William Blake Quotes

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.
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
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.
No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.
Where Mercy, Love, and Pity dwell There God is dwelling too.
A truth that's told with bad intent, Beats all the lies you can invent.
Mutual forgiveness of each vice. Such are the Gates of Paradise.
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.
He's a Blockhead who wants a proof of what he Can't Percieve And he's a Fool who tries to make such a Blockhead believe.
When the doors of perception are cleansed, man will see things as they truly are, infinite.
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.
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.
The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.
For Mercy has a human heart, Pity, a human face, And Love, the human form divine, And Peace, the human dress.
The man who never alters his opinions is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind.
What is now proved was once only imagined.
You are forgiven for your happiness and your successes only if you generously consent to share them.
He who desires, but acts not, breeds pestilence.
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 dispite.
Thy friendship oft has made my heart to ache do be my enemy--for friendship's sake.
The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.
The weak in courage is strong in cunning.
To generalize is to be an idiot.
I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man's.
And because I am happy and dance and sing, They think they have done me no injury.
If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.
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.
My mother groan'd, my father wept Into the dangerous world I leapt, Helpless, naked, piping load, Like a friend hid in a cloud.
Innocence dwells with Wisdom, but never with Ignorance.
Always be ready to speak your mind and a base man will avoid you.
Energy is eternal delight.
I myself do nothing. The Holy Spirit accomplishes all through me.
As I was walking among the fires of Hell, delighted with the enjoyments of Genius which to Angels look like torment and insanity. I collected some of their Proverbs.
Those who restrain desire, do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.
When thou seest an eagle, thou seest a portion of genius lift up thy head
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