William Blake Quotes

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

He who doubts from what he sees Will ne'er believe, do what you please. If the sun and moon should doubt They'd immediately go out.

William Blake

He who shall teach the child to doubt The rotting grave shall ne'er get out.

William Blake

Every tear from every eye Becomes a babe in eternity.

William Blake

Man was made for joy and woe, And when this we rightly know Through the world we safely go.

William Blake

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

William Blake

He who desires, but acts not, breeds pestilence.

William Blake

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