William Blake quotes

“The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.”

— William Blake

“To see the world in a grain of sand, and to see heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of your hands, and eternity in an hour.”

— William Blake

“You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough.”

— William Blake

“I must create a system or be enslaved by another mans; I will not reason and compare: my business is to create.”

— William Blake

“Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.”

— William Blake

“If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.”

— William Blake

“It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.”

— William Blake

“The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity... and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.”

— 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

“No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.”

— William Blake

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

— William Blake

“The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.”

— William Blake

“The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.”

— William Blake

“Love seeketh not itself to please, nor for itself hath any care, but for another gives its ease, and builds a Heaven in Hell's despair.”

— William Blake

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

— William Blake

“He who would do good to another must do it in Minute Particulars: general Good is the plea of the scoundrel, hypocrite, and flatterer, for Art and Science cannot exist but in minutely organized Particulars.”

— William Blake

“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.”

— William Blake

“If the Sun and Moon should ever doubt, they'd immediately go out.”

— William Blake

“To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower Hold infinity in the palms of your hand and eternity in an hour.”

— William Blake

“Without contraries is no progression. Attraction and repulsion, reason and energy, love and hate, are necessary to human existence.”

— William Blake

“A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.”

— William Blake

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

— William Blake

“You cannot have Liberty in this world without what you call Moral Virtue, and you cannot have Moral Virtue without the slavery of that half of the human race who hate what you call Moral Virtue.”

— William Blake

“What is now proved was once only imagined.”

— William Blake

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

— William Blake

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

— William Blake

“The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.”

— William Blake

“To generalize is to be an idiot.”

— William Blake

“When I tell the truth, it is not for the sake of convincing those who do not know it, but for the sake of defending those that do.”

— William Blake

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

— William Blake
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