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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.

A robin redbreast in a cage Sets all heaven in a rage.

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

Active Evil is better than Passive Good.

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

Art can never exist without naked beauty displayed.

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

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

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.

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.

Exuberance is beauty.

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

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