To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour.
A truth that's told with bad intent Beats all the lies you can invent.
If a thing loves, it is infinite.
Tyger! Tyger! burning bright In the forests of the night, What immortal hand or eye Could frame thy fearful symmetry?
If the doors of perception were cleansed every thing would appear to man as it is, Infinite. For man has closed himself up, till he sees all things thro' narrow chinks of his cavern.
Those who restrain desire do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.
What is now proved was once only imagined.
The imagination is not a state: it is the human existence itself.
I must create a system, or be enslaved by another man's. I will not reason and compare: my business is to create.
The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
To generalize is to be an idiot.
In the universe, there are things that are known, and things that are unknown, and in between, there are doors.
The glory of Christianity is to conquer by forgiveness.
Eternity is in love with the productions of time.
You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough.
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.
Every Night and every Morn Some to Misery are born. Every Morn and every Night Some are born to Sweet Delight, Some are born to Endless Night.
Truth can never be told so as to be understood and not be believed.
He who kisses joy as it flies by will live in eternity's sunrise.
For all eternity, I forgive you and you forgive me.
I was walking among the fires of Hell, delighted with the enjoyments of Genius; which to Angels look like torment and insanity.
He whose face gives no light, shall never become a star.
Without contraries is no progression. Attraction and repulsion, reason and energy, love and hate, are necessary to human existence.
A man can't soar too high, when he flies with his own wings.
If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is - infinite.
My mother groaned, my father wept, into the dangerous world I leapt.
Excessive sorrow laughs. Excessive joy weeps.
Improvement makes strait roads, but the crooked roads without Improvement, are roads of Genius.
Great things are done when men and mountains meet.
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.
Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.
A good local pub has much in common with a church, except that a pub is warmer, and there's more conversation.
The most sublime act is to set another before you.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom...You never know what is enough until you know what is more than enough.
And we are put on this earth a little space that we might learn to bear the beams of love
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.
This life's dim windows of the soul Distorts the heavens from pole to pole And leads you to believe a lie When you see with, not through, the eye.
Better to shun the bait than struggle in the snare.
Man was made for joy and woe Then when this we rightly know Through the world we safely go. Joy and woe are woven fine A clothing for the soul to bind.
Some are born to sweet delight, Some are born to endless night.
For I dance And drink and sing, Till some blind hand Shall brush my wing. If thought is life And strength and breath And the want Of thought is death Then am I A happy fly If I live Or if I die
Exuberance is beauty.
For every thing that lives is Holy.
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.
Never seek to tell thy love; Love that never told can be. For the gentle wind does move silently.. invisibly.
Imagination is the real and eternal world of which this vegetable universe is but a faint shadow.
Those who control their passions do so because their passions are weak enough to be controlled.
How can a bird that is born for joy Sit in a cage and sing?
Can I see another's woe and not be in sorrow, too? Can I see another's grief and not seek for kind relief?
The tigers of wrath are wiser than the horses of instruction.
If the Sun and Moon should ever doubt, they'd immediately go out.
Everything to be imagined is an image of truth.
The lamb misused breeds public strife And yet forgives the butcher's knife.
The fool who persists in his folly will become wise.
For Mercy has a human heart Pity, a human face: And Love, the human form divine, And Peace, the human dress.
Expect poison from the standing water.
Knowledge is Life with wings
I will not reason and compare my business is to create.
Prisons are built with stones of Law, Brothels with bricks of Religion
Enlightenment means taking full responsibility for your life.
He who desires, but acts not, breeds pestilence.
A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.
Each man must create his own system or else he is a slave to another mans
The crow wished everything was black, the Owl, that everything was white.
Both read the Bible day and night, But thou read'st black where I read white.
Then cherish pity, lest you drive an angel from your door.
I myself do nothing. The Holy Spirit accomplishes all through me.
Mercy is the golden chain by which society is bound together.
The eagle never lost so much time as when he submitted to learn of the crow
Sooner strangle an infant in its cradle than nurse unacted desires.
The Sick Rose 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.
When the stars threw down their spears, and watered heaven with their tears, did he smile his work to see? Did he who made the Lamb make thee?
Children of the future age Reading this indignant page Know that in a former time Love, sweet love, was thought a crime
Energy is eternal delight.
Opposition is true Friendship.
What is grand is necessarily obscure to weak men. That which can be made explicit to the idiot is not worth my care.
Without contraries there is no progression.
He who replies to words of doubt doth put the light of knowledge out.
The weak in courage is strong in cunning.
Thus men forgot that all deities reside in the human breast.
How can the bird that is born for joy Sit in a cage and sing? How can a child, when fears annoy, But droop his tender wing, And forget his youthful spring?
The prince's robes and beggar's rags, Are toadstools on the miser's bags. A truth that's told with bad intent, Beats all the lies you can invent
And is he honest who resists his genius or conscience only for the sake of present ease or gratification
Dip him in the river who loves water.
Make your own rules or be a slave to another man's.
The moon, like a flower in heaven's high bower, with silent delight sits and smiles on the night.
The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.
When a sinister person means to be your enemy, they always start by trying to become your friend
The busy bee has no time for sorrow.
I will not cease from mental fight Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand.
And I watered it in fears, Night and morning with my tears; And I sunned it with smiles, And with soft deceitful wiles.
The apple tree never asks the beech how he shall grow, nor the lion, the horse, how he shall take his prey.
When nations grow old the Arts grow cold And commerce settles on every tree
The eye altering, alters all.
Thy friendship oft has made my heart to ache: do be my enemy for friendship's sake.
How do you know but ev’ry Bird that cuts the airy way, Is an immense world of delight, clos’d by your senses five?
Excuse my enthusiasm or rather madness, for I am really drunk with intellectual vision whenever I take a pencil or graver into my hand.
The naked woman’s body is a portion of eternity too great for the eye of man.
The bird a nest, the spider a web, man friendship.