Top 10 Quotes by William Blake

William Blake

Commerce is so far from being beneficial to arts, or to empire, that it is destructive of both, as all their history shows, for the above reason of individual merit being its great hatred. Empires flourish till they become commercial, and then they are scattered abroad to the four winds.

William Blake
But if at church they would give some ale. And a pleasant fire our souls to regale. We'd sing and we'd pray all the live long day, Nor ever once from the church to stray.
William Blake

Invention depends altogether upon execution or organization; as that is right or wrong so is the invention perfect or imperfect.

William Blake
I was in a Printing-house in Hell, and saw the method in which knowledge is transmitted from generation to generation.
William Blake

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

William Blake
Does a firm persuasion that a thing is so, make it so?
William Blake

The look of love alarms Because 'tis filled with fire; But the look of soft deceit Shall sin the lover's hire.

William Blake
Some will say, Is not God alone the Prolific? I answer, God only Acts & Is, in existing beings or Men.
William Blake

Kill not the moth nor butterfly, For the Last Judgement draweth nigh.

William Blake
Piping down the valleys wild, Piping songs of pleasant glee, On a cloud I saw a child, And he laughing said to me: "Pipe a song about a Lamb." So I piped with merry cheer; "Piper, pipe that song again." So I piped; he wept to hear.