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William Blake

Read through the most famous quotes from William Blake

If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is - infinite.

— William Blake

#infinity #opportunity #perception #potential #truth

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.

— William Blake

#grudges #rage #venting #anger

Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.

— William Blake

#act #eat #evening #night #noon

Exuberance is beauty.

— William Blake


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 sun rise.

— William Blake

#wisdom #inspirational

Better to shun the bait than struggle in the snare.

— William Blake

#inspirational #wisdom #inspirational

You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough.

— William Blake

#know #more #never #than #unless

For every thing that lives is Holy.

— William Blake


If the Sun and Moon should ever doubt, they'd immediately go out.

— William Blake

#ever #go #immediately #moon #out

The lamb misused breeds public strife And yet forgives the butcher's knife.

— William Blake

#hypocrisy #poetry #vegetarianism #forgiveness

About 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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