William Blake Quotes

Most popular William Blake Quotes

Gratitude is heaven itself.
— William Blake
One thought fills immensity.

thoughts

Opposition is true friendship.

opposition

To generalize is to be an idiot.
— William Blake

determination

All deities reside in the human breast.
— William Blake

gods God

The weak in courage is strong in cunning.

courage

What is now proved was once only imagined.

imagination

Excess of sorrow laughs. Excess of joy weeps.
— William Blake
People who believe in little laugh at little.
— William Blake
Excess of sorrow laughs.  Excess of joy weeps.

joy sorrow suffering

He who desires but acts not, breeds pestilence.

inaction

He who desires, but acts not, breeds pestilence.
— William Blake

action

The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.

excess

The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.
— William Blake

friendship

A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.

foolishness wisdom trees

A robin redbreast in a cage
Puts all Heaven in a rage.
— William Blake
No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.
— William Blake

success

No bird soars too high, if he soars with his own wing.

aspiration

Everything that lives, Lives not alone, nor for itself.
— William Blake
No birds soars too high if he soars with his own wings.
— William Blake
No bird soars too high, if he soars with his own wings.
— William Blake
I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man's.
— William Blake
Love to faults is always blind,
Always is to joy inclined.
— William Blake Poems

joy

It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.
— William Blake

friendship enemies forgiveness

It is the greatest of crimes to depress true art and science.

science science & art art

A truth that's told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.
— William Blake

morals truth honesty

You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough.
— William Blake

excess knowledge

Think in the morning, act in the noon, eat in the evening, sleep at night.
— William Blake
When thou seest an eagle, thou seest a portion of genius; lift up thy head!

birds

I cannot consider death as anything but a removing from one room to another.

death

The head Sublime, the heart Pathos, the genitals Beauty, the hands and feet Proportion.
— William Blake
If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.

reality perception

A man who never alters his opinion is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind.
— William Blake

flexible thinking opinions

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

open-mindedness opinions

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

opinions

Can I see another's woe,
And not be in sorrow too?
Can I see another's grief.
and not seek for kind relief?

sorrow compassion

The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eye of others only a green thing which stands in the way.
— William Blake

trees

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

reality universalism

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

universalism

If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things through narrow chinks of his cavern.
— William Blake
Never seek to tell thy love,  
Love that never told can be;
For the gentle wind does move
Silently, invisibly.
I told my love, I told my love,
I told her all my heart;
Trembling, cold, in ghastly fears,
Ah! she did depart!
Soon as she was gone from me,
A traveller came by,
Silently, invisibly 
He took her with a sigh.