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William Blake
November 28, 1757 - August 12, 1827
Nationality: English
Category: Artist
Subcategory: English Artist

To the eyes of a miser a guinea is more beautiful than the sun, and a bag worn with the use of money has more beautiful proportions than a vine filled with grapes.


Active Evil is better than Passive Good.


Poetry fettered, fetters the human race. Nations are destroyed or flourish in proportion as their poetry, painting, and music are destroyed or flourish.


The fool who persists in his folly will become wise.


What is now proved was once only imagined.


Prisons are built with stones of Law. Brothels with the bricks of religion.


Lives in eternity's sun rise.


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.


No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.


Eternity is in love with the productions of time.


The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.


If the Sun and Moon should ever doubt, they'd immediately go out.


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.


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.


The soul of sweet delight, can never be defiled.


Christ's crucifix shall be made an excuse for executing criminals.


Energy is an eternal delight, and he who desires, but acts not, breeds pestilence.


Exuberance is beauty.


Prudence is a rich, ugly, old maid courted by incapacity.


A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.


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