William Blake Quotes & Wallpapers

William Blake
Total Quotes: 650


Thy friendship oft has made my heart to ache; do be my enemy for friendship's sake. William Blake

Where there is money there is no art. William Blake

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

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

O why was I born with a different face? Why was I not born like the rest of my race? William Blake

The modest Rose puts forth a thorn,The humble sheep a threat'ning horn:While the Lily white shall in love delight,Nor a thorn nor a threat stain her beauty bright. William Blake

But when he has done this, let him not say that he knows better than his master, for he only holds a candle in sunshine. William Blake

The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself. William Blake

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

Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night. William Blake

Great things are done when men and mountains meet. William Blake

Art can never exist without naked beauty displayed. William Blake

He who binds to himself a joy Does the winged life destroy; But he who kisses the joy as it flies Lives in eternity's sun rise. William Blake

And we are put on this earth a little space that we might learn to bear the beams of love William Blake

Execution is the chariot of genius. William Blake

Ages are All Equal. / But Genius is Always Above The Age. William Blake

The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom. William Blake

Fun I love, but too much fun is of all things the most loathsome. Mirth is better than fun, and happiness is better than mirth. William Blake

Man has no Body distinct from his Soul; for that called Body is a portion of Soul discerned by the five Senses, the chief inlets of Soul in this age. William Blake

I have no name: I am but two days old. What shall I call thee? I happy am, Joy is my name. Sweet joy befall thee! William Blake

But if at church they would give some ale. And a pleasant fire our souls to regale. We'd sing and we'd pray all the live long day, Nor ever once from the church to stray. William Blake

Those who enter the gates of heaven are not beings who have no passions or who have curbed the passions, but those who have cultivated an understanding of them. William Blake

Then my verse I dishonor, my pictures despise, my person degrade and my temper chastise; and the pen is my terror, the pencil my shame; and my talents I bury, and dead is my fame. William Blake

Bring me an axe and spade, Bring me a winding-sheet; When I my grave have made Let winds and tempests beat: Then down I'll lie as cold as clay. True love doth pass away! William Blake

You throw the sand against the wind and the wind blows it back again. William Blake

Thy friendship oft has made my heart to ache: do be my enemy for friendship's sake. William Blake

Both read the Bible day and night, But thou read'st black where I read white. William Blake

Great things are done when men and mountains meet; This is not done by jostling in the street. William Blake

To Generalize is to be an Idiot. To Particularize is the Alone Distinction of Merit - General Knowledges are those Knowledges that Idiots possess. William Blake

To Mercy Pity Peace and Love All pray in their distress, And to these virtues of delight Return their thankfulness. For Mercy Pity Peace and Love Is God our father dear. And Mercy Pity Peace and Love Is Man his child and care. Then every man of every clime That prays in his distress Prays to the human form divine: Love Mercy Pity Peace. And all must love the human form In heathen, Turk, or Jew. Where Mercy, Love and Pity dwell There God is dwelling too. William Blake

Innate ideas are in every man, born with him; they are truly himself. The man who says that we have no innate ideas must be a fool and knave, having no conscience or innate science. William Blake

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

Jerusalem (1804) 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 those dark Satanic mills Bring me my bow of burning gold Bring me my arrows of desire Bring me my spears o'clouds unfold Bring me my chariot of fire I will not cease from mental fight Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand 'Til we have built Jerusalem In England's green and pleasant land William Blake

As we are, so we see. William Blake

Mutual forgiveness of each vice. Such are the Gates of Paradise. William Blake

Ah, sunflower, weary of time, Who countest the steps of the sun, Seeking after that sweet golden clime Where the traveller's journey is done; Where the youth pined away with desire And the pale virgin shrouded in snow Arise from their graves, and aspire Where my sunflower wishes to go. 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? William Blake

What is now proved was once only imagin'd. 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 cloth seize my brain With frantic pain. William Blake

The Fool shall not enter into Heaven let him be ever so Holy. William Blake

Each man is haunted until his humanity awakens. William Blake

To see a world in a grain of sand and a heaven in a wildflower. William Blake

Lo! now the direful monster, whose skin clings To his strong bones, strides o'er the groaning rocks: He withers all in silence, and his hand Unclothes the earth, and freezes up frail life. William Blake

He who makes his law a curse, by his own law shall surely die. William Blake

I heard an Angel singing; When the day was springing, Mercy, Pity, Peace; Is the world's release. William Blake

The Old and New Testaments are the Great Code of Art. William Blake

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

The grave is Heaven's golden gate, And rich and poor around it wait; O Shepherdess of England's fold, Behold this gate of pearl and gold! William Blake

Let men do their duty and the women will be such wonders; the female lives from the light of the male: see a male's female dependants, you know the man. William Blake

And I watered it in fears, Night and morning with my tears; And I sunned it with smiles, And with soft deceitful wiles. William Blake

Father, O father! what do we here In this land of unbelief and fear? William Blake

Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty ! William Blake

I love hanging and drawing and quartering Every bit as well as war and slaughtering. William Blake

I have conversed with the spiritual Sun. I saw him on Primrose Hill William Blake

The eye sees more than the heart knows. William Blake

Degrade first the Arts if you'd Mankind Degrade. Hire Idiots to Paint with cold light & hot shade: Give high Price for the worst, leave the best in disgrace, And with Labours of Ignorance fill every place. William Blake

I am under the direction of messengers from Heaven daily and nightly. William Blake

Every mortal loss is an immortal gain. William Blake

What the hammer? What the chain? In what furnace was thy brain? What the anvil? What dread grasp Dare its deadly terrors clasp? William Blake

Everything possible to be believed is an image of truth. 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

To Mercy, Pity, Peace, and Love All pray in their distress; And to these virtues of delight Return their thankfulness. William Blake

And there the lion's ruddy eyes Shall flow with tears of gold, And pitying the tender cries, And walking round the fold, Saying: Wrath by his meekness, And by his health, sickness, Is driven away From our immortal day. William Blake

Those who restrain desire, do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained; and the restrainer or reason usurps its place & governs the unwilling. William Blake

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

Abstinence sows sand all over The ruddy limbs and flaming hair, But desire gratified Plants fruits of life and beauty there. William Blake

Then old Nobodaddy aloft Farted and belched and coughed, And said, I love hanging and drawing and quartering Every bit as well as war and slaughtering. William Blake

England! awake! awake! awake! Jerusalem thy sister calls! Why wilt thou sleep the sleep of death And close her from thy ancient walls? William Blake

How do you know but ev"ry Bird that cuts the airy way, Is an immense world of delight, clos"d by your senses five? William Blake

If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is: infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro' narrow chinks of his cavern. William Blake



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