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49 Famous Quotes by William Blake
11/28/1757 - 8/12/1827
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Blake, William
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Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.

Evening Quotes, by William Blake

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Jesus was all virtue, and acted from impulse, not from rules.

Impulses Quotes, by William Blake

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In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.

Seasons Quotes, by William Blake

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The grave is Heaven's golden gate, And rich and poor around it wait; O Shepherdess of England's fold, Behold this gate of pearl and gold! - William Blake,

Grave Quotes, by William Blake , Source: Dedication of the Designs to Blair's "Grave"--TO Queen Charlotte

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To see a world in a grain of sand, And a heaven in a wild flower: Hold infinity in the palm of your hand, And eternity in an hour.

Innocence Quotes, by William Blake , Source: Auguries of Innocence

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He who binds himself to a joy Does the winged life destroy; But he who kisses the joy as it flies Lives in eternity's sunrise

Independence Quotes, by William Blake

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Opposition is true friendship.

Opposition Quotes, by William Blake

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Thy friendship oft has made my heart to ache; do be my enemy--for friendship's sake.

Friendship Quotes, by William Blake

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As a man is, so he sees.

Observation Quotes, by William Blake

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To generalize is to be an idiot. To particularize is the alone distinction of merit. General knowledge are those knowledge that idiots possess.

Idiots Quotes, by William Blake

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The tygers of wrath are wiser than the horses of instruction.

Wrath Quotes, by William Blake

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God forbid that Truth should be confined to Mathematical Demonstration!

Truth Quotes, by William Blake , Source: circa 1808, "Notes on Reynold's Discourses"

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But to go to school in a summer morn, Oh, it drives all joy away! Under a cruel eye outworn, The little ones spend the day-- In sighing and dismay.

Education Quotes, by William Blake , Source: The Schoolboy (st. 2)

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Excess of sorrow laughs, excess of joy weeps.

Excess Quotes, by William Blake

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

Fool Quotes, by William Blake

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If a thing loves, it is infinite.

Infinity Quotes, by William Blake

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Love is not blind; it simply enables one to see things others fail to see.

Perception Quotes, by William Blake

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Prudence is a rich ugly old maid courted by Incapacity.

Prudence Quotes, by William Blake

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Shame is pride's cloak.

Shame Quotes, by William Blake

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Education makes a people easy to lead, but difficult to drive; easy to govern, but impossible to enslave.

Education Quotes, by William Blake , Source: The Schoolboy (st. 2)

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The opposite of a correct statement is a false statement. The opposite of a profound truth may well be another profound truth.

Truth Quotes, by William Blake , Source: circa 1808, "Notes on Reynold's Discourses"

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Tools were made and born with hands, Every farmer understands.

Work Quotes, by William Blake , Source: Proverbs

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I was angry with my friend: I told my wrath, my wrath die end. I was angry with my foe; I told it not, my wrath did grow.

Anger Quotes, by William Blake , Source: Christian Forbearance

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I have mental joys and mental health, Mental friends and mental wealth, I've a wife that I love and that loves me; I've all but riches bodily.

Wealth Quotes, by William Blake , Source: Mammon

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Since all the riches of this world May be gifts from the devil and earthly kings, I should suspect that I worshipped the devil If I thanked my God for worldly things.

Wealth Quotes, by William Blake , Source: Riches

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