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William Blake
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When nations grow old, the Arts grow cold, And Commerce settles on every tree. William Blake
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Children of the future Age Reading this indignant page, Know that in a former time Love! sweet Love! was thought a crime. William Blake
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He who shall hurt the little wren Shall never bebeloved by men. William Blake
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The strongest poison ever known Came from Caesar's laurel crown. 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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Gratitude is heaven itself; there could be no heaven without gratitude. William Blake
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What has reason to do with the art of painting? William Blake
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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
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Kill not the moth nor butterfly, For the Last Judgement draweth nigh. William Blake
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Demonstration, similitude & harmony are objects of reasoning. Invention, identity & melody are objects of intuition. 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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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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Mock on, mock on, Voltaire, Rousseau! Mock on, mock on: 'Tis all in vain! You throw the sand against the wind, And the wind blows it back again. And every sand becomes a gem Reflected in the beams divine; Blown back they blind the mocking eye, But still in Israel's paths they shine. The atoms of Democritus And Newton's particles of light Are sands upon the Red Sea shore, Where Israel's tents do shine so bright. William Blake
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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
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He who replies to words of doubt doth put the light of knowledge out. 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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If you would help another man, you must do so in minute particulars. William Blake
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All deities reside in the human breast. 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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But to go to school in a summer morn, Oh, it drives all joy away! Under a cruel eye outworn, The little ones spend the day - In sighing and dismay. William Blake
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Tiger, tiger, burning bright In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye, Could frame thy fearful symmetry? William Blake
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Ah, Sunflower, weary of time, Who countest the steps of the sun; Seeking after that sweet golden clime, Where the traveller's journal done; Where the youth pined away with desire, And the pale virgin shrouded in snow, Arise from their graves, and aspire Where my Sunflower wishes to go! William Blake
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Travelers repose and dream among my leaves. William Blake
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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
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Both read the Bible day and night, but thou read black where I read white. William Blake
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Prudence is a rich, ugly, old maid courted by incapacity. William Blake
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I must create a system or be enslaved by another mans; I will not reason and compare: my business is to create. William Blake
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The fool who persists in his folly will become wise. William Blake
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The soul of sweet delight, can never be defiled. William Blake
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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
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He who makes his law a curse, By his own law shall surely die. William Blake
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God and His Priest and King,...make up a heaven of our misery. William Blake
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Every thing possible to be believ'd is an image of truth. William Blake
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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
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To Mercy, Pity, Peace and Love All pray in their distress, And to these virtues of delight Return their thankfulness. William Blake
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He who kisses joy as it flies by will live in eternity's sunrise. William Blake
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He who shall teach the child to doubtThe rotting grave shall ne'er get out. William Blake
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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
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And is he honest who resists his genius or conscience only for the sake of present ease or gratification William Blake
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I myself do nothing. The Holy Spirit accomplishes all through me. William Blake
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The nakedness of woman is the work of God. William Blake
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Mercy, Pity, Peace Is the world's release. William Blake
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Does a firm persuasion that a thing is so, make it so? William Blake
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Some will say, Is not God alone the Prolific? I answer, God only Acts & Is, in existing beings or Men. William Blake
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Embraces are comminglings from the head even to the feet, And not a pompous high priest entering by a secret place. William Blake
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The pride of the peacock is the glory of God. William Blake
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Without contraries there is no progression. William Blake
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For everything exists and not one sigh nor smile nor tear, one hair nor particle of dust, not one can pass away. William Blake
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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
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Every wolf's and lion's howl Raises from Hell a human soul. William Blake
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We are not meant to resolve all contradictions but to live with them and rise above them. William Blake
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Listen to the fool's reproach! It is a kingly title! William Blake
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Joy and woe are woven fine. William Blake
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To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower Hold infinity in the palms of your hand and eternity in an hour. William Blake
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Opposition is true friendship. William Blake
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But to go to school in a summer morn, O! It drives all joy away; Under a cruel eye outworn, The little ones spend the day In sighing and dismay. William Blake
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The crow wished everything was black, the Owl, that everything was white. William Blake
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