William Blake Quotes & Wallpapers

William Blake
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The generations of men run on in the tide of time, but leave their destined lineaments permanent for ever and ever. William Blake
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A robin redbreast in a cage Puts all heaven in a rage. William Blake
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Thou art a man God is no more Thy own humanity Learn to adore William Blake
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The busy bee has no time for sorrow. William Blake
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Execution is the chariot of genius. William Blake
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Ages are All Equal. / But Genius is Always Above The Age. William Blake
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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
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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
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Gratitude, in itself, is heaven. William Blake
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May God us keep From Single vision and Newton's sleep! William Blake
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Man has closed himself up, till he sees all things through the narrow chinks of his cavern. William Blake
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The pure soul shall mount on native wings,... and cut a path into the heaven of glory. William Blake
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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
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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. Then every man of every clime, That prays in his distress, Prays to the human form divine, Love, Mercy, Pity and Peace. William Blake
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He who desires but does not act, breeds pestilence. William Blake
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Thy friendship oft has made my heart to ache; do be my enemy for friendship's sake. William Blake
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The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom. William Blake
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Dip him in the river who loves water. William Blake
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For all eternity, I forgive you and you forgive me. William Blake
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Every tear from every eyeBecomes a babe in eternity. William Blake
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Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty ! William Blake
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I love hanging and drawing and quartering Every bit as well as war and slaughtering. William Blake
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I have conversed with the spiritual Sun. I saw him on Primrose Hill William Blake
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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
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Thy friendship oft has made my heart to ache: do be my enemy for friendship's sake. William Blake
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God appears, and God is Light, to those poor souls who dwell in Night; but does a Human Form display to those who dwell in realms of Day. William Blake
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Mercy, pity, and peace, Are the world's release. William Blake
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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
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The Fool shall not enter into Heaven let him be ever so Holy. William Blake
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Each man is haunted until his humanity awakens. William Blake
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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
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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
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The Old and New Testaments are the Great Code of Art. William Blake
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The pure soul shall mount on native wings, . . . and cut a path into the heaven of glory. William Blake
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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
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Both read the Bible day and night, But thou read'st black where I read white. William Blake
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Great things are done when men and mountains meet; This is not done by jostling in the street. William Blake
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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
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The roaring of lions, the howling of wolves, the raging of the stormy sea, and the destructive sword, are portions of eternity, too great for the eye of man. William Blake
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Then cherish pity, lest you drive an angel from your door. William Blake
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THE POISON TREE 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. And I water'd it in fears, Night & morning with my tears; And I sunned it with my smiles And with soft deceitful wiles. And it grew both day and night, Till it bore an apple bright; And my foe beheld it shine, And he knew that it was mine, And into my garden stole When the night had veil'd the pole: In the morning glad I see My foe outstretch'd beneath the tree. William Blake
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The eye sees more than the heart knows. William Blake
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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
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What is now proved was once only imagin'd. William Blake
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Mutual forgiveness of each vice. Such are the Gates of Paradise. 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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To Mercy, Pity, Peace, and Love All pray in their distress; And to these virtues of delight Return their thankfulness. William Blake
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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
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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
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The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind. William Blake
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Abstinence sows sand all over The ruddy limbs and flaming hair, But desire gratified Plants fruits of life and beauty there. William Blake
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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
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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
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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
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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? William Blake
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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
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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
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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
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As we are, so we see. William Blake
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He who makes his law a curse, by his own law shall surely die. William Blake
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I heard an Angel singing; When the day was springing, Mercy, Pity, Peace; Is the world's release. William Blake
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To see a world in a grain of sand and a heaven in a wildflower. William Blake
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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
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