Inspiring William Blake Quotes About Life, Love & Nature: William Blake born on 28th November 1757 was a popular English poet, printmaker, and painter considered as a seminal figure in the history of poetry and visual arts. In his entire life, he lived in England except the three years were spent in Europe. In his family, Blake was the third child of the seven children where two of them died in infancy. He attended school to learn writing and reading. Blake at his early age started engraving copies of Greek antiquities drawings purchased for him by his father, which was preferred to actual drawing.
It was in August 1772, Blake was apprenticed to engraver James Basire of Great Queen Street. At the age of 21, he became a professional engraver. In 1782, Blake met Catherine Boucher, and on 18th August 1782 at St Mary’s Church, Battersea, he married Catherine. Blake trained Catherine to engrave along with teaching her to read and write. First collection of Blake’s poem “Poetical Sketches” was printed around 1783. In 1784, Blake and Former fellow apprentice James Parker opened a print shop. He also illustrated the 2nd edition of “Original Stories from Real Life”, 1791 by Mary Wollstonecraft.
Blake was devoted to her wife Catherine until his death. He taught her to write and she helped him color his printed poems. Several of Blake’s poems and paintings expressed a notion of universal humanity, where he believed in sexual and racial equality. After his death, for a generation, his work was neglected and almost forgotten by time.
You will find here some of the inspiring William Blake’s Quotes which will inspire you.
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
Always be ready to speak your mind, and a base man will avoid you. – William Blake
Energy is an eternal delight, and he who desires, but acts not breeds pestilence. – William Blake
The fool who persists in his folly will become wise. – William Blake
It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend. – William Blake
A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees. – 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
The true method of knowledge is an experiment. – William Blake
Great things are done when men and mountains meet. – William Blake
The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship. – William Blake
No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings. – 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
Where mercy, love, and pity dwell, there God is dwelling too. – William Blake
The man who never in his mind and thoughts traveled to heaven is no artist. – William Blake
The man who never alters his opinions is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind. – William Blake
The hours of folly are measured by the clock; but of wisdom, no clock can measure. – William Blake
For everything that lives is holy, life delights in life. – William Blake
He whose face gives no light, shall never become a star. – 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 sunrise. – William Blake
A truth that’s told with bad intent beats all the lies you can invent. – 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
The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind. – William Blake