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William Blake Quotes

(1757-1827), British Poet, Painter

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.

Category: Altruism

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.

Category: Angels

''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!

Category: Babies

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!

Category: Babies

Exuberance is beauty.

Category: Beauty

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

Category: Bible

When thou seest an eagle, thou seest a portion of genius; lift up thy head!

Category: Birds

My mother groaned, my father wept, into the dangerous world I leapt; helpless, naked, piping loud, like a fiend hid in a cloud.

Category: Birth

Nothing can be more contemptible than to suppose Public Records to be true.

Category: Bureaucracy

Commerce is so far from being beneficial to arts, or to empire, that it is destructive of both, as all their history shows, for the above reason of individual merit being its great hatred. Empires flourish till they become commercial, and then they are scattered abroad to the four winds.

Category: Business

Always be ready to speak your mind, and a base man will avoid you.

Category: Candor

Great things are done when men and mountains meet. This is not done by jostling in the street.

Category: Challenges

Christianity is art and not money. Money is its curse.

Category: Christians And Christianity

The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.

Category: Christians And Christianity

I must create a system or be enslaved by another man s; I will not reason and compare: my business is to create.

Category: Creativity