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William Blake Quotes

(1757-1827), British Poet, Painter

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.

Category: Judaism And Jews

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.

Category: Liberty

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

Category: Life And Living

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.

Category: Love

The Goddess Fortune is the devil's servant, ready to kiss any one's ass.

Category: Luck

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.

Category: Misers And Misery

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.

Category: Nature

Art can never exist without naked beauty displayed.

Category: Nudity

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

Category: Obscurity

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

Category: Opinions

Without contraries is no progression. Attraction and repulsion, reason and energy, love and hate, are necessary to human existence.

Category: Opposites

Opposition is true friendship.

Category: Opposition

Nature in darkness groans and men are bound to sullen contemplation in the night: restless they turn on beds of sorrow; in their inmost brain feeling the crushing wheels, they rise, they write the bitter words of stern philosophy and knead the bread of knowledge with tears and groans.

Category: Oppression

If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thru chinks of his cavern.

Category: Perception

I see every thing I paint in this world, but everybody does not see alike. 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.

Category: Perspective