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William Blake
William Blake

Born in 1757 in London, William Blake began to write poetry at the age of 12. His official occupation in later years was as engraver, though he wanted to be an artist. Blake lived in a period of great upheaval and revolution and his displeasure with society and social injustice often became the subject of his writings, including "Songs of Experience" and "The Songs of Innocence and Experie…

Date of Birth: November 28, 1757
Date of Death: August 12, 1827


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"Love seeketh not itself to please, but for another gives its ease." William Blake
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"It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend." William Blake
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"I am really sorry to see my countrymen trouble themselves about politics. If men were wise, the most arbitrary princes could not hurt them. If they are not wise, the freest government is compelled to be a tyranny. Princes appear to me to be fools. Houses of Commons and Houses of Lords appear to me to be fools; they seem to me to be something else besides human life." William Blake
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"The road to excess leads to the palace of wisdom...for we never know what is enough until we know what is more than enough." William Blake
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Excess   

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"Twas on a Holy Thursday, their innocent faces clean, / The children walking two and two, in red and blue and green." William Blake
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"Every Night and every MornSome to Misery are born.Every Morn and every NightSome are born to Sweet Delight,Some are born to Endless Night." William Blake
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"Thy friendship oft has made my heart to ache; do be my enemy - for friendship's sake" William Blake
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"As the caterpillar chooses the fairest leaves to lay her eggs on, so the priest lays his curse on the fairest joys." William Blake
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"The hours of folly are measured by the clock, but of wisdom no clock can measure." William Blake
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"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
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"If you trap the moment before it's ripe, The tears of repentance you'll certainly wipe; But if once you let the ripe moment go, You can never wipe off the tears of woe" William Blake
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"Great things are done when men and mountains meet" William Blake
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"I am in you and you in me, mutual in divine love." William Blake
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English Artist   

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"The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest." William Blake
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"Folly is the cloak of knavery." William Blake
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"For everything that lives is holy, life delights in life" William Blake
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"I cry, Love! Love! Love! happy happy Love! free as the mountain wind!" William Blake
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"You smile with pomp and rigor, you talk of benevolence and virtue; I act with benevolence and virtue and get murdered time after time." William Blake
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Piety   

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"Those who control their passions do so because their passions are weak enough to be controlled." William Blake
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"The hum of multitudes was there, but multitudes of lambs,Thousands of little boys and girls raising their innocent hands." William Blake
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"Damn braces: Bless relaxes." William Blake
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