William Blake quotes

Famous William Blake quotes on love, friendship and passion

William Blake was an English poet and painter who thrived in the mid-1700s to early1800s, during the Romantic Age. Although he was considered eccentric by many of his peers and contemporaries, he is now held in high regard for his creativity and expressionism, and his contributions to the world of philosophy.

William Blake’s legacy includes his writings, poetry, and quotes, which teach us the importance of honesty and emotional maturity, and many writers have looked to William Blake’s works for creative inspiration. Blake imparts to us that by suppressing our emotions, we will allow negative energy to seep into our souls, which can cause due harm if it is not released. Although he denounced the idea of religion as an institution, his views and ideologies offer a moral compass for all to follow.

William Blake’s quotes show us the importance of loving others freely and without conditions, and showing others true empathy and compassion. Many of William Blake’s quotes were centered on children, teaching us the importance of sheltering and fostering a young child’s mind, so that it will bloom with creativity and wisdom with age.

William Blake was well ahead of his time in his advocacy of equality for all, children’s rights, and freedom of self-expression. William Blake’s collection of quotes serves as an essential reminder of the importance of loving one another, and treating each other with respect, dignity, and compassion, as a means of healing our souls.

  • If a thing loves, it is infinite.

  • Each man must create his own system or else he is a slave to another mans

  • A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.

  • Improvement makes strait roads, but the crooked roads without Improvement, are roads of Genius.

  • Art can never exist without Naked beauty display'd.

  • He who shall teach the child to doubt
    The rotting grave shall ne'er get out.

  • Better to shun the bait than struggle in the snare.

  • In the universe, there are things that are known, and things that are unknown, and in between, there are doors.

  • 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.

  • The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.

  • When a sinister person means to be your enemy, they always start by trying to become your friend.

  • The weak in courage is strong in cunning.

  • He whose face gives no light, shall never become a star.

  • Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.

  • They who forgive most shall be most forgiven.

  • The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.

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

  • The man who never in his mind and thoughts traveled to heaven is no artist.

  • To some people a tree is something so incredibly beautiful that it brings tears to the eyes. To others it is just a green thing that stands in the way.

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

  • You've always had the power right there in your shoes, you just had to learn it for yourself.

  • For everything that lives is holy, life delights in life.

  • 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!