Quotes by William Blake

William Blake

William Blake

English poet

Alive from: 1757-1827

Category: Poets (Contemporary)

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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!
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    ''When the sun rises, do you not see a round disc of fire somewhat like a guinea?'' O no, no, I see an innumerable company of the heavenly host crying ''Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord God Almighty.''
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    A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.
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    A truth that's told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.
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    All futurity seems teeming with endless destruction never to be repelled; Desperate remorse swallows the present in a quenchless rage.
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    Always be ready to speak your mind, and a base man will avoid you.
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    Art can never exist without naked beauty displayed.
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    Art is the tree of life. Science is the tree of death.
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    As a man is, so he sees. As the eye is formed, such are its powers.
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    As I was walking among the fires of Hell,
    delighted with the enjoyments of Genius;
    which to Angels look like torment and insanity.
    I collected some of their Proverbs.
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    Awake! awake O sleeper of the land of shadows, wake! expand!
    Source: Jerusalem Chap: I
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    Better murder an infant in its cradle than nurse an unacted desire.
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    Both read the Bible day and night, but thou read black where I read white.
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    Christianity is art and not money. Money is its curse.
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    Commerce is so far from being beneficial to arts, or to empire, that it is destructive of both, as all their history shows, for the above reason of individual merit being its great hatred. Empires flourish till they become commercial, and then they are scattered abroad to the four winds.
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