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.

It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend. William Blake
When a sinister person means to be your enemy, they always start by trying to become your friend. William Blake
Energy is eternal delight. William Blake
The eagle never lost so much time as when he submitted to learn from the crow. William Blake
A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees. William Blake
You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough. William Blake
Shame is pride's cloak. William Blake
The Sun does arise, / And make happy the skies; / The merry bells ring / To welcome the Spring. William Blake
Never seek to tell thy love, / Love that never told can be; / For the gentle wind doth move / Silently, invisibly. / I told my love, I told my love, / I told my heart, / Trembling, cold, in ghastly fears. / Ah! she did depart! / Soon after she was gone from me, / A traveller came by, / Silently, invisibly: / He took her with a sigh. William Blake
Improvement makes strait roads: but the crooked roads without improvement are roads of genius. William Blake
Always be ready to speak your mind, and a base man will avoid you. William Blake
A truth that's told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent. William Blake
Desperate remorse swallows the present in a quenchless rage. William Blake
All futurity seems teeming with endless destruction never to be repelled. Desperate remorse swallows the present in a quenchless rage. William Blake
Better to shun the bait than struggle in the snare. William Blake
Cruelty has a human heart, / And Jealousy a human face; / Terror the human form divine, / And Secresy the human dress. / The human dress is forged iron, / The human form a fiery forge, / The human face a furnace sealed, / The human heart its hungry gorge. William Blake
No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings. William Blake
There is a smile of love, / And there is a smile of deceit, / And there is a smile of smiles / In which these two smiles meet. 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
The child's toys and the old man's reasons are the fruits of two seasons. William Blake
Love and harmony combine, / And round our souls entwine / While thy branches mix with mine, / And our roots together join. William Blake
The crow wished everything was black, the Owl, that everything was white. William Blake