroyed or flourish! William Blake

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

To see the world in a grain of sand, and to see heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of your hands, and eternity in an hour. William Blake

When I tell any Truth it is not for the sake of Convincing those who do not know it but for the sake of defending those who Do William Blake

Joy and woe are woven fine, A clothing for the soul divine. Under every grief and pine Runs a joy with silken twine. William Blake

Does the Eagle know what is in the pit Or wilt thou go ask the Mole? Can Wisdom be put in a silver rod, Or Love in a golden bowl? William Blake

How have you left the ancient love That bards of old enjoyed in you! The languid strings do scarcely move! The sound is forced, the notes are few! William Blake

I wander thro' each charter'd street, Near where the charter'd Thames does flow, And mark in every face I meet Marks of weakness, marks of woe. 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. How the Chimney-sweeper's cry Every black'ning Church appalls; And the hapless Soldier's sigh Runs in blood down Palace walls. 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

Auguries of innocence "The emmet's inch and eagle's mile Make lame philosophy to smile. He who doubts from what he sees Will ne'er believe, do what you please. William Blake

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

He who would do good to another must do it in minute particulars. William Blake

Life delights in life. William Blake



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