William Blake Quotes & Wallpapers

William Blake
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The best wine is the oldest, the best water the newest. William Blake

Mysteries are not to be solved. They eye goes blind when it only wants to see why. William Blake

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

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

The Bat that flits at close of Eve Has left the Brain that won't believe. The Owl that calls upon the Night Speaks the Unbeliever's fright. William Blake

A DIVINE IMAGE Cruelty has a human heart, And Jealousy a human face; Terror the human form divine, And Secresy the human dress. The human dress is forged iron, The human form a fiery forge, The human face a furnace sealed, The human heart its hungry gorge. William Blake

Innocence dwells with Wisdom, but never with ignorance... William Blake

Gratitude is heaven itself; there could be no heaven without gratitude. William Blake

What has reason to do with the art of painting? William Blake

The world of imagination is the world of eternity. It is the divine bosom into which we shall all go after death of the vegetative body. William Blake

Kill not the moth nor butterfly, For the Last Judgement draweth nigh. William Blake

Demonstration, similitude & harmony are objects of reasoning. Invention, identity & melody are objects of intuition. William Blake

If you cannot imagine with the mind's eye much more than you can see with the mortal eye, you have a very poor imagination indeed. William Blake

God and His Priest and King,...make up a heaven of our misery. William Blake

All deities reside in the human breast. William Blake

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

He who makes his law a curse, By his own law shall surely die. William Blake

When nations grow old, the Arts grow cold, And Commerce settles on every tree. William Blake

You cannot have Liberty in this world without what you call Moral Virtue & you cannot have Moral Virtue without the Slavery of that half of the Human Race who hate what you call Moral Virtue William Blake

He loves to sit and hear me sing, Then, laughing, sports and plays with me; Then stretches out my golden wing, And mocks my loss of liberty. William Blake

When my mother died I was very young, And my father sold me while yet my tongue Could scarcely cry 'weep! 'weep! 'weep!'weep! So your chimneys I sweep, and in soot I sleep. William Blake

The modest Rose puts forth a thorn, The humble sheep a threat'ning horn: While the Lily white shall in love delight, Nor a thorn nor a threat stain her beauty bright. William Blake

Children of the future Age Reading this indignant page, Know that in a former time Love! sweet Love! was thought a crime. William Blake

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

The strongest poison ever known Came from Caesar's laurel crown. William Blake

The vision of Christ that thou dost see Is my vision's greatest enemy. William Blake

Angels are happier than men and devils, because they are not always prying after good and evil in one another, and eating the tree of knowledge for Satan's gratification. William Blake

The eagle never lost so much time as when he submitted to learn of the crow William Blake

If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. William Blake

This life's dim windows of the soul Distorts the heavens from pole to pole And leads you to believe a lie When you see with, not through, the eye. William Blake

A dead body revenges not injuries. William Blake

Time is the Mercy of Eternity William Blake

Come live, and be merry, and join with me, To sing the sweet chorus of 'Ha ha he! William Blake

Energy is an eternal delight. William Blake

What has reasoning to do with painting? William Blake

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

Travelers repose and dream among my leaves. William Blake

He who would do good to another must do it in Minute Particulars: general Good is the plea of the scoundrel, hypocrite, and flatterer, for Art and Science cannot exist but in minutely organized Particulars. William Blake

Both read the Bible day and night, but thou read black where I read white. William Blake

Prudence is a rich, ugly, old maid courted by incapacity. William Blake

I must create a system or be enslaved by another mans; I will not reason and compare: my business is to create. William Blake

The fool who persists in his folly will become wise. William Blake

The soul of sweet delight, can never be defiled. William Blake

To the eyes of a miser a guinea is more beautiful than the sun, and a bag worn with the use of money has more beautiful proportions than a vine filled with grapes. William Blake

Truth can never be told so as to be understood and not be believed. William Blake

Every thing possible to be believ'd is an image of truth. William Blake

O thou with dewy locks, who lookest down Thro' the clear windows of the morning, turn Thine angel eyes upon our western isle, Which in full choir hails thy approach, O Spring! The hills tell each other, and the listening Valleys hear; all our longing eyes are turned Up to thy bright pavilions: issue forth, And let thy holy feet visit our clime. Come o'er the eastern hills, and let our winds Kiss thy perfumed garments; let us taste Thy morn and evening breath; scatter thy pearls Upon our love-sick land that mourns for thee. William Blake

To Mercy, Pity, Peace and Love All pray in their distress, And to these virtues of delight Return their thankfulness. William Blake

Every wolf's and lion's howl Raises from Hell a human soul. William Blake

Oh! why was I born with a different face? why was I not born like the rest of my race? when I look,each one starts! when I speak, I offend; then Im silent & passive & lose every friend. Then my verse I dishonour, my pictures despise, my person degrade & my temper chastise; and the pen is my terror, the pencil my shame; all my talents I bury, and dead is my fame. Im either too low or too highly prized; when elate I m envy'd, when meek Im despis'd William Blake

Without contraries there is no progression. William Blake

Embraces are comminglings from the head even to the feet, And not a pompous high priest entering by a secret place. William Blake

The pride of the peacock is the glory of God. William Blake

The hand of Vengeance found the Bed To which the Purple Tyrant fled The iron hand crush'd the tyrant's head And became Tyrant in his stead. William Blake

God forbid that Truth should be confined to Mathematical Demonstration! William Blake

To Chloe's breast young Cupid slily stole, But he crept in at Myra's pocket-hole. William Blake

'Come hither, my boy, tell me what thou seest there?' 'A fool tangled in a religious snare.' William Blake

When nations grow old the Arts grow cold And commerce settles on every tree William Blake

In the universe, there are things that are known, and things that are unknown, and in between, there are doors. William Blake

For everything exists and not one sigh nor smile nor tear, one hair nor particle of dust, not one can pass away. William Blake

To me this world is all one continued vision of fancy or imagination, and I feel flattered when I am told so. What is it sets Homer, Virgil and Milton in so high a rank of art? Why is the Bible more entertaining and instructive than any other book? Is it not because they are addressed to the imagination, which is spiritual sensation, and but immediately to the understanding or reason? William Blake

More! More! is the cry of a mistaken soul. William Blake

Abstinence sows sand all over The ruddy limbs and flaming hair, But desire gratified Plants fruits of life and beauty there. William Blake

Nature in darkness groans and men are bound to sullen contemplation in the night: restless they turn on beds of sorrow; in their inmost brain feeling the crushing wheels, they rise, they write the bitter words of stern philosophy and knead the bread of knowledge with tears and groans. William Blake

To some people a tree is something so incredibly beautiful that it brings tears to the eyes. To others it is just a green thing that stands in the way. William Blake

Celebrate your existence! William Blake

He who wants, but doesn't act, is a pest. William Blake

Listen to the fool's reproach! It is a kingly title! William Blake

We are not meant to resolve all contradictions but to live with them and rise above them. William Blake

The nakedness of woman is the work of God. William Blake



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