I am really sorry to see my countrymen trouble themselves about politics. If men were wise, the most arbitrary princes could not hurt them. If they are not wise, the freest government is compelled to be a tyranny. Princes appear to me to be fools. Houses of Commons and Houses of Lords appear to me t
You become what you behold.
The fool who persists in his folly will become wise.
God forbid that Truth should be confined to Mathematical Demonstration!
General knowledges are those knowledges that idiots possess.
We are not meant to resolve all contradictions but to live with them and rise above them.
The eye altering, alters all. William Blak
Where lambs have nibbled, silent moves the feet of angels bright; unseen they pour blessing, and joy without ceasing, on each bud and blossom, and each sleeping bosom.
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.
The soul of sweet delight, can never be defiled. William Blak
My Brother starv'd between two Walls,His Children's Cry my Soul appalls
Let men do their duty and the women will be such wonders; the female lives from the light of the male: see a male's female dependants, you know the man.
Active Evil is better than Passive Good.
Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.
If you cannot imagine with the mind's eye much more than you can see with the mortal eye, you have a very poor imagination indeed.
Those who enter the gates of heaven are not beings who have no passions or who have curbed the passions, but those who have cultivated an understanding of them.
Without contraries there is no progression.
What seems to be, is, to those to whom it seems to be, and is productive of the most dreadful consequences to those to whom it seems to be, even of torments, despair, eternal death.
Little fly, thy summer's play My thoughtless hand has brushed away. Am not I a fly like thee? Or art not thou a man like me? For I dance and drink and sing, Till some blind hand shall brush my wing!
Let every Christian, as much as in him lies, engage himself openly and publicly, before all the World, in some mental pursuit for the Building up of Jerusalem.
Eternity is in love with the productions of time. William B
But to go to school in a summer morn, O! It drives all joy away; Under a cruel eye outworn, The little ones spend the day In sighing and dismay.
Pity would be no more, If we did not make somebody poor. Mercy no more could be, If all were happy as we.
The worship of God is, Honouring his gifts in other men each according to his genius, and loving the greatest men best; those who envy or calumniate great men hate God, for there is no other God.
Those who restrain desire, do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained; and the restrainer or reason usurps its place & governs the unwilling. And being restrain'd it by degrees becomes passive till it is only the shadow of desire.
How can a bird that is born for joy Sit in a cage and sing?
Although wine when it is read somewhat lacks the savour of wine when it is drunk, wine remains a very pleasant thing both to read about and to chat about.
Every thing possible to be believ'd is an image of truth.
Wisdom is sold in a desolate marketplace where none can come to buy.
For everything that lives is holy, life delights in life.