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William Blake

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An English poet, painter, and printmaker.. English painter poet and printmaker

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William Blake Poems

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Quote Left This life's dim windows of the soul Distorts the heavens from pole to pole And leads you to believe a lie When you see with, not through, the eye. Quote Right
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Quote Left You throw the sand against the wind And the wind blows it back again. Quote Right
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Quote Left For everything that lives is holy, life delights in life. Quote Right
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Quote Left It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend. Quote Right
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Quote Left No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings. Quote Right
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Quote Left All wholesome food is caught without a net or a trap. Quote Right
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Quote Left Thinking as I do that the Creator of this world is a very cruel being, and being a worshipper of Christ, I cannot help saying: the Son, O how unlike the Father! First God Almighty comes with a thump on the head. Then Jesus Christ comes with a balm to heal it. Quote Right
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Quote Left Abstinence sows sand all overThe ruddy limbs and flaming hair,But Desire GratifiedPlants fruits of life and beauty there. Quote Right
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Quote Left Both read the Bible day and night, But thou read'st black where I read white Quote Right
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Quote Left The fox condemns the trap, not himself. Quote Right
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Quote Left As I was walking among the fires of Hell, delighted with the enjoyments of Genius; which to Angels look like torment and insanity. I collected some of their Proverbs. Quote Right
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Quote Left And because I am happy and dance and sing, They think they have done me no injury. Quote Right
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Quote Left Prudence is a rich, ugly, old maid courted by incapacity. Quote Right
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Quote Left When thou seest an eagle, thou seest a portion of genius; lift up thy head! Quote Right
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Quote Left Always be ready to speak your mind and a base man will avoid you. Quote Right
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Quote Left As I was walking among the fires of Hell, delighted with the enjoyments of Genius which to Angels look like torment and insanity. I collected some of their Proverbs. Quote Right
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Quote Left If you have form'd a circle to go into, Go into it yourself, and see how you would do. They said this mystery never shall cease: The priest promotes war, and the soldier peace. Quote Right
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Quote Left The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness. Quote Right
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Quote Left Great things are done when men and mountains meet. This is not done by jostling in the street. Quote Right
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Quote Left Mutual forgiveness of each vice. Such are the Gates of Paradise. Quote Right
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Quote Left Art can never exist without naked beauty displayed. Quote Right
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Quote Left And priests in black gowns were walking their rounds, / And binding with briars my joys and desires. Quote Right
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Quote Left A truth that's told with bad intent, Beats all the lies you can invent. Quote Right
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Quote Left Nothing can be more contemptible than to suppose Public Records to be true. Quote Right
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Quote Left The generations of men run on in the tide of time, but leave their destined lineaments permanent for ever and ever. Quote Right
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