William Blake

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Born Monday 28 November 1757, died Sunday 12 August 1827

Occupation: Poet

Nationality: English

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ease (1), builds (1), Hells (1), despair (1), method (1), knowledge (1), experiment (1), contraries (1), progression (1) [Words used by William Blake]

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

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The eye altering, alters all.

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The soul of sweet delight, can never be defiled.

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Travelers repose and dream among my leaves.

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

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What is grand is necessarily obscure to weak men. That which can be made explicit to the idiot is not worth my care.

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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.

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The weak in courage is strong in cunning.

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I have no name: I am but two days old. What shall I call thee? I happy am, Joy is my name. Sweet joy befall thee!

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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.

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Lives in eternity's sun rise.

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

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

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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.

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In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.

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If a thing loves, it is infinite.

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The hours of folly are measured by the clock; but of wisdom, no clock can measure.

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What is the price of experience? Do men buy it for a song? Or wisdom for a dance in the street? No, it is bought with the price of all the man hath, his house, his wife, his children.

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Prudence is a rich, ugly, old maid courted by incapacity.

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The foundation of empire is art and science. Remove them or degrade them, and the empire is no more. Empire follows art and not vice versa as Englishmen suppose.

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