“The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water and breeds reptiles of the mind.”― William Blake. Here are 44 Top William Blake Quotes.

William Blake Quotes

1. “The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.”― William Blake

2. “A man can't soar too high, when he flies with his own wings.”― William Blake

3. “What is now proved was once only imagined.”― William Blake

4. “The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom...You never know what is enough until you know what is more than enough.”― William Blake

5. “My mother groaned, my father wept, into the dangerous world I leapt.”― William Blake

6. “Eternity is in love with the productions of time.”― William Blake

7. “Excessive sorrow laughs. Excessive joy weeps.”― William Blake

8. “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.”― William Blake

9. “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

10. “Improvement makes strait roads, but the crooked roads without Improvement, are roads of Genius.”― William Blake

11. “You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough.”― William Blake

William Blake Quotes

12. “The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself.”― William Blake

13. “Better to shun the bait than struggle in the snare.”― William Blake

14. “Great things are done when men and mountains meet.”― William Blake

15. “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 despair.”― William Blake

16. “A truth that's told with bad intent Beats all the lies you can invent.”― William Blake

17. “Man was made for joy and woe Then when this we rightly know Through the world we safely go. Joy and woe are woven fine A clothing for the soul to bind.”― William Blake

18. “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

19. “Every Night and every Morn Some to Misery are born. Every Morn and every Night Some are born to Sweet Delight, Some are born to Endless Night.”― William Blake

20. “Some are born to sweet delight, Some are born to endless night.”― William Blake

21. “I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man's. I will not reason and compare: my business is to create.”― William Blake

22. “Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.”― William Blake

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William Blake Quotes

23. “Truth can never be told so as to be understood and not be believed.”― William Blake

24. “If a thing loves, it is infinite.”― William Blake

25. “The most sublime act is to set another before you.”― William Blake

26. “He who kisses joy as it flies by will live in eternity's sunrise.”― William Blake

27. “For I dance And drink and sing, Till some blind hand Shall brush my wing. If thought is life And strength and breath And the want Of thought is death Then am I A happy fly If I live Or if I die”― William Blake

28. “For all eternity, I forgive you and you forgive me.”― William Blake

29. “Exuberance is beauty.”― William Blake

30. “A good local pub has much in common with a church, except that a pub is warmer, and there's more conversation.”― William Blake

31. “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 thro' narrow chinks of his cavern.”― William Blake

32. “I was walking among the fires of Hell, delighted with the enjoyments of Genius; which to Angels look like torment and insanity.”― William Blake

33. “The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.”― William Blake

William Blake Quotes

34. “Excuse my enthusiasm or rather madness, for I am really drunk with intellectual vision whenever I take a pencil or graver into my hand.”― William Blake

35. “And we are put on this earth a little space that we might learn to bear the beams of love.”― William Blake

36. “He whose face gives no light shall never become a star.”― William Blake

37. “The naked woman’s body is a portion of eternity too great for the eye of man.”― William Blake

38. “Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.”― William Blake

39. “Without contraries is no progression. Attraction and repulsion, reason and energy, love and hate, are necessary to human existence.”― William Blake

40. “To generalize is to be an idiot.”― William Blake

41. “When nations grow old the Arts grow cold And commerce settles on every tree.”― William Blake

42.“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 sunrise.”― William Blake

43. “If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is - infinite.”― William Blake

44. “The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.”― William Blake

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Best of William Blake Quotes

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“Great things are done when men and mountains meet.” ― William Blake
2.
“You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough.” ― William Blake
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“A truth that's told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.” ― William Blake

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