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The Marriage of Heaven and Hell by William Blake
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William Blake
“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.”
William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

William Blake
“Expect poison from the standing water.”
William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

William Blake
“The apple tree never asks the beech how he shall grow, nor the lion, the horse, how he shall take his prey.”
William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

William Blake
“Improvement makes strait roads, but the crooked roads without Improvement, are roads of Genius.”
William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

William Blake
“The Prophets Isaiah and Ezekiel dined with me, and I asked them how they dared so roundly to assert, that God spoke to them; and whether they did not think at the time, that they would be misunderstood, & so be the cause of imposition.

Isaiah answer'd, I saw no God, nor heard any, in a finite organical perception; but my senses discover'd the infinite in every thing, and as I was then persuaded, & remain confirm'd; that the voice of honest indignation is the voice of God, I cared not for consequences but wrote.”
William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

William Blake
“The ancient tradition that the world will be consumed in fire at the end of six thousand years is true, as I have heard from Hell.

For the cherub with his flaming sword is hereby commanded to leave his guard at tree of life, and when he does, the whole creation will be consumed, and appear infinite, and holy whereas it now appears finite & corrupt.”
William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

William Blake
“But when he has done this, let him not say that he knows better than his master, for he only holds a candle in sunshine.”
William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

William Blake
“The Devil answer'd: bray a fool in a morter with wheat, yet shall not his folly be beaten out of him; if Jesus Christ is the greatest man, you ought to love him in the greatest degree; now hear how he has given his sanction to the law of ten commandments: did he not mock at the sabbath, and so mock the sabbaths God? murder those who were murder'd because of him? turn away the law from the woman taken in adultery? steal the labor of others to support him? bear false witness when he omitted making a defense before Pilate? covet when he pray'd for his disciples, and when he bid them shake off the dust of their feet against such as refused to lodge them? I tell you, no virtue can exist without breaking these ten commandments; Jesus was all virtue, and acted from impulse, not from rules.”
William Blake, The Marriage of Heaven and Hell


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