William Blake (Writer)

#20821 William Blake

The archetype of the Creator is a familiar image in his work. Here, Blake depicts hisfigurestooped in prayer, contemplating the world he has forged. Theis the third in a series ofpainted by Blake and his wife, collectively known as the Continental Prophecies. .

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#20822 William Blake

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

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#20823 William Blake

The true method of knowledge is experiment. .

William Blake Quotes about knowledge
#20824 William Blake

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

William Blake Quotes about self
#20825 William Blake

If a thing loves, it is infinite. .

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#20826 William Blake

Does the Eagle know what is in the pit? Or wilt thou go ask the Mole?Can Wisdom be put in a silver rod? Or Love in a golden bowl? .

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#20827 William Blake

Nothing can be more contemptible than to suppose Public RECORDS to be True. .

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#20828 William Blake

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

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#20829 William Blake

Degrade first the arts if you'd mankind degrade, Hire idiots to paint with cold light and hot shade. .

William Blake Quotes about art
#20830 William Blake

To Generalize is to be an Idiot. To Particularize is the Alone Distinction of Merit — General Knowledges are those Knowledges that Idiots possess. .

William Blake Quotes about art
#20831 William Blake

The Foundation of Empire is Art & Science Remove them or Degrade them & the Empire is No More — Empire follows Art & Not Vice Versa as Englishmen suppose. .

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#20832 William Blake

When a Man has Married a Wife He finds out whether Her Knees & elbows are only glued together. .

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#20833 William Blake

When nations grow old, the Arts grow cold, And Commerce settles on every tree. .

William Blake Quotes about art
#20834 William Blake

Fiery the Angels rose, and as they rose deep thunder roll'd Around their shores: indignant burning with the fires of Orc. .

William Blake Quotes about fire
#20835 William Blake

Art can never exist without Naked Beauty displayed. .

William Blake Quotes about wit
#20836 William Blake

Art is the tree of life. S .

William Blake Quotes about life
#20837 William Blake

"Jesus & his apostles & disciples were all artists" .

William Blake Quotes about art
#20838 William Blake

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 & then they are scattered abroad to the four winds .

William Blake Quotes about story
#20839 William Blake

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 .

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#20840 William Blake

Every Harlot was a Virgin once .

William Blake
#20841 William Blake

It is not because Angels are Holier than Men or Devils that makes them Angels but because they do not Expect Holiness from one another but from God only .

William Blake Quotes about evil
#20842 William Blake

Thinking as I do that the Creator of this World is a very Cruel Being & being a Worshipper of Christ, I cannot help saying: "the Son, O how unlike the Father!" First God Almighty comes with a Thump on the Head. Then Jesus Christ comes with a balm to heal it. .

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#20843 William Blake

This world of imagination is the world of eternity. .

William Blake Quotes about world
#20844 William Blake

You cannot have Liberty in this world without what you call Moral Virtue & you cannot have Moral Virtue without the Slavery of that half of the Human Race who hate what you call Moral Virtue .

William Blake Quotes about world
#20845 William Blake

…some say that Happiness is not Good for Mortals & they ought to be answerd that Sorrow is not fit for Immortals & is utterly useless to any one a blight never does good to a tree & if a blight kill not a tree but it still bear fruit let none say that the fruit was in consequence of the blight. .

William Blake Quotes about light
#20846 William Blake

The Goddess Fortune is the devils servant ready to Kiss any ones Arse. .

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#20847 William Blake

Blake's "Newton" is a demonstration of his opposition to the "single-vision" of : The great philosopher-scientist is isolated in the depths of the ocean, his eyes (only one of which is visible) fixed on the compasses with which he draws on a scroll. He seems almost at one with the rocks upon which he sits (1795). .

William Blake Quotes about sin
#20848 William Blake

How sweet I roamed from field to field, And tasted all the summer's pride, Till I the prince of love beheld, Who in the sunny beams did glide! .

William Blake Quotes about love
#20849 William Blake

He loves to sit and hear me sing, Then, laughing, sports and plays with me; Then stretches out my golden wing, And mocks my loss of liberty. .

William Blake Quotes about love
#20850 William Blake

My silks and fine array, My smiles and languished air, By love are driv'n away; And mournful lean Despair Brings me yew to deck my grave: Such end true lovers have. .

William Blake Quotes about love
#20851 William Blake

Like a fiend in a cloud, With howling woe, After night I do crowd, And with night will go; I turn my back to the east, From whence comforts have increased; For light doth seize my brain With frantic pain. .

William Blake Quotes about pain
#20852 William Blake

How have you left the ancient love That bards of old enjoyed in you! The languid strings do scarcely move! The sound is forced, the notes are few! .

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#20853 William Blake

Damn sneerers! .

William Blake
#20854 William Blake

True superstition is ignorant honesty & this is beloved of god and man. .

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#20855 William Blake

Forgiveness of enemies can only come upon their repentance. .

William Blake Quotes about enemies
#20856 William Blake

Active Evil is better than Passive Good. .

William Blake Quotes about evil
#20857 William Blake

They suppose that Woman's Love is Sin; in consequence all the Loves & Graces with them are Sin. .

William Blake Quotes about man
#20858 William Blake

On a cloud I saw a child, And he laughing said to me: "Pipe a song about a Lamb." So I piped with merry cheer… .

William Blake Quotes about child
#20859 William Blake

Piping down the valleys wild, Piping songs of pleasant glee, On a cloud I saw a child, And he laughing said to me: "Pipe a song about a Lamb." So I piped with merry cheer; "Piper, pipe that song again." So I piped; he wept to hear. .

William Blake Quotes about wild
#20860 William Blake

And I made a rural pen, And I stained the water clear, And I wrote my happy songs Every child may joy to hear. .

William Blake Quotes about joy
#20861 William Blake

Sing louder around To the bells' cheerful sound, While our sports shall be seen On the ecchoing green. .

William Blake Quotes about sports
#20862 William Blake

Little Lamb, who made thee? Dost thou know who made thee? Gave thee life and bid thee feed By the stream and o'er the mead; Gave thee clothing of delight, Softest clothing, woolly bright. .

William Blake Quotes about life
#20863 William Blake

My mother bore me in the southern wild, And I am black, but O! my soul is white; White as an angel is the English child, But I am black as if bereaved of light. .

William Blake Quotes about soul
#20864 William Blake

And we are put on earth a little space, That we may learn to bear the beams of love, And these black bodies and this sunburnt face Is but a cloud, and like a shady grove. .

William Blake Quotes about love
#20865 William Blake

I'll shade him from the heat till he can bear To lean in joy upon our Father's knee; And then I'll stand and stroke his silver hair, And be like him and he will then love me. .

William Blake Quotes about love
#20866 William Blake

When my mother died I was very young, And my father sold me while yet my tongue Could scarcely cry 'weep! 'weep! 'weep!'weep! So your chimneys I sweep, and in soot I sleep. .

William Blake Quotes about sleep
#20867 William Blake

To Mercy, Pity, Peace, and Love All pray in their distress; And to these virtues of delight Return their thankfulness. .

William Blake Quotes about light
#20868 William Blake

For Mercy has a human heart, Pity, a human face, And Love, the human form divine, And Peace, the human dress. .

William Blake Quotes about art
#20869 William Blake

The moon like a flower In heaven's high bower, With silent delight, Sits and smiles on the night. .

William Blake Quotes about light
#20870 William Blake

And there the lion's ruddy eyes Shall flow with tears of gold, And pitying the tender cries, And walking round the fold, Saying: "Wrath by his meekness, And by his health, sickness, Is driven away From our immortal day." .

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