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

The man who never in his mind and thoughts travel'd to heaven is no artist.


When a sinister person means to be your enemy, they always start by trying to become your friend.


Man has no Body distinct from his Soul; for that called Body is a portion of Soul discerned by the five Senses, the chief inlets of Soul in this age.


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.


The foundation of empire is art and science. Remove them or degrade them, and the empire is no more. Empire follows art and not vice versa as Englishmen suppose.


Both read the Bible day and night, but thou read black where I read white.


A truth that's told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.


He whose face gives no light, shall never become a star.


What is grand is necessarily obscure to weak men. That which can be made explicit to the idiot is not worth my care.


If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.


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!


Art is the tree of life. Science is the tree of death.


The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.


I am in you and you in me, mutual in divine love.


The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.

    Topics: Christianity

The weak in courage is strong in cunning.

    Topics: Courage

In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.


What is a wife and what is a harlot? What is a church and what is a theatre? are they two and not one? Can they exist separate? Are not religion and politics the same thing? Brotherhood is religion. O demonstrations of reason dividing families in cruelty and pride!


The man who never alters his opinions is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind.


Where mercy, love, and pity dwell, there God is dwelling too.


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