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William Blake

William Blake

Born: November 28, 1757
Birthplace: London, England, United Kingdom
Died: August 12, 1827

Occupation: Artist and Poet
Profile: A leading figure in Romanticism and one of Britain's greatest artists and poets.

Number of Quotes: 7

And did those feet in ancient time walk upon England's mountains green?

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.

Love seeketh only Self to please,
To bind another to its delight,
Joys in another's loss of ease,
And builds a Hell in Heaven's despite.

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.

My mother groan'd, my father wept,
Into the dangerous world I leapt;
Helpless, naked, piping loud,
Like a fiend hid in a cloud.

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

The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind.

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