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WILLIAM BLAKE
English artist and poet
(1757 - 1827)
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A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.
      - [Fools]

All futurity seems teeming with endless destruction never to be repelled; Desperate remorse swallows the present in a quenchless rage.
      - [Futurity]

As the caterpillar chooses the fairest leaves to lay her eggs on, the priest lays his curse on the fairest joys.
      - [Curses]

Do what you will this life's a fiction and is made up of contradiction.
      - [Life]

Energy is eternal delight.
      - [Energy]

Eternity is in love with the productions of time.
      - [Eternity]

Expect poison from the standing water.
      - [Water]

Exuberance is beauty.
      - [Abundance]

Great things are done when men and mountains meet.
      - [Greatness]

If a fool would persist in his folly, he would become wise.
      - [Fools]

If a thing loves, it is infinite.
      - [Love]

If heaven send no supplies,
  The fairest blossom of the garden dies.
      - [Providence]

If others had not been foolish, we should be so.
      - [Folly]

If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.
      - [Perception]

Improvement makes straight roads; but the crooked roads without improvement are roads of genius.
      - [Improvement]

Man has closed himself up, till he sees all things through the narrow chinks of his cavern.
      - [Narrow-mindedness]

No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.
      - [Individuality]

One thought fills immensity.
      - [Thought]

Prudence is a rich, ugly old maid wooed by incapacity.
      - [Prudence]

Sweet sleep, with soft down
  Weave thy brows an infant crown!
    Sweet sleep, angel mild,
      Hover o'er my happy child.
      - [Babies]

The eye altering, alters all.
      - [Seeing]

The pure soul shall mount on native wings, . . . and cut a path into the heaven of glory.
      - [Glory]

The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
      - [Excess]

The whole of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
      - [Excess : Wisdom]

Those who restrain desire, do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.
      - [Desire]


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