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Born in November 28, 1757 / Died in August 12, 1827 / United Kingdom / English

Quotes by William Blake

Man has no Body distinct from his Soul; for that called Body is a portion of Soul discerned by the five Senses, the chief inlets of Soul in this age.
A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.
Poetry fettered, fetters the human race. Nations are destroyed or flourish in proportion as their poetry, painting, and music are destroyed or flourish.
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.
The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.
The eye altering, alters all.
If the fool would persist in his folly he would become wise.
When the green woods laugh with the voice of joy, And the dimpling stream runs laughing by; When the air does laugh with our merry wit, And the green hill laughs with the noise of it.
In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.
Christ's crucifix shall be made an excuse for executing criminals.
If a thing loves, it is infinite.
The difference between a bad artist and a good one is: the bad artist seems to copy a great deal; the good one really does.
Active Evil is better than Passive Good.
Imagination is the real and eternal world of which this vegetable universe is but a faint shadow.
Do what you will, this world's a fiction and is made up of contradiction.
The soul of sweet delight, can never be defiled.
He whose face gives no light, shall never become a star.
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.
The true method of knowledge is experiment.
Thy friendship oft has made my heart to ache; do be my enemy-for friendship's sake.
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.
Can I see another's woe, and not be in sorrow too? Can I see another's grief, and not seek for kind relief?
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
To generalize is to be an idiot.
The man who never in his mind and thoughts travel'd to heaven is no artist.