William Blake quotes

Born
28 November 1757 Soho, London, England.

Died
12 August 1827.

Occupation
Poet.

William Blake was an English poet, painter, and printmaker. Largely unrecognised during his lifetime, Blake is now considered a seminal figure in the history of the poetry and visual arts of the Romantic Age.

Great things are done when men and mountains meet.
– William Blake

Can I see another’s woe, and not be in sorrow too? Can I see another’s grief, and not seek for kind relief?
– William Blake

The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.
– William Blake

If the Sun and Moon should ever doubt, they’d immediately go out.
– William Blake

The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.
– William Blake

It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
– William Blake

Lives in eternity’s sun rise.
– William Blake

Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.
– William Blake

The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.
– William Blake

The eye altering, alters all.
– William Blake

The soul of sweet delight, can never be defiled.
– William Blake

Art is the tree of life. Science is the tree of death.
– William Blake

He who desires, but acts not, breeds pestilence.
– William Blake

If the fool would persist in his folly he would become wise.
– William Blake

Where mercy, love, and pity dwell, there God is dwelling too.
– William Blake

No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.
– William Blake

The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
– William Blake

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.
– William Blake

What is now proved was once only imagined.
– William Blake

A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.
– William Blake

A truth that’s told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.
– William Blake

Exuberance is beauty.
– William Blake

He who binds to himself a joy Does the winged life destroy; But he who kisses the joy as it flies Lives in eternity’s sun rise.
– William Blake

Prudence is a rich, ugly, old maid courted by incapacity.
– William Blake

He whose face gives no light, shall never become a star.
– William Blake

In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.
– William Blake

To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower Hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour.
– William Blake

If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.
– William Blake

Excessive sorrow laughs. Excessive joy weeps.
– William Blake

Active Evil is better than Passive Good.
– William Blake

For everything that lives is holy, life delights in life.
– William Blake

Love to faults is always blind, always is to joy inclined. Lawless, winged, and unconfined, and breaks all chains from every mind.
– William Blake

Imagination is the real and eternal world of which this vegetable universe is but a faint shadow.
– William Blake

I am in you and you in me, mutual in divine love.
– William Blake

Opposition is true friendship.
– William Blake

Art can never exist without naked beauty displayed.
– William Blake

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.
– William Blake

Do what you will, this world’s a fiction and is made up of contradiction.
– William Blake

You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough.
– William Blake

The tigers of wrath are wiser than the horses of instruction.
– William Blake