William Blake Quotes

Inspirational quotes by William Blake

I myself do nothing. The Holy Spirit accomplishes all through me.
If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.
When the doors of perception are cleansed, man will see things as they truly are, infinite.
Energy is eternal delight.
Always be ready to speak your mind and a base man will avoid you.
And because I am happy and dance and sing, They think they have done me no injury.
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.
For Mercy has a human heart, Pity, a human face, And Love, the human form divine, And Peace, the human dress.
He who desires, but acts not, breeds pestilence.
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.
Innocence dwells with Wisdom, but never with Ignorance.
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
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.
Mutual forgiveness of each vice. Such are the Gates of Paradise.
No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.
The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.
The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.
The man who never alters his opinions is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind.
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.
The weak in courage is strong in cunning.
Those who restrain desire, do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.
Thou art a Man, God is no more. Thy own humanity learn to adore.
To generalize is to be an idiot.
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.
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.
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.
What is now proved was once only imagined.
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.
When thou seest an eagle, thou seest a portion of genius lift up thy head
Where Mercy, Love, and Pity dwell There God is dwelling too.

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Town Eclogues: Tuesday; St. James's Coffee-House
 by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu

THOU so many favours hast receiv'd,
Wondrous to tell, and hard to be believ'd,
Oh ! H---- D, to my lays attention lend,
Hear how two lovers boastingly contend ;
Like thee successful, such their bloomy youth,
Renown'd alike for gallantry and truth.


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