William Blake Quotes & Wallpapers

William Blake
Total Quotes: 650


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

And throughout all eternity I forgive you, you forgive me. William Blake

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

The iron hand crush'd the Tyrant's head And became a Tyrant in his stead. William Blake

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

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

Man was made for joy and woe Then when this we rightly know Through the world we safely go. Joy and woe are woven fine A clothing for the soul to bind. William Blake

Where lambs have nibbled, silent moves the feet of angels bright; unseen they pour blessing, and joy without ceasing, on each bud and blossom, and each sleeping bosom. William Blake

My mother bore me in the southern wild, And I am black, but O! my soul is white; White as an angel is the English child, But I am black as if bereaved of light. William Blake

The Stolen and Perverted Writings of Homer & Ovid, of Plato & Cicero, which all men ought to contemn, are set up by artifice against the Sublime of the Bible William Blake

My mother groaned, my father wept, into the dangerous world I leapt. William Blake

For I dance And drink and sing, Till some blind hand Shall brush my wing. If thought is life And strength and breath And the want Of thought is death Then am I A happy fly If I live Or if I die William Blake

No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings. William Blake

Exuberance is beauty. William Blake

Do what you will, this world's a fiction and is made up of contradiction. William Blake

Every Night and every Morn Some to Misery are born. Every Morn and every Night Some are born to Sweet Delight, Some are born to Endless Night. William Blake

If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thru chinks of his cavern. 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

I have mental joys and mental health, Mental friends and mental wealth, I've a wife that I love and that loves me; I've all but riches bodily. William Blake

Colouring does not depend on where the colours are put, but on where the lights and darks are put, and all depends on form and outline, on where that is put. William Blake

When I tell the truth, it is not for the sake of convincing those who do not know it, but for the sake of defending those that do. William Blake

Excessive sorrow laughs. Excessive joy weeps. William Blake

Prisons are built with stones of Law. Brothels with the bricks of religion. William Blake

That the Jews assumed a right exclusively to the benefits of God will be a lasting witness against them and the same will it be against Christians. William Blake

He who desires, but acts not, breeds pestilence. William Blake

You cannot have Liberty in this world without what you call Moral Virtue, and you cannot have Moral Virtue without the slavery of that half of the human race who hate what you call Moral Virtue. William Blake

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

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

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

Naught can deform the human race Like to the armor's iron brace. William Blake

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

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

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

Why a tender curb upon the youthful burning boy? Why a little curtain of flesh on the bed of our desire? William Blake

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

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

The fox condemns the trap, not himself. William Blake

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

No bird soars too high, if he soars with his own wings. William Blake

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

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

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

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

The person who does not believe in miracles surely makes it certain that he or she will never take part in one. William Blake

Without Unceasing Practice nothing can be done. Practice is Art. If you leave off you are lost. William Blake

The naked women's body is a portion of eternity too great for the eye of man. William Blake

Since all the riches of this world May be gifts from the devil and earthly kings, I should suspect that I worshipped the devil If I thanked my God for worldly things. William Blake

The lamb misused breeds public strife And yet forgives the butcher's knife. William Blake

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

The cistern contains: The fountain overflows. William Blake

Mans desires are limited by his perceptions; none can desire what he has not perceived. William Blake

A musician, an artist, an architect: the man or woman who is not one of these is not a Christian. William Blake

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

Christianity is art and not money. Money is its curse. 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

Everything is beautiful in its own way. Exuberance is beauty. William Blake

Forgive what you do not approve & love me for this energetic exertion of my talent William Blake

The fox provides for himself, but God provides for the lion. William Blake

Wisdom is sold in a desolate marketplace where none can come to buy. William Blake

Every man who is not an artist is a traitor to his own nature. William Blake

Cruelty has a Human Heart, And jealousy a Human Face; Terror the Human Form Divine, And secrecy the Human Dress. The Human Dress is forged Iron, The Human Form a Fiery Forge, The Human Face a Furnace seal d, The Human Heart its hungry gorge. William Blake

Innocence dwells with Wisdom, but never with Ignorance. 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

Love to faults is always blind, Always is to joy inclin'd, Lawless, wing'd, and unconfin'd, And breaks all chains from every mind. William Blake

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

They suppose that Woman's Love is Sin; in consequence all the Loves & Graces with them are Sin. William Blake

My mother bore me in the southern wild, And I am black, but O! my soul is white; White as an angel is the English child, But I am black as if bereaved of light. William Blake

And we are put on earth a little space, That we may learn to bear the beams of love, And these black bodies and this sunburnt face Is but a cloud, and like a shady grove. William Blake

Love to faults is always blind, Always is to joys inclined, Lawless, winged, and unconfined, And breaks all chains from every mind. William Blake

You'll quite remove the ancient curse. 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



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