Quotes by: William Blake

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William Blake
Blake in a portrait
by Thomas Phillips (1807)
Born (1757-11-28)28 November 1757
Soho, London, Great Britain
Died 12 August 1827(1827-08-12) (aged 69)
Charing Cross, London, Great Britain[1]
Occupation Poet, painter, printmaker
Genre Visionary, poetry
Literary movement Romanticism
Notable works Songs of Innocence and of Experience, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, The Four Zoas, Jerusalem, Milton, And did those feet in ancient time
Spouse Catherine Boucher (1782–1827, his death)

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
He who would do good to another must do it in Minute Particulars: general Good is the plea of the scoundrel, hypocrite, and flatterer, for Art and Science cannot exist but in minutely organized Particulars.
William Blake
I have no name: I am but two days old. What shall I call thee? I happy am, Joy is my name. Sweet joy befall thee!
William Blake
I must create a system or be enslaved by another mans; I will not reason and compare: my business is to create.
William Blake
Can I see another's woe, and not be in sorrow too? Can I see another's grief, and not seek for kind relief?
William Blake
Do what you will, this world's a fiction and is made up of contradiction.
William Blake
Those who restrain their desires, do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.
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
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.
William Blake
When a sinister person means to be your enemy, they always start by trying to become your friend.
William Blake
What is the price of experience? Do men buy it for a song? Or wisdom for a dance in the street? No, it is bought with the price of all the man hath, his house, his wife, his children.
William Blake
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.
William Blake
Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.
William Blake
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