Quotes by William Blake

A truth that's told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.
– William Blake
Art is the tree of life. Science is the tree of death.
– William Blake
As a man is, so he sees. As the eye is formed, such are its powers.
– William Blake
Better murder an infant in its cradle than nurse an unacted desire.
– William Blake
Both read the Bible day and night, but thou read black where I read white.
– William Blake
Can I see another's woe, and not be in sorrow too? Can I see another's grief, and not seek for kind relief?
– William Blake
Embraces are cominglings from the head even to the feet, and not a pompous high priest entering by a secret place.
– William Blake
Energy is an eternal delight, and he who desires, but acts not, breeds pestilence.
– William Blake
Eternity is in love with the productions of time.
– William Blake
Every harlot was a virgin once.
– William Blake
Excessive sorrow laughs. Excessive joy weeps.
– William Blake
Exuberance is beauty.
– William Blake
For everything that lives is holy, life delights in life.
– William Blake
Great things are done when men and mountains meet.
– 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
He who would do good to another must do it in Minute Particulars: general Good is the plea of the scoundrel, hypocrite, and flatterer, for Art and Science cannot exist but in minutely organized Particulars.
– William Blake
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!
– William Blake
I must create a system or be enslaved by another mans; I will not reason and compare: my business is to create.
– William Blake
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
If the Sun and Moon should ever doubt, they'd immediately go out.
– William Blake