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Best William Blake Quotes

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A list of the best William Blake quotes. This list is arranged by which famous William Blake quotes have received the most votes, so only the greatest William Blake quotes are at the top of the list. All the most popular quotes from William Blake should be listed here, but if any were missed you can add more at the end of the list. This list includes notable William Blake quotes on various subjects, many of which are inspirational and thought provoking.

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    I must create a system or be enslaved by another man s; I will not reason and compare: my business is to create. Creativity

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    For everything that lives is holy, life delights in life. Life and Living

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    Energy is eternal delight. Health

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    If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thru chinks of his cavern. Perception

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    Excessive sorrow laughs. Excessive joy weeps. Sorrow

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

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    For everything exists and not one sigh nor smile nor tear, one hair nor particle of dust, not one can pass away. Truth

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    The truth told with bad intent Beats all the lies you can invent Truth

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    Eternity is in love with the productions of time. Eternity

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

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    The weak in courage is strong in cunning. Cunning

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    Expect poison from standing water. Idleness

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    The fool who persists in his folly will become wise. Wisdom

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    The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness. Christians and Christianity

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    A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees. Fools and Foolishness

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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. Vision

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    Exuberance is beauty. Beauty

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    The road to excess leads to the palace of wisdom. Excess

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    No bird soars too high, if he soars with his own wings. Possibilities

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    He who binds to himself a joy doth the winged life destroy. But he who kisses the joy as it flies lives in Eternity's sunrise. Joy

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    My mother groaned, my father wept, into the dangerous world I leapt; helpless, naked, piping loud, like a fiend hid in a cloud. Birth

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    The tigers of wrath are wiser than the horses of instruction. Wisdom

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    He whose face gives no light, shall never become a star. Stardom

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    He who desires but does not act, breeds pestilence. Desire

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    The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind. Opinions

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    Prisons are built with stones of Law. Brothels with the bricks of religion. Punishment

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    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. Nature

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    The Goddess Fortune is the devil's servant, ready to kiss any one's ass. Luck

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

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    Great things are done when men and mountains meet. This is not done by jostling in the street. Challenges

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

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    For Mercy has a human heartPity, 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 divineLove Mercy Pity Peace. Uncategorised

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    To generalize is to be an idiot. To particularize is the alone distinction of merit. General knowledge are those knowledge that idiots possess. Generalizations

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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. Fun

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

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    Men are admitted into Heaven not because they have curbed and governed their passions or have no passions, but because they have cultivated their understandings. The treasures of Heaven are not negations of passion, but realities of intellect, from which all the passions emanate uncurbed in their eternal glory. The fool shall not enter into Heaven let him be ever so holy. Heaven

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    The strongest poison ever known came from Caesar's laurel crown. Fame

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    The hours of folly are measured by the clock, but of wisdom no clock can measure. Time and Time Management

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    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. Resentment

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    Thy friendship oft has made my heart to ache; do be my enemy for friendship's sake. Friends and Friendship

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    Opposition is true friendship. Opposition

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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. Business

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    That the Jews assumed a right exclusively to the benefits of God will be a lasting witness against them and the same will it be against Christians. Judaism and Jews

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    Christianity is art and not money. Money is its curse. Christians and Christianity

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    What is now proved was only once imagined. Imagination

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    When thou seest an eagle, thou seest a portion of genius; lift up thy head! Birds

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    Nothing can be more contemptible than to suppose Public Records to be true. Bureaucracy

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    You smile with pomp and rigor, you talk of benevolence and virtue; I act with benevolence and virtue and get murdered time after time. Piety

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

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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. Despair

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