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William Blake Quotes


An English poet, painter, printmaker, and essayist.
(1757 - 1827)

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A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.
[Hope]
 

A robin redbreast in a cage Sets all heaven in a rage.
[Animals]
 

A truth that's told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.
[Truth]
 

Active Evil is better than Passive Good.
[Active]
 

Always be ready to speak your mind, and a base man will avoid you.
 

Art can never exist without naked beauty displayed.
[Art]
 

Art is the tree of life. Science is the tree of death.
[Art]
 

As a man is, so he sees. As the eye is formed, such are its powers.
[Observation]
 

Better murder an infant in its cradle than nurse an unacted desire.
 

Both read the Bible day and night, but thou read black where I read white.
 

Can I see another's woe, and not be in sorrow too? Can I see another's grief, and not seek for kind relief?
 

Christ's crucifix shall be made an excuse for executing criminals.
 

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

Energy is an eternal delight, and he who desires, but acts not, breeds pestilence.
[Acts]
 

Eternity is in love with the productions of time.
 

Every harlot was a virgin once.
 

Everything that lives, lives not alone, nor for itself.
[Helping Other People]
 

Excessive sorrow laughs. Excessive joy weeps.
[Sorrow]
 

Exuberance is beauty.
[Beauty]
 

For everything that lives is holy, life delights in life.
 


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