William Blake Quotations

William Blake

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

A Truth that's told with bad intent
Beats all the Lies you can invent.

God forbid that Truth should be confined to Mathematical Demonstration!

He who would do good to another must do it in Minute Particulars. General Good is the plea of the scoundrel, hypocrite, flatterer; for Art and Science cannot exist but in minutely organized particulars.

It is easier to forgive an Enemy than to forgive a Friend.

No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings.

Nothing can be more contemptible than to suppose Public Records to be true.

The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind.

To the eyes of a miser a guinea is far more beautiful than the sun, and a bag worn with the use of money has more beautiful proportions than a vine filled with grapes. The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing which stands in the way. As a man is, so he sees.

Truth can never be told so as to be understood, and not be believed.

Use what talents you possess; The woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.

What is now proved was once only imagined.

When I tell any truth it is not for the sake of convincing those who do not know it, but for the sake of defending those who do.

You never know what is enough until you know what is more than enough.