William Blake Quotes & Wallpapers

William Blake
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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
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They suppose that Woman's Love is Sin; in consequence all the Loves & Graces with them are Sin. William Blake
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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
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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
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Love to faults is always blind, Always is to joys inclined, Lawless, winged, and unconfined, And breaks all chains from every mind. William Blake
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You'll quite remove the ancient curse. William Blake
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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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Cruelty has a human heart, And Jealousy a human face; Terror the human form divine, And Secrecy the human dress. William Blake
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There is a smile of love, And there is a smile of deceit, And there is a smile of smiles In which these two smiles meet. William Blake
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Innocence dwells with Wisdom, but never with Ignorance. 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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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
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Everything is beautiful in its own way. Exuberance is beauty. William Blake
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Forgive what you do not approve & love me for this energetic exertion of my talent William Blake
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The fox provides for himself, but God provides for the lion. William Blake
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Wisdom is sold in a desolate marketplace where none can come to buy. William Blake
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Without Unceasing Practice nothing can be done. Practice is Art. If you leave off you are lost. William Blake
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Every man who is not an artist is a traitor to his own nature. William Blake
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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
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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 worshipped the devil If I thanked my God for worldly things. William Blake
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Some say that happiness is not good for mortals, and they ought to be answered that sorrow is not fit for immortals and is utterly useless to any one; a blight never does good to a tree, and 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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Mercy is the golden chain by which society is bound together. William Blake
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O thou who passest through our valleys in Thy strength, curb thy fierce steeds, allay the heat That flames from their large nostrils! Thou, O Summer, Oft pitchest here thy golden tent, and oft Beneath our oaks hast slept, while we beheld With joy thy ruddy limbs and flourishing hair. William Blake
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What seems to be, is, to those to whom it seems to be, and is productive of the most dreadful consequences to those to whom it seems to be, even of torments, despair, eternal death. William Blake
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I thought Love lived in the hot sunshine, But O, he lives in the moony light! I thought to find Love in the heat of day, But sweet Love is the comforter of night. William Blake
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When the sun rises, do you not see a round disc of fire somewhat like a guinea? O no, no, I see an innumerable company of the heavenly host crying Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God Almighty. William Blake
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He who loves his enemies betrays his friends; this surely is not what Jesus meant. William Blake
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The ruins of time build mansions in eternity. William Blake
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I rest not from my great task! | To open the Eternal Worlds, | to open the immortal Eyes of Man | Inwards into the Worlds of Thought; | Into eternity, ever expanding | In the Bosom of God, | The Human Imagination William Blake
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How can the bird that is born for joy Sit in a cage and sing? How can a child, when fears annoy, But droop his tender wing, And forget his youthful spring? William Blake
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I went to the Garden of Love, And saw what I never had seen: A Chapel was built in the midst, Where I used to play on the green. And the gates of this Chapel were shut, And 'Thou shalt not' writ over the door; So I turn'd to the Garden of Love, That so many sweet flowers bore. And I saw it was filled with graves, And tomb-stones where flowers should be: And Priests in black gowns, were walking their rounds, And binding with briars, my joys & desires. William Blake
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Pity would be no more, If we did not make somebody poor. Mercy no more could be, If all were happy as we. William Blake
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The Sick Rose 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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One Power alone makes a Poet: Imagination. The Divine Vision. William Blake
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The ancient Poets animated all sensible objects with Gods or Geniuses, calling them by the names and adorning them with the properties of woods, rivers, mountains, lakes, cities, nations, and whatever their enlarged & numerous senses could perceive. William Blake
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The spirits of the air live on the smells Of fruit; and joy, with pinions light, roves round The gardens, or sits singing in the trees... William Blake
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If others had not been foolish, we should be so. William Blake
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Where cheating is, there's mischief there. William Blake
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The cut worm forgives the plow. William Blake
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He who pretends to be either painter or engraver without being a master of drawing is an imposter. William Blake
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A good local pub has much in common with a church, except that a pub is warmer, and there's more conversation. William Blake
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For Mercy has a human heart Pity, a human face: And Love, the human form divine, And Peace, the human dress. William Blake
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The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity... and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself. William Blake
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Want of money and the distress of a thief can never be alleged as the cause of his thieving, for many honest people endure greater hardships with fortitude. We must therefore seek the cause elsewhere than in want of money, for that is the miser's passion, not the thief s. William Blake
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In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy. William Blake
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O white-robed Angel, guide my timorous hand to write as on a lofty rock with iron pen the words of truth, that all who pass may read. William Blake
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The fields from Islington to Marybone, To Primrose Hill and Saint John's Wood, Were builded over with pillars of gold; And there Jerusalem's pillars stood. William Blake
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Acts themselves alone are history, and these are neither the exclusive property of Hume, Gibbon nor Voltaire, Echard, Rapin, Plutarch, nor Herodotus. Tell me the Acts, O historian, and leave me to reason upon them as I please; away with your reasoning and your rubbish. All that is not action is not worth reading. William Blake
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When the voices of children are heard on the greenAnd laughing is heard on the hill,My heart is at rest within my breastAnd everything else is still. William Blake
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Jesus & his apostles & disciples were all artists William Blake
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If you have formed a circle to go into,Go into it yourself and see how you would do. William Blake
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Everything to be imagined is an image of truth. William Blake
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The man who never in his mind and thoughts travel'd to heaven is no artist. William Blake
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To generalize is to be an idiot. William Blake
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Active Evil is better than Passive Good. William Blake
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The weak in courage is strong in cunning. William Blake
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The gulfing whale was like a dot in the spell. Yet look upon it, and 'twould size and swell To its huge self, and the minutest fish Would pass the very hardest gazer's wish, And show his little eye's anatomy. William Blake
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He who has suffered you to impose on him knows you. William Blake
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Little Lamb, who made thee? Dost thou know who made thee? William Blake
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Bring me my bow of burning gold: Bring me my arrows of desire: Bring me my spear: O clouds, unfold! Bring me my chariot of fire. William Blake
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We are led to believe a lie When we see not through the eye. William Blake
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Nothing can be more contemptible than to suppose Public Records to be true. William Blake
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The Whole Business of Man is The Arts, & All Things Common. William Blake
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Pay attention to minute particulars. Take care of the little ones. Generalization and abstraction are the plea of the hypocrite, scoundrel, and knave. William Blake
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I was angry with my friend: I told my wrath, my wrath did end. I was angry with my foe: I told it not, my wrath did grow. William Blake
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Fiery the Angels rose, and as they rose deep thunder roll'd Around their shores: indignant burning with the fires of Orc. William Blake
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The Goddess Fortune is the devils servant ready to Kiss any ones Arse. William Blake
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For Mercy has a human heart, Pity, a human face, And Love, the human form divine, And Peace, the human dress. William Blake
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Truth can never be told so as to be understood, and not be believed. 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. William Blake
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