Top 80 Best William Blake Quotes

William Blake was a famous English poet, printmaker, and painter. He was born in London, England. The journalist Jonathan Jones said he was one of the ‘Greatest artists Britain has ever produced’ because of its stunning arts.  William Rossetti was a 19th-century scholar who characterized William Blake as “A  man not forestalled by predecessors, nor to be classed with contemporaries, nor to be replaced by known or readily surmisable successors” and  “Glorious Luminary”. In this article, we share 80 best quotes of William Blake.

Top 80 Best William Blake Quotes

-By Motivational Fact

” Short William Blake Quotes “

william blake quotes

“NO BIRD SOARS TOO HIGH IF HE SOARS WITH HIS OWN WINGS.”

 

“A FOOL SEES NOT THE SAME TREE THAT A WISE MAN SEES.”

 

“ONE THOUGHT FILLS IMMENSITY.”

“THE BIRD A NEST, THE SPIDER A WEB, MAN FRIENDSHIP.”

 

“HE WHO DESIRES, BUT ACTS NOT, BREEDS PESTILENCE.”

 

“THE FOOL WHO PERSISTS IN HIS FOLLY WILL BECOME WISE.”

 

“IF THE FOOL WOULD PERSIST IN HIS FOLLY HE WOULD BECOME WISE.”

“GREAT THINGS ARE DONE WHEN MEN AND MOUNTAINS MEET.”

 

“IT IS EASIER TO FORGIVE AN ENEMY THAN TO FORGIVE A FRIEND.”

 

“A TRUTH THAT’S TOLD WITH BAD INTENT BEATS ALL THE LIES YOU CAN INVENT.”

 

“IF THE SUN AND MOON SHOULD EVER DOUBT, THEY’D IMMEDIATELY GO OUT.”

“THE THANKFUL RECEIVER BEARS A PLENTIFUL HARVEST.”

 

“IN SEED TIME LEARN, IN HARVEST TEACH, IN WINTER ENJOY.”

 

“THE GLORY OF CHRISTIANITY IS TO CONQUER BY FORGIVENESS.”

 

“WHERE MERCY, LOVE, AND PITY DWELL, THERE GOD IS DWELLING TOO.”

“FOR EVERYTHING THAT LIVES IS HOLY, LIFE DELIGHTS IN LIFE.”

 

“IF A THING LOVES, IT IS INFINITE.”

 

“I AM IN YOU AND YOU IN ME, MUTUAL IN DIVINE LOVE.”

 

“ART IS THE TREE OF LIFE. SCIENCE IS THE TREE OF DEATH.”

“PRUDENCE IS A RICH, UGLY, OLD MAID COURTED BY INCAPACITY.”

 

“TO GENERALIZE IS TO BE AN IDIOT.”

 

“THE ROAD OF EXCESS LEADS TO THE PLACE OF WISDOM.”

 

“EVERY HARLOT WAS A VIRGIN ONCE.”

“WHAT IS NOW PROVED WAS ONCE ONLY IMAGINED.”

 

“THE TIGERS OF WRATH ARE WISER THAN THE HORSES OF INSTRUCTION.”

 

“THE TRUE METHOD OF KNOWLEDGE IS AN EXPERIMENT.”

 

“EXCESSIVE SORROW LAUGHS. EXCESSIVE JOY WEEPS.”

“THE WEAK IN COURAGE IS STRONG IN CUNNING.”

 

“OPPOSITION IS TRUE FRIENDSHIP.”

 

“THE EYE ALTERING, ALTERS ALL.”

 

“CHRIST’S CRUCIFIX SHALL BE MADE AN EXCUSE FOR EXECUTING CRIMINALS.”

“ETERNITY IS IN LOVE WITH THE PRODUCTIONS OF TIME.”

 

“ART CAN NEVER EXIST WITHOUT NAKED BEAUTY DISPLAYED.”

 

“ALWAYS BE READY TO SPEAK YOUR MIND, AND A BASE MAN WILL AVOID YOU.”

 

“HE WHOSE FACE GIVES NO LIGHT, SHALL NEVER BECOME A STAR.”

