William Blake Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old william blake quotes, william blake sayings, and william blake proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


We are not meant to resolve all contradictions but to live with them and rise above them.      

William Blake

Gratitude is heaven itself.     

William Blake

The tigers of wrath are wiser than the horses of instruction.     

William Blake

I was angry with my friend: / I told my wrath, my wrath did end. / I was angry with my foe: / I told it not, my wrath did grow.     

William Blake

Hold infinity in the palm of your hand.     

William Blake

O Rose thou art sick / The invisible worm, That flies in the night / In the howling storm: Has found out thy bed / Of crimson joy: And his dark secret love / Does thy life destroy     

William Blake

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

William Blake

The pride of the peacock is the glory of god.      

William Blake

The modest Rose puts forth a thorn,The humble sheep a threat’ning horn: While the Lily white shall in love delight, Nor a thorn nor a threat stain her beauty bright.     

William Blake

The weak in courage is strong in cunning.     

William Blake

Do what you will, this world's a fiction and is made up of contradiction.     

William Blake

Each man is haunted until his humanity awakens.     

William Blake

It is not because angels are holier than men or devils that makes them angels, but because they do not expect holiness from one another, but from God only.     

William Blake

Mechanical excellence is the only vehicle of genius.     

William Blake

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

William Blake

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

William Blake

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.     

William Blake

He who binds to himself a job /Does the winged life destroy / But he who kisses the joy as it flies / Lives in eternity's sunrise.     

William Blake

Energy is the only life, and is from the body; and reason is the bound or outward circumference of energy. Energy is eternal delight.     

William Blake

Ah Sunflower, weary of time / Who countest the steps of the sun; / Seeking after that sweet golden clime / Where the traveller's journey is done     

William Blake

It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.     

William Blake

Twas on a Holy Thursday their innocent faces clean / The children walking two & two in red & blue & green / Grey headed beadles walked before with wands as white as snow / Till into the high dome of Pauls they like Thames waters flow.     

William Blake

How can a bird that is born for joy sit in a cage and sing?     

William Blake

To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower Hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour.     

William Blake

The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.     

William Blake

The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.     

William Blake

I see a Whale in the south-sea, drinking my soul away.      

William Blake

I am in you and you in me, mutual in divine love.     

William Blake

Does the Eagle know what is in the pit? / Or wilt thou go ask the Mole? / Can Wisdom be put in a silver rod? / Or Love in a golden bowl?     

William Blake

Without contraries is no progression. Attraction and repulsion, reason and energy, love and hate, are necessary to human existence.     

William Blake