William Blake was an English poet and artist widely regarded as one of the most important seminal figures of the Romantic Age. His notable works include Songs of Innocence and of Experience, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell, Jerusalem and Milton. His works were not well-known during his lifetime. It was several years after his death that interest in his work increased significantly.
He was the third of seven children born to Catherine and James Blake. He was married to Catherine Boucher from 1782 until her death in 1827.
In the BBC's 2002 poll of the 100 Greatest Britons, he was placed at the 38th position.
A truth that's told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent.William Blake
Active Evil is better than Passive Good.William Blake
Art can never exist without naked beauty displayed.William Blake
Art is the tree of life. Science is the tree of death.William Blake
Can I see another's woe, and not be in sorrow too? Can I see another's grief, and not seek for kind relief?William Blake
Eternity is in love with the productions of time.William Blake
Excessive sorrow laughs. Excessive joy weeps.William Blake
Exuberance is beauty.William Blake
Fun I love, but too much fun is of all things the most loathsome. Mirth is better than fun, and happiness is better than mirth.William Blake
Great things are done when men and mountains meet.William Blake
He who binds to himself a joy Does the winged life destroy But he who kisses the joy as it flies Lives in eternity's sun rise.William Blake
He who would do good to another must do it in Minute Particulars: general Good is the plea of the scoundrel, hypocrite, and flatterer, for Art and Science cannot exist but in minutely organized Particulars.William Blake
I must create a system or be enslaved by another mans I will not reason and compare: my business is to create.William Blake
Imagination is the real and eternal world of which this vegetable universe is but a faint shadow.William Blake
In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.William Blake
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.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
Love seeketh not itself to please, nor for itself hath any care, but for another gives its ease, and builds a Heaven in Hell's despair.William Blake
Man has no Body distinct from his Soul for that called Body is a portion of Soul discerned by the five Senses, the chief inlets of Soul in this age.William Blake
Opposition is true friendship.William Blake
Poetry fettered, fetters the human race. Nations are destroyed or flourish in proportion as their poetry, painting, and music are destroyed or flourish.William Blake
Prisons are built with stones of Law. Brothels with the bricks of religion.William Blake
That the Jews assumed a right exclusively to the benefits of God will be a lasting witness against them and the same will it be against Christians.William Blake
The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.William Blake
The difference between a bad artist and a good one is: the bad artist seems to copy a great deal the good one really does.William Blake
The foundation of empire is art and science. Remove them or degrade them, and the empire is no more. Empire follows art and not vice versa as Englishmen suppose.William Blake
The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.William Blake
The hours of folly are measured by the clock but of wisdom, no clock can measure.William Blake
The man who never in his mind and thoughts travel'd to heaven is no artist.William Blake
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.William Blake
The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.William Blake
The tree which moves some to tears of joy is in the eyes of others only a green thing that stands in the way. Some see nature all ridicule and deformity... and some scarce see nature at all. But to the eyes of the man of imagination, nature is imagination itself.William Blake
The true method of knowledge is experiment.William Blake
The weak in courage is strong in cunning.William Blake
Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.William Blake
To the eyes of a miser a guinea is more beautiful than the sun, and a bag worn with the use of money has more beautiful proportions than a vine filled with grapes.William Blake
Travelers repose and dream among my leaves.William Blake
Want of money and the distress of a thief can never be alleged as the cause of his thieving, for many honest people endure greater hardships with fortitude. We must therefore seek the cause elsewhere than in want of money, for that is the miser's passion, not the thief s.William Blake
What is a wife and what is a harlot? What is a church and what is a theatre? are they two and not one? Can they exist separate? Are not religion and politics the same thing? Brotherhood is religion. O demonstrations of reason dividing families in cruelty and pride!William Blake
What is grand is necessarily obscure to weak men. That which can be made explicit to the idiot is not worth my care.William Blake
What is the price of experience? Do men buy it for a song? Or wisdom for a dance in the street? No, it is bought with the price of all the man hath, his house, his wife, his children.William Blake
When I tell the truth, it is not for the sake of convincing those who do not know it, but for the sake of defending those that do.William Blake
Where mercy, love, and pity dwell, there God is dwelling too.William Blake
was a famous English poet and painter,
who was born on
November 28, 1757. As a person born on this date, William Blake is listed in our database as the 2nd
most popular celebrity for the day (November 28).
People born on November 28
fall under the Zodiac sign of Sagittarius, the Archer.
William Blake is the 115th most popular Sagittarius.
Aside from information specific to William Blake's birthday, William Blake is the 130th most famous English and ranks 262nd in famous people born in London, England, UK.
In general, William Blake ranks as the 1398th
most popular famous person, and the 3rd most popular poet of all time.
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