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Best Famous William Blake Quotes

Best famous William Blake quotes. Find, read, and share the best famous quotations by William Blake. These are the most popular quotations and best examples of quotes by William Blake.

Famous William Blake Quotes

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
Quote Left For everything that lives is holy, life delights in life. Quote Right
Quote Left You throw the sand against the wind And the wind blows it back again. Quote Right
Quote Left The fox condemns the trap, not himself. Quote Right
Quote Left It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend. Quote Right
Quote Left No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings. Quote Right
Quote Left A truth that's told with bad intent, Beats all the lies you can invent. Quote Right
Quote Left Both read the Bible day and night, But thou read'st black where I read white Quote Right
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
Quote Left All wholesome food is caught without a net or a trap. Quote Right
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
Quote Left Mutual forgiveness of each vice. Such are the Gates of Paradise. Quote Right
Quote Left Abstinence sows sand all overThe ruddy limbs and flaming hair,But Desire GratifiedPlants fruits of life and beauty there. Quote Right
Quote Left Always be ready to speak your mind and a base man will avoid you. Quote Right
Quote Left Great things are done when men and mountains meet. This is not done by jostling in the street. Quote Right
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
Quote Left The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness. Quote Right
Quote Left And because I am happy and dance and sing, They think they have done me no injury. Quote Right
Quote Left When thou seest an eagle, thou seest a portion of genius; lift up thy head! Quote Right
Quote Left Prudence is a rich, ugly, old maid courted by incapacity. Quote Right
Quote Left And priests in black gowns were walking their rounds, / And binding with briars my joys and desires. Quote Right
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
Quote Left 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. Quote Right
Quote Left Art can never exist without naked beauty displayed. Quote Right
Quote Left Nothing can be more contemptible than to suppose Public Records to be true. Quote Right
Quote Left I have always found that angels have the vanity to speak of themselves as the only wise. Quote Right
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
Quote Left Innocence dwells with Wisdom, but never with Ignorance. Quote Right
Quote Left A petty sneaking thief I knew - / O! Mr Cr-, how do you do? Quote Right
Quote Left For Mercy has a human heartPity, a human face:And Love, the human form divine,And Peace, the human dress. Then every man of every clime,That prays in his distress,Prays to the human form divineLove Mercy Pity Peace. Quote Right