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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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When the green woods laugh with the voice of joy, And the dimpling stream runs laughing by; When the air does laugh with our merry wit, And the green hill laughs with the noise of it.

Laughter Quotes, by William Blake , Source: Laughing Song

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O thou who passest through our valleys in Thy strength, curb thy fierce steeds, allay the heat That flames from their large nostrils! Thou, O Summer, Oft pitchest here thy golden tent, and oft Beneath our oaks hast slept, while we beheld With joy thy ruddy limbs and flourishing hair.

Summer Quotes, by William Blake , Source: To Summer

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O Winter! bar thine adamantine doors: The north is thine; there hast thou build thy dark, Deep-founded habitation. Shake not thy roofs, Nor bend thy pillars with thine iron car.

Winter Quotes, by William Blake , Source: To Winter

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Sweet babe, in thy face Soft desires I can trace, Secret joys and secret smiles, Little pretty infant wiles.

Babyhood Quotes, by William Blake , Source: A Cradle Song

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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.

Literary Quotes, by William Blake

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

Fools Quotes, by William Blake

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He who desires but acts not, breeds pestilence.

Actions Quotes, by William Blake

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The weak in courage is strong in cunning.

Cunning Quotes, by William Blake

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To see the world in a grain of sand, and to see heaven in a wild flower, hold infinity in the palm of your hands, and eternity in an hour.

Eternity 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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Cruelty has a human heart, And Jealousy a human face; Terror the human form divine, And Secrecy the human dress.

Jealousy Quotes, by William Blake

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He who binds to himself a joy doth the winged life destroy. But he who kisses the joy as it flies lives in Eternity's sunrise.

Joy Quotes, by William Blake

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Where Mercy, Love, and Pity dwell There God is dwelling too. For Mercy has a human heart, Pity a human face, And Love, the human form divine, And Peace, the human dress.

Mercy Quotes, by William Blake

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

Opinions Quotes, by William Blake

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Opposition is true friendship.

Opposition Quotes, by William Blake

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You smile with pomp and rigor, you talk of benevolence and virtue; I act with benevolence and virtue and get murdered time after time.

Piety Quotes, by William Blake

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The fool who persists in his folly will become wise.

Advice / experience / wisdom Quotes, by William Blake

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It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.

Christianity Quotes, by William Blake

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God appears, and God is Light, To those poor souls who dwell in Night; But does a Human Form display To those who dwell in realms of Day.

Christianity 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. -William Blake.

Friendship Quotes, by William Blake

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The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.

Friendship Quotes, by William Blake

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

Observation Quotes, by William Blake

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One thought fills immensity.

Thought Quotes, by William Blake

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A truth that's told with bad intent Beats all the lies you can invent.

Truth Quotes, by William Blake

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