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William Blake

Read through the most famous quotes from William Blake

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.

— William Blake

#wonder #inspirational

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

— William Blake

#logic #philosophy #religion #truth #religion

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

— William Blake

#easier #enemy #forgive #friend #than

If a thing loves, it is infinite.

— William Blake

#loves #thing

If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro' narrow chinks of his cavern.

— William Blake

#perception #marriage

Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.

— William Blake

#self-control #marriage

The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.

— William Blake

#excess #leads #palace #road

The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.

— William Blake

#christianity #conquer #forgiveness #glory

Eternity is in love with the productions of time.

— William Blake

#love #productions #time

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

— William Blake

#thought #water

About William Blake

William Blake Quotes

Did you know about William Blake?

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. A more recent (and very short) study William Blake: Visionary Anarchist by Peter Marshall (1988) classified Blake and his contemporary William Godwin as forerunners of modern anarchism. In Visions Blake writes:

In the 19th century poet and free love advocate Algernon Charles Swinburne wrote a book on Blake drawing attention to the above motifs in which Blake praises "sacred natural love" that is not bound by another's possessive jealousy the latter characterised by Blake as a "creeping skeleton".

His paintings and poetry have been characterised as part of the Romantic movement and "Pre-Romantic" for its large appearance in the 18th century. Reverent of the Bible but hostile to the Church of England – indeed to all forms of organised religion – Blake was influenced by the ideals and ambitions of the French and American revolutions as well as by such thinkers as Jakob Böhme and Emanuel Swedenborg. Despite these known influences the singularity of Blake's work makes him difficult to classify.

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