“AS A MAN IS, SO HE SEES. AS THE EYE IS FORMED, SUCH ARE ITS POWERS.”

 

“EXUBERANCE IS BEAUTY.”

 

“ACTIVE EVIL IS BETTER THAN PASSIVE GOOD.”

 

“THE SOUL OF SWEET DELIGHT, CAN NEVER BE DEFILED.”

“LIVES IN ETERNITY’S SUNRISE.”

 

“TRAVELERS REPOSE AND DREAM AMONG MY LEAVES.”

” William Blake Quotes “

“DO WHAT YOU WILL, THIS WORLD’S A FICTION AND IS MADE UP OF CONTRADICTION.”

 

“BOTH READ THE BIBLE DAY AND NIGHT, BUT THOU READ BLACK WHERE I READ WHITE.”

 

“YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT IS ENOUGH UNLESS YOU KNOW WHAT IS MORE THAN ENOUGH.”

 

“THINK IN THE MORNING. ACT IN THE NOON. EAT-IN THE EVENING. SLEEP IN THE NIGHT.”

 

“ENERGY IS AN ETERNAL DELIGHT, AND HE WHO DESIRES, BUT ACTS NOT, BREEDS PESTILENCE.”

 

“THE MAN WHO NEVER IN HIS MIND AND THOUGHTS TRAVEL’D TO HEAVEN IS NO ARTIST.”

“PRISONS ARE BUILT WITH STONES OF LAW. BROTHELS WITH THE BRICKS OF RELIGION.”

 

“IF THE DOORS OF PERCEPTION WERE CLEANSED EVERYTHING WOULD APPEAR TO MAN AS IT IS, INFINITE.”

 

“THE HOURS OF FOLLY ARE MEASURED BY THE CLOCK; BUT OF WISDOM, NO CLOCK CAN MEASURE.”

 

“THE MAN WHO NEVER ALTERS HIS OPINIONS IS LIKE STANDING WATER AND BREEDS REPTILES OF THE MIND.”

“WHEN A SINISTER PERSON MEANS TO BE YOUR ENEMY, THEY ALWAYS START BY TRYING TO BECOME YOUR FRIEND.”

 

“THOSE WHO RESTRAIN THEIR DESIRES, DO SO BECAUSE THEIRS IS WEAK ENOUGH TO BE RESTRAINED.”

 

“IMAGINATION IS THE REAL AND ETERNAL WORLD OF WHICH THIS VEGETABLE UNIVERSE IS BUT A FAINT SHADOW.”

” Long William Blake Quotes “

“THAT THE JEWS ASSUMED A RIGHT EXCLUSIVELY TO THE BENEFITS OF GOD WILL BE A LASTING WITNESS AGAINST THEM AND THE SAME WILL IT BE AGAINST CHRISTIANS.”

 

“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 SUNRISE.”

 

“TO SEE A WORLD IN A GRAIN OF SAND AND HEAVEN IN A WILDFLOWER HOLD INFINITY IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND AND ETERNITY IN AN HOUR.”

 

“FUN I LOVE, BUT TOO MUCH FUN IS OF ALL THINGS THE MOST LOATHSOME. MIRTH IS BETTER THAN FUN, AND HAPPINESS IS BETTER THAN MIRTH.”

 

“I MUST CREATE A SYSTEM OR BE ENSLAVED BY ANOTHER MANS; I WILL NOT REASON AND COMPARE: MY BUSINESS IS TO CREATE.”

“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.”

 

“LOVE SEEKETH NOT ITSELF TO PLEASE, NOR FOR ITSELF HATH ANY CARE, BUT FOR ANOTHER GIVES ITS EASE, AND BUILDS A HEAVEN IN HELL’S DESPAIR.”

 

 

“WITHOUT CONTRARIES IS NO PROGRESSION. ATTRACTION AND REPULSION, REASON AND ENERGY, LOVE AND HATE, ARE NECESSARY TO HUMAN EXISTENCE.”

 

“I HAVE NO NAME: I AM BUT TWO DAYS OLD. WHAT SHALL I CALL THEE? I HAPPY AM, JOY IS MY NAME. SWEET JOY BEFALL THEE!”

