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

The hours of folly are measured by the clock; but of wisdom, no clock can measure.


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.


For everything that lives is holy, life delights in life.


He who desires, but acts not, breeds pestilence.


That the Jews assumed a right exclusively to the benefits of God will be a lasting witness against them and the same will it be against Christians.


The tigers of wrath are wiser than the horses of instruction.


The eye altering, alters all.


The true method of knowledge is experiment.


To see the world in a grain of sand, and to see heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of your hands, and eternity in an hour.


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.


Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.


One thought fills immensity.


If a thing loves, it is infinite.


Do what you will, this world's a fiction and is made up of contradiction.


Every harlot was a virgin once.


Better murder an infant in its cradle than nurse an unacted desire.


You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough.


Can I see another's woe, and not be in sorrow too? Can I see another's grief, and not seek for kind relief?


Art can never exist without naked beauty displayed.

    Topics: Art

Want of money and the distress of a thief can never be alleged as the cause of his thieving, for many honest people endure greater hardships with fortitude. We must therefore seek the cause elsewhere than in want of money, for that is the miser's passion, not the thief s.


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