Quotation Explorer - 'William Blake'

Those who restrain desire, do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained. - William Blake
When thou seest an eagle, thou seest a portion of genius; lift up thy head! - William Blake
A man can't soar too high, when he flies with his own wings. - William Blake
The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind. - William Blake
Man has no Body distinct from his soul; for that called Body is a portion of a Soul discerned by the five senses, the chief inlets of Soul in this age. - William Blake
A truth that's told with bad intent, Beats all the lies you can invent. - William Blake
To see a world in a grain of sand and a heaven in a wildflower, hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour. - William Blake
If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is - infinite. - William Blake
Better to shun the bait than struggle in the snare. - William Blake
If a thing loves, it is infinite. - William Blake
All futurity seems teeming with endless destruction never to be repelled; Desperate remorse swallows the present in a quenchless rage. - William Blake
I give you the end of a golden string,Only wind it into a ball,It will lead you in at Heaven's gateBuilt in Jerusalem's wall. - William Blake
As I was walking among the fires of Hell, delighted with the enjoyments of Genius; which to Angels look like torment and insanity. I collected some of their Proverbs. - William Blake
No bird soars too high, if he soars with his own wings. - William Blake
The lamb misused breeds public strifeAnd yet forgives the butcher's knife. - William Blake
The naked woman’s body is a portion of eternity too great for the eye of man. - William Blake
He whose face gives no light, shall never become a star. - William Blake
Vision is the end of religion. - William Blake
Always be ready to speak your mind and a base man will avoid you. - William Blake
But to go to school in a summer morn,O! It drives all joy away;Under a cruel eye outworn,The little ones spend the dayIn sighing and dismay. - William Blake
Truth can never be told so as to be understood and not be believed. - William Blake
When i tell the truth, it is not for the sake of convincing those who do not know it, but for the sake of defending those that do. - William Blake
Enlightenment means taking full responsibility for your life. - William Blake
May God us keepFrom Single vision and Newton's sleep. - William Blake
For I dance And drink and sing,Till some blind hand Shall brush my wing.If thought is lifeAnd strength and breathAnd the wantOf thought is deathThen am IA happy flyIf I liveOr if I die - William Blake
I myself do nothing. The Holy Spirit accomplishes all through me. - William Blake
Love seeketh not itself to please, Nor for itself hath any care, But for another gives its ease, And builds a Heaven in Hell's despair. - William Blake
If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite. - William Blake
He who binds to himself a joy, does the winged life destroy: But he who kisses the joy as it flies, lives in eternity's sun rise. - William Blake
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom - William Blake
The man who never alters his opinions is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind. - William Blake
Thou art a Man, God is no more. Thy own humanity learn to adore. - William Blake
How can a bird that is born for joySit in a cage and sing? - William Blake
To see a world in a Grain of Sand, And a Heaven in a Wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand, And eternity in an hour. - William Blake
What is now proved was once only imagined. - William Blake
When a sinister person means to be your enemy, they always start by trying to become your friend - William Blake
You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough. - William Blake
What is grand is necessarily obscure to weak men. That which can be made explicit to the idiot is not worth my care. - William Blake
To generalize is to be an idiot. - William Blake
No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings. - William Blake
When the doors of perception are cleansed, man will see things as they truly are, infinite. - William Blake
If the Sun and Moon should ever doubt, they'd immediately go out. - William Blake
You cannot have Liberty in this world without what you call Moral Virtue, and you cannot have Moral Virtue without the slavery of that half of the human race who hate what you call Moral Virtue. - William Blake
When nations grow old the Arts grow coldAnd commerce settles on every tree - William Blake
Those who control their passions do so because their passions are weak enough to be controlled. - William Blake
The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity... and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself. - William Blake
The following Discourse [on art, by Sir Joshua Reynolds] is particularly Interesting to Blockheads as it endeavours to prove that There is No such thing as Inspiration & that any Man of a plain Understanding may by Thieving from Others become a Mich Angelo. - William Blake
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend. - William Blake
I must create a system or be enslaved by another man's. - William Blake
I was walking among the fires of Hell, delighted with the enjoyments of Genius; which to Angels look like torment and insanity. - William Blake
If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is: Infinite. - William Blake
Innocence dwells with Wisdom, but never with Ignorance. - William Blake
I have always found that angels have the vanity to speak of themselves as the only wise. - William Blake
He who binds himself to joy Doth the winged life destroy; But he who kisses the joy as it flies Lives in Eternity's sunrise. - William Blake
He who desires, but acts not, breeds pestilence. - William Blake
Exuberance is beauty. - William Blake
My mother groaned, my father wept,into the dangerous world I leapt. - William Blake
I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man's. - William Blake
The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness. - William Blake
There is a Moment in each Day that Satan cannot find - William Blake
Some are born to sweet delight, Some are born to endless night. - William Blake
Thou art a manGod is no moreThy own humanityLearn to adore - William Blake
Active evil is better than passive good - William Blake
The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. - William Blake
He who binds to himself a joyDoes the winged life destroy;But he who kisses the joy as it fliesLives in eternity's sun rise. - William Blake
Energy is eternal delight. - William Blake
The stars are threshed, and the souls are threshed from their husks. - William Blake
I was angry with my friend:I told my wrath, my wrath did end.I was angry with my foe:I told it not, my wrath did grow. - William Blake
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