“LOVE TO FAULTS IS ALWAYS BLIND, ALWAYS IS TO JOY INCLINED. LAWLESS, WINGED, AND UNCONFINED, AND BREAKS ALL CHAINS FROM EVERY MIND.”

 

“WHEN I TELL THE TRUTH, IT IS NOT FOR THE SAKE OF CONVINCING THOSE WHO DO NOT KNOW IT, BUT FOR THE SAKE OF DEFENDING THOSE THAT DO.”

 

“CAN I SEE ANOTHER’S WOE, AND NOT BE IN SORROW TOO? CAN I SEE ANOTHER’S GRIEF, AND NOT SEEK FOR KIND RELIEF?”

 

“WHAT IS GRAND IS NECESSARILY OBSCURE TO WEAK MEN. THAT WHICH CAN BE MADE EXPLICIT TO THE IDIOT IS NOT WORTH MY CARE.”

“MAN HAS NO BODY DISTINCT FROM HIS SOUL; FOR THAT CALLED BODY IS A PORTION OF SOUL DISCERNED BY THE FIVE SENSES, THE CHIEF INLETS OF SOUL IN THIS AGE.”

 

“I WAS ANGRY WITH MY FRIEND: I TOLD MY WRATH, MY WRATH DID END. I WAS ANGRY WITH MY FOE: I TOLD IT NOT, MY WRATH DID GROW.”

 

“THE FOUNDATION OF EMPIRE IS ART AND SCIENCE. REMOVE THEM OR DEGRADE THEM, AND THE EMPIRE IS NO MORE. EMPIRE FOLLOWS ART AND NOT VICE VERSA AS ENGLISHMEN SUPPOSE.”

 

“WHAT IS THE PRICE OF EXPERIENCE? DO MEN BUY IT FOR A SONG? OR WISDOM FOR A DANCE IN THE STREET? NO, IT IS BOUGHT WITH THE PRICE OF ALL THE MAN HATH, HIS HOUSE, HIS WIFE, HIS CHILDREN.”

“TO THE EYES OF A MISER A GUINEA IS MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN THE SUN, AND A BAG WORN WITH THE USE OF MONEY HAS MORE BEAUTIFUL PROPORTIONS THAN A VINE FILLED WITH GRAPES.”

 

“THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A BAD ARTIST AND A GOOD ONE IS: THE BAD ARTIST SEEMS TO COPY A GREAT DEAL; THE GOOD ONE REALLY DOES.”

 

“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.”

 

“POETRY FETTERED, FETTERS THE HUMAN RACE. NATIONS ARE DESTROYED OR FLOURISH IN PROPORTION AS THEIR POETRY, PAINTING, AND MUSIC ARE DESTROYED OR FLOURISH.”

“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.”

 

“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.”

 

“HE WHO WOULD DO GOOD TO ANOTHER MUST DO IT IN MINUTE PARTICULARS: GENERAL GOOD IS THE PLEA OF THE SCOUNDREL, HYPOCRITE, AND FLATTERER, FOR ART AND SCIENCE CANNOT EXIST BUT IN MINUTELY ORGANIZED PARTICULARS.”

 

“WANT OF MONEY AND THE DISTRESS OF A THIEF CAN NEVER BE ALLEGED AS THE CAUSE OF HIS THIEVING, FOR MANY HONEST PEOPLE, ENDURE GREATER HARDSHIPS WITH FORTITUDE. WE MUST THEREFORE SEEK THE CAUSE ELSEWHERE THAN IN WANT OF MONEY, FOR THAT IS THE MISER’S PASSION, NOT THE THIEF’S.”

“WHAT IS A WIFE AND WHAT IS A HARLOT? WHAT IS A CHURCH AND WHAT IS A THEATRE? ARE THEY TWO AND NOT ONE? CAN THEY EXIST SEPARATE? ARE NOT RELIGION AND POLITICS THE SAME THING? BROTHERHOOD IS RELIGION. O DEMONSTRATIONS OF REASON DIVIDING FAMILIES IN CRUELTY AND PRIDE!”


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