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William Blake
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Do what you will this life's a fiction and is made up of contradiction. William Blake
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There is a place where Contrarieties are equally True... William Blake
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Degrade first the arts if you'd mankind degrade, Hire idiots to paint with cold light and hot shade. William Blake
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When a Man has Married a Wife He finds out whether Her Knees & elbows are only glued together. William Blake
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This world of imagination is the world of eternity. William Blake
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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
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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
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Sing louder around To the bells' cheerful sound, While our sports shall be seen On the ecchoing green. William Blake
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Prisons are built with stones of law, brothels with bricks of religion. William Blake
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Enough! or too much. William Blake
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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
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The look of love alarms Because 'tis filled with fire; But the look of soft deceit Shall win the lover's hire. William Blake
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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
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Terror in the house does roar, But Pity stands before the door.] William Blake
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A robin redbreast in a cage Puts all Heaven in a rage. William Blake
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A dog starved at his master's gate Predicts the ruin of the state. William Blake
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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
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Grown old in love from seven till seven times seven, I oft have wished for Hell for ease from Heaven. William Blake
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They solved the problem of coexistence through the use of individual stereo headphones. William Blake
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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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Art degraded, Imagination denied. 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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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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Man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro' narrow chinks of his cavern. 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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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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We are here to learn to endure the beams of love William Blake
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To my eye Rubens' colouring is most contemptible. His shadows are a filthy brown somewhat the colour of excrement. William Blake
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Invention depends altogether upon execution or organization; as that is right or wrong so is the invention perfect or imperfect. 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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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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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
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Enthusiastic Admiration is the first Principle of Knowledge and its last. William Blake
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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
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You never know what is enough, until you know what is more than enough. William Blake
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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
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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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If the fool would persist in his folly he would become wise. William Blake
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A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees. William Blake
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Love to faults is always blind, always is to joy inclined. Lawless, winged, and unconfined, and breaks all chains from every mind. William Blake
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When a sinister person means to be your enemy, they always start by trying to become your friend. William Blake
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One thought fills immensity. William Blake
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Energy is an eternal delight, and he who desires, but acts not, breeds pestilence. William Blake
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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
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The Errors of a Wise Man make your Rule Rather than the Perfections of a Fool. William Blake
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Nature has no outline. Imagination has. William Blake
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Exhuberance is Beauty. William Blake
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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
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You become what you behold. William Blake
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Dear Mother, dear Mother, the Church is cold, But the Ale-house is healthy and pleasant and warm. William Blake
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Knowledge of ideal beauty is not to be acquired. It is born with us. Innate ideas are in every man, born with him; theyare truly himself. William Blake
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The Prophets Isaiah and Ezekiel dined with me, and I asked them how they dared so roundly to assert, that God spoke to them; and whether they did not think at the time, that they would be misunderstood, & so be the cause of imposition. Isaiah answer'd, I saw no God, nor heard any, in a finite organical perception; but my senses discover'd the infinite in every thing, and as I was then persuaded, & remain confirm'd; that the voice of honest indignation is the voice of God, I cared not for consequences but wrote. William Blake
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Sooner strangle an infant in its cradle than nurse unacted desires. William Blake
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When thou seest an eagle, thou seest a portion of genius; lift up thy head! William Blake
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O Winter! bar thine adamantine doors: The north is thine; there hast thou build thy dark, Deep-founded habitation. Shake not thy roofs, Nor bend thy pillars with thine iron car. William Blake
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He who doubts from what he sees Will ne'er believe, do what you please. William Blake
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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
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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
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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
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Mere enthusiasm is the all in all. William Blake
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O Earth, O Earth, return! Arise from out the dewy grass; Night is worn; And the morn Rises from the slumbrous mass. William Blake
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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
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To generalize is to be an idiot. To particularize is the alone distinction of merit. General knowledge are those knowledge that idiots possess. William Blake
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Thinking as I do that the Creator of this world is a very cruel being, and being a worshipper of Christ, I cannot help saying: 'the Son, O how unlike the Father!' First God Almighty comes with a thump on the head. Then Jesus Christ comes with a balm to heal it. William Blake
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Imitation is criticism. William Blake
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The ignorant Insults of Individuals will not hinder me from doing my duty to my Art William Blake
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Men are admitted into heaven not because they have curbed or governed their passions, but because they have cultivate their understandings. William Blake
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A tyrant is the worst disease, and the cause of all others. William Blake
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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
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