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William Blake
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Better murder an infant in its cradle than nurse an unacted desire. 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 only William Blake
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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
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...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
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Damn sneerers! William Blake
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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
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Sleep, sleep, beauty bright, Dreaming o'er the joys of night. Sleep, sleep: in thy sleep Little sorrows sit and weep. William Blake
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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
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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
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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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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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But Want of Money & the Distress of A Thief can never be alleged as the Cause of his Thieving, for many honest people endure greater hard ships with Fortitude. We must therefore seek the Cause else where than in want of Money for that is the Misers passion, not the Thiefs. William Blake
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And throughout all eternity I forgive you, you forgive me. William Blake
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To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour. William Blake
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The iron hand crush'd the Tyrant's head And became a Tyrant in his stead. William Blake
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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
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Those who control their passions do so because their passions are weak enough to be controlled. William Blake
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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
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He who binds to himself a joy doth the winged life destroy. But he who kisses the joy as it flies lives in Eternity's sunrise. William Blake
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I see every thing I paint in this world, but everybody does not see alike. 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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As the caterpillar chooses the fairest leaves to lay her eggs on, the priest lays his curse on the fairest joys. William Blake
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The Woman that does not love your Frowns Will never embrace your smiles. William Blake
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Heaven is in a grain of sand. William Blake
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[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
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God is the poetic genius in each of us. William Blake
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She who dwells with me whom I have loved with such communion, that no place on earth can ever be solitude to me. 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 may'st 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 fruit and flowers. William Blake
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Naught can deform the human race Like to the armor's iron brace. William Blake
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Mercy is the golden chain by which society is bound together. William Blake
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To cast aside from Poetry, all that is not Inspiration William Blake
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The lamb misused breeds public strife And yet forgives the butcher's knife. William Blake
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It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend. William Blake
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The foundation of empire is art and science. Remove them or degrade them, and the empire is no more. Empire follows art and not vice versa as Englishmen suppose. William Blake
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The difference between a bad artist and a good one is: the bad artist seems to copy a great deal; the good one really does. 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 only. William Blake
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A truth that's told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent. William Blake
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Imagination is the real and eternal world of which this vegetable universe is but a faint shadow. William Blake
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Always be ready to speak your mind, and a base man will avoid you. William Blake
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Eternity is in love with the productions of time. William Blake
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For everything that lives is holy, life delights in life. 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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Every harlot was a virgin once. William Blake
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Love seeketh not itself to please, nor for itself hath any care, but for another gives its ease, and builds a Heaven in Hell's despair. William Blake
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You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough. William Blake
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The inquiry in England is not whether a man has talents and genius, but whether he is passive and polite and a virtuous ass and obedient to noblemen's opinions in art and science. If he is, he is a good man. If not, he must be starved. William Blake
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The cistern contains: The fountain overflows. William Blake
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Mans desires are limited by his perceptions; none can desire what he has not perceived. William Blake
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Christianity is art and not money. Money is its curse. William Blake
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A musician, an artist, an architect: the man or woman who is not one of these is not a Christian. 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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The apple tree never asks the beech how he shall grow, nor the lion, the horse, how he shall take his prey. William Blake
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There can be no Good Will. Will is always Evil; it is persecution to others or selfishness. William Blake
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The pride of the peacock is the glory of God. The lust of the goat is the bounty of God. The wrath of the lion is the wisdom of God. The nakedness of woman is the work of God. William Blake
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The person who does not believe in miracles surely makes it certain that he or she will never take part in one. William Blake
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If you, who are organised by Divine Providence for spiritual communion, refuse, and bury your talent in the earth, even though you should want natural bread, sorrow and desperation pursue you through life, and after death shame and confusion of face to eternity. William Blake
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The fox condemns the trap, not himself. 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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The naked women's body is a portion of eternity too great for the eye of man. William Blake
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To Chloe's breast young Cupid slily stole, But he crept in at Myra's pocket-hole. William Blake
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The strongest poison ever known came from Caesar's laurel crown. William Blake
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Let every Christian, as much as in him lies, engage himself openly and publicly, before all the World, in some mental pursuit for the Building up of Jerusalem. William Blake
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And I made a rural pen, And I stained the water clear, And I wrote my happy songs Every Child may joy to hear. 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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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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Energy is the only life, and is from the body; and reason is the bound or outward circumference of energy. Energy is eternal delight. William Blake
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For where'er the sun does shine, And where'er the rain does fall, Babe can never hunger there, Nor poverty the mind appall. William Blake
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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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Why a tender curb upon the youthful burning boy? Why a little curtain of flesh on the bed of our desire? William Blake
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When Sir Joshua Reynolds died All Nature was degraded; The King dropped a tear in the Queen's ear, And all his pictures faded. William Blake
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Love seeketh not itself to please, Nor for itself hath any care, But for another gives its ease, And builds a heaven in hell's despair. William Blake
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