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William Blake
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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
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Lives in eternity's sun rise. 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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Praises reap not! Joys laugh not! Sorrows weep not! William Blake
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I see through my eyes, not with them. 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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I give you the end of a golden string, Only wind it into a ball, It will lead you in at Heaven's gate Built in Jerusalem's wall. William Blake
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None but blockheads copy each other. William Blake
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The mocker of Art is the mocker of Jesus. William Blake
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O Autumn, laden with fruit, and stained With the blood of the grape, pass not, but sit Beneath my shady roof; there thou mayest rest And tune thy jolly voice to my fresh pipe, And all the daughters of the year shall dance! Sing now the lusty song of fruits and flowers. William Blake
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If heaven send no supplies, The fairest blossom of the garden dies. William Blake
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Silent as despairing love, and strong as jealousy... William Blake
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True superstition is ignorant honesty & this is beloved of god and man. William Blake
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I'll shade him from the heat till he can bear To lean in joy upon our Father's knee; And then I'll stand and stroke his silver hair, And be like him and he will then love me. William Blake
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The sword sung on the barren heath, The sickle in the fruitful field; The sword he sung a song of death, But could not make the sickle yield. William Blake
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My mother groan'd! 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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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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Fun I love, but too much Fun is of all things the most loathsom. Mirth is better than Fun & Happiness is better than Mirth. William Blake
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My specter around me night and day Like a wild beast guards my way, My emanation far within Weeps incessantly for my sin. William Blake
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Man was made for joy and woe, And when this we rightly know Through the world we safely go. William Blake
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He who shall teach the child to doubt The rotting grave shall ne'er get out. William Blake
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God appears and god is light To those poor souls who dwell in night But does a human form display To those who dwell in realms of day William Blake
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The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing which stands in their way. William Blake
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One Law for the Lion & Ox is Oppression. 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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For the Eye altering alters all; The Senses roll themselves in fear And the flat Earth becomes a Ball. William Blake
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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
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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
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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
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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
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He who shall hurt the little wren Shall never be beloved by men. William Blake
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He who would do good to another must do it in minute particulars. William Blake
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Life delights in life. William Blake
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Every Harlot was a Virgin once William Blake
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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
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The hours of folly are measured by the clock, but of wisdom no clock can measure. William Blake
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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
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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
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Where others see but the dawn coming over the hill, I see the soul of God shouting for joy. William Blake
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The stars are threshed, and the souls are threshed from their husks. William Blake
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Since all the riches of this world May be gifts from the Devil and earthly kings, I should suspect that I worshipp'd the Devil If I thank'd my God for worldly things. 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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He who replies to words of doubt doth put the light of knowledge out. William Blake
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How can a bird that is born for joy Sit in a cage and sing? William Blake
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Reason, or the ratio of all we have already known, is not the same that it shall be when we know more. William Blake
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There is no mistake so great as the mistake of not going on. William Blake
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As the caterpillar chooses the fairest leaves to lay her eggs on, so the priest lays his curse on the fairest joys. William Blake
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Gratitude is heaven itself. William Blake
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The best wine is the oldest, the best water the newest. William Blake
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Mysteries are not to be solved. They eye goes blind when it only wants to see why. William Blake
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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
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As I was walking among the fires of Hell, delighted with the enjoyments of Genius; which to Angels look like torment and insanity, I collected some of their Proverbs. William Blake
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The vision of Christ that thou dost see Is my vision's greatest enemy. William Blake
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I'm sure this Jesus will not do Either for Englishman or Jew. William Blake
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Time is the Mercy of Eternity William Blake
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Come live, and be merry, and join with me, To sing the sweet chorus of 'Ha ha he! William Blake
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Energy is an eternal delight. William Blake
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What has reasoning to do with painting? William Blake
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The reason Milton wrote in fetters when he wrote of Angels and God, and at liberty when of Devils and Hell, is because he was a true poet and of the Devil's party without knowing it. William Blake
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You smile with pomp and rigor, you talk of benevolence and virtue; I act with benevolence and virtue and get murdered time after time. William Blake
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