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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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    Excessive sorrow laughs. Excessive joy weeps. Sorrow

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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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    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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    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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    Energy is eternal delight. Health

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

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

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    Expect poison from standing water. Idleness

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

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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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    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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    Exuberance is beauty. Beauty

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    The weak in courage is strong in cunning. Cunning

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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    The foundation of empire is art and science. Remove them or degrade them, and the empire is no more. Empire follows art and not vice versa as Englishmen suppose. Empire

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    What is a wife and what is a harlot? What is a church and what is a theatre? are they two and not one? Can they exist separate? Are not religion and politics the same thing? Brotherhood is religion. O demonstrations of reason dividing families in cruelty and pride! Institutions

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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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    What seems to be, is, to those to whom it seems to be, and is productive of the most dreadful consequences to those to whom it seems to be, even of torments, despair, eternal death. Illusion

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

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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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    Want of money and the distress of a thief can never be alleged as the cause of his thieving, for many honest people endure greater hardships with fortitude. We must therefore seek the cause elsewhere than in want of money, for that is the miser's passion, not the thief s. Crime and Criminals

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

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

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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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    Embraces are cominglings from the head even to the feet, and not a pompous high priest entering by a secret place. Sex

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