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William Blake

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Christ's crucifix shall be made an excuse for executing criminals.

— William Blake

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He who desires, but acts not, breeds pestilence.

— William Blake

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

— William Blake

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One thought fills immensity.

— William Blake

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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.

— William Blake

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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.

— William Blake

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

— William Blake

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Lives in eternity's sun rise.

— William Blake

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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.

— William Blake

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Prisons are built with stones of Law. Brothels with the bricks of religion.

— William Blake

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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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