William Blake Quotes & Wallpapers

William Blake
Total Quotes: 650


Mercy, Pity, Peace Is the world's release. William Blake

Does a firm persuasion that a thing is so, make it so? William Blake

Some will say, Is not God alone the Prolific? I answer, God only Acts & Is, in existing beings or Men. William Blake

Rome & Greece swept Art into their maw & destroy'd it; a Warlike State never can produce Art. It will Rob & Plunder & accumulate into one place, & Translate & Copy & Buy & Sell & Criticize, but not Make. William Blake

He who has few things to desire cannot have many to fear. William Blake

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

I will not cease from mental fight, Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand, Till we have built Jerusalem, In England's green and pleasant land. William Blake

To create a little flower is the labor of ages. William Blake

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

Forgiveness of enemies can only come upon their repentance. William Blake

When the voices of children are heard on the green And laughing is heard on the hill, My heart is at rest within my breast And everything else is still. William Blake

The tygers of wrath are wiser than the horses of instruction. William Blake

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. William Blake

Every tear from every eye Becomes a babe in eternity. William Blake

I must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's; I will not Reason and Compare: my business is to Create. William Blake

What is a Wife & what is a Harlot? What is a Church & What Is a Theatre? are they Two & not One? can they Exist Separate? Are not Religion & Politics the Same Thing? Brotherhood is Religion O Demonstrations of Reason Dividing Families in Cruelty & Pride! William Blake

He who kisses joy as it flies by will live in eternity's sunrise. William Blake

He who shall teach the child to doubtThe rotting grave shall ne'er get out. 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

And is he honest who resists his genius or conscience only for the sake of present ease or gratification William Blake

I myself do nothing. The Holy Spirit accomplishes all through me. William Blake

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

Opposition is true friendship. William Blake

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

The crow wished everything was black, the Owl, that everything was white. William Blake

Joy and woe are woven fine. William Blake

Desperate remorse swallows the present in a quenchless rage. William Blake

Where any view of money exists, art cannot be carried on. William Blake

He whose face gives no light, shall never become a star. William Blake

The man who never alters his opinions is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind. William Blake

When the doors of perception are cleansed, men will see things as they truly are, infinite. William Blake

The Vision of Christ that thou dost see, Is my vision's greatest enemy. Thine is the Friend of all Mankind, Mine speaks in Parables to the blind. Thine loves the same world that mine hates, Thy heaven-doors are my hell gates. William Blake

Why cannot the ear be closed to its own destruction? Or the glistening eye to the poison of a smile? William Blake

God keep me from the divinity of Yes and Nothe Yea Nay Creeping Jesus, from supposing Up and Down to be the same thing as allexperimentalists must suppose. William Blake

Make your own rules or be a slave to another man's. William Blake

Better murder an infant in its cradle than nurse an unacted desire. 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 only William Blake

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

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

The Woman that does not love your Frowns Will never embrace your smiles. William Blake

Heaven is in a grain of sand. William Blake

As the caterpillar chooses the fairest leaves to lay her eggs on, the priest lays his curse on the fairest joys. William Blake

Knowledge is Life with wings William Blake

Some are born to sweet delight, Some are born to endless night. William Blake

[L]et light Rise from the chambers of the east, and bring The honey'd dew that cometh on waking day. O radiant morning... William Blake

Thou fair-hair'd angel of the evening, Now, whilst the sun rests on the mountains, light Thy bright torch of love; thy radiant crown Put on, and smile upon our evening bed! William Blake

Love is weak when there is more doubt than there is trust, but love is most strong when you learn to trust even with all the doubts. If a thing loves, it is infinite. William Blake

Drive your cart and plow over the bones of the dead. William Blake

First thought is best in Art, second in other matters. William Blake

On no other ground Can I sow my seed Without tearing up Some stinking weed. William Blake

Love seeketh only self to please, To bind another to its delight, Joys in another's loss of ease, And builds a Hell in Heaven's despite. William Blake

One law for lion and ox is oppression. William Blake

Down the winding cavern we groped our tedious way, till a void boundless as the nether sky appeared beneath us, and we held by the roots of trees and hung over this immensity; but I said: if you please we will commit ourselves to this void and see whether providence is here also. William Blake

He who sees the Infinite in all things sees God. William Blake

Can I see another's woe, And not be in sorrow too? Can I see another's grief, And not seek for kind relief? Can I see a falling tear, And not feel my sorrow's share? Can a father see his child Weep, nor be with sorrow filled? Can a mother sit and hear An infant groan, an infant fear? No, no! never can it be! Never, never can it be! William Blake

[L]et light Rise from the chambers of the east, and bring The honey"d dew that cometh on waking day. O radiant morning... William Blake

God is the poetic genius in each of us. William Blake

I must create a system or be enslaved by another man's. I will not reason and compare; my Business is to create. William Blake

Those who control their passions do so because their passions are weak enough to be controlled. William Blake

And did those feet in ancient time Walk upon England's mountains green? And was the Holy Lamb of God On England's pleasant pastures seen? And did the Countenance Divine Shine forth upon our clouded hills? And was Jerusalem builded here Among these dark Satanic mills? William Blake

The Foundation of Empire is Art & Science Remove them or Degrade them & the Empire is No More - Empire follows Art & Not Vice Versa as Englishmen suppose. William Blake

...some say that Happiness is not Good for Mortals & they ought to be answerd 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

Damn sneerers! William Blake

Piping down the valleys wild, Piping songs of pleasant glee, On a cloud I saw a child, And he laughing said to me: Pipe a song about a Lamb. So I piped with merry cheer; Piper, pipe that song again. So I piped; he wept to hear. William Blake

Sleep, sleep, beauty bright, Dreaming o'er the joys of night. Sleep, sleep: in thy sleep Little sorrows sit and weep. William Blake

Hear the voice of the Bard, Who present, past, and future, sees; Whose ears have heard The Holy Word That walked among the ancient trees. William Blake

O rose, thou art sick! The invisible worm, That flies in the night, In the howling storm, Has found out thy bed Of crimson joy, And his dark secret love Does thy life destroy. William Blake

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

When the stars threw down their spears, And water'd heaven with their tears, Did he smile his work to see? Did he who made the Lamb make thee? William Blake



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