William Blake Quotes & Wallpapers

William Blake
Total Quotes: 650


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

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

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

Jesus & his apostles & disciples were all artists William Blake

If you have formed a circle to go into,Go into it yourself and see how you would do. William Blake

Everything to be imagined is an image of truth. William Blake

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

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

In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy. William Blake

A good local pub has much in common with a church, except that a pub is warmer, and there's more conversation. William Blake

For Mercy has a human heart Pity, a human face: And Love, the human form divine, And Peace, the human dress. William Blake

I was in a Printing-house in Hell, and saw the method in which knowledge is transmitted from generation to generation. William Blake

Tools were made and born were hands, Every farmer understands. William Blake

All wholesome food is caught without a net or trap. William Blake

Works of Art can only be produc'd in Perfection where the Man is either in Affluence or is Above the Care of it. William Blake

The man who never in his mind and thoughts travel'd to heaven is no artist. William Blake

To generalize is to be an idiot. William Blake

Active Evil is better than Passive Good. William Blake

The weak in courage is strong in cunning. William Blake

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

He who has suffered you to impose on him knows you. William Blake

Little Lamb, who made thee? Dost thou know who made thee? William Blake

Poetry fettered fetters the human race. William Blake

Shame is pride's cloak. William Blake

If Christianity was morality, Socrates would be the Saviour. William Blake

The Angel that presided o'er my birth Said, 'Little creature, formed of joy and mirth, Go love without the help of any thing on earth'... William Blake

I must create a system, or be enslav'd by another man's. William Blake

Can I see a falling tear, And not feel my sorrow's share? William Blake

A robin redbreast in a cage Puts all heaven in a rage. William Blake

Hold infinity in the palm of your hand. 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? 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

The human mind cannot go beyond the gift of God, the Holy Ghost. To suppose that art can go beyond the finest specimens of art that are now in the world is not knowing what art is; it is being blind to the gifts of the spirit. William Blake

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

Thou art a man God is no more Thy own humanity Learn to adore William Blake

The busy bee has no time for sorrow. William Blake

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

Man has closed himself up, till he sees all things through the narrow chinks of his cavern. William Blake

The pure soul shall mount on native wings,... and cut a path into the heaven of glory. William Blake

I rose up at the dawn of day, - Get thee away! get thee away! Pray'st thou for riches? Away, away! This is the throne of Mammon grey. William Blake

If you trap the moment before it's ripe, The tears of repentence you'll certainly wipe; But if once you let the ripe moment go You can never wipe off the tears of woe. William Blake

The voice of honest indignation is the voice of God. William Blake

The generations of men run on in the tide of time, but leave their destined lineaments permanent for ever and ever. William Blake

The Errors of a Wise Man make your Rule Rather than the Perfections of a Fool. William Blake

As a man is, so he sees. William Blake

General good is the plea of the scoundrel, hypocite, flatterer. William Blake

Gratitude, in itself, is heaven. William Blake

I cry, Love! Love! Love! happy happy Love! free as the mountain wind! William Blake

The world of imagination is the world of eternity. It is the divine bosom into which we shall all go after the death of the vegetated [i.e. mortal] body. This world of imagination is infinite and eternal, whereas the world of generation is finite and temporal. There exist in that eternal world the eternal realities of everything which we see reflected in this vegetable glass of nature. William Blake

When the stars threw down their spears, and watered heaven with their tears, did he smile his work to see? Did he who made the Lamb make thee? William Blake

The Britons (say historians) were naked, civilized men, learned, studious, abstruse in thought and contemplation; naked, simple, plain in their acts and manners; wiser than after ages. William Blake

Nothing is real beyond imaginative patterns men make of reality. William Blake

May God us keep From Single vision and Newton's sleep! William Blake

Thinking as I do that the Creator of this World is a very Cruel Being and being a Worshipper of Christ, I cannot help saying: the Son, O how unlike the Father! First God Almighty comes with a Thump on the Head. Then Jesus Christ comes with a balm to heal it. William Blake

Like a fiend in a cloud, With howling woe, After night I do crowd, And with night will go; I turn my back to the east, From whence comforts have increased; For light doth seize my brain With frantic pain. William Blake

How have you left the ancient love That bards of old enjoyed in you! The languid strings do scarcely move! The sound is forced, the notes are few! William Blake

Little Lamb, who made thee? Dost thou know who made thee? Gave thee life and bid thee feed By the stream and o'er the mead; Gave thee clothing of delight, Softest clothing, woolly bright. William Blake

The moon like a flower In heaven's high bower, With silent delight, Sits and smiles on the night. William Blake

Rintrah roars and shakes his fires in the burdened air; Hungry clouds swag on the deep. 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

The eagle never lost so much time as when he submitted to learn of the crow. William Blake

Improvement makes straight roads; but the crooked roads without improvement are roads of genius. William Blake

What is it men in women do require? The lineaments of gratified desire. What is it women in men require? The lineaments of gratified desire. William Blake

Turn away no more; Why wilt thou turn away? The starry floor, The watery shore,> Is given thee till the break of day. William Blake

If you have formed a circle to go into, Go into it yourself and see how you would do. William Blake

This life's dim windows of the soul Distorts the heavens from pole to pole And leads you to believe a lie When you see with, not through, the eye. William Blake

I die, I die! the Mother said, My children die for lack of Bread. William Blake

My Brother starv'd between two Walls, His Children's Cry my Soul appalls; William Blake

For Mercy has a human heart, Pity, a human face: And Love, the human form divine, And Peace, the human dress. Then every man of every clime, That prays in his distress, Prays to the human form divine, Love, Mercy, Pity and Peace. William Blake

He who desires but does not act, breeds pestilence. William Blake



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