William Blake Quotes

There can be no Good Will. Will is always Evil; it is persecution to others or selfishness.

William Blake

The true method of knowledge is experiment.

William Blake

Reason, or the ratio of all we have already known, is not the same that it shall be when we know more.

William Blake

When a sinister person means to be your enemy, they always start by trying to become your friend.

William Blake

My Brother starv'd between two Walls, His Children's Cry my Soul appalls;

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 must Create a System, or be enslav'd by another Man's; I will not Reason and Compare: my business is to Create.

William Blake

Poetry fettered fetters the human race. Nations are destroyed, or flourish, in proportion as their poetry, painting, and music are destroyed or flourish!

William Blake

Grown old in love from seven till seven times seven, I oft have wished for Hell for ease from Heaven.

William Blake

The Angel that presided o'er my birth Said, "Little creature, formed of joy and mirth, Go love without the help of any thing on earth."

William Blake

If you have formed a circle to go into, Go into it yourself and see how you would do.

William Blake

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

William Blake

Rouze up, O Young Men of the New Age! set your foreheads against the ignorant Hirelings! For we have Hirelings in the Camp, the Court & the University, who would, if they could, for ever depress Mental & prolong Corporeal War.

William Blake

The Stolen and Perverted Writings of Homer & Ovid, of Plato & Cicero, which all men ought to contemn, are set up by artifice against the Sublime of the Bible.

William Blake

God appears and god is light To those poor souls who dwell in night But does a human form display To those who dwell in realms of day

William Blake

Every night, and every morn, Some to misery are born. Every morn, and every night, Some are born to sweet delight. Some are born to sweet delight. Some are born to endless night.

William Blake
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