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William Blake



    It is easier to forgive an enemy than to forgive a friend.

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    Travelers repose and dream among my leaves.

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    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

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    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.

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    When a man has married a wife, he finds out whether / Her knees and elbows are only glued together.

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    Come live, and be merry, and join with me,To sing the sweet chorus of 'Ha ha he!'

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    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.

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    Great Men & Fools do often me InspireBut the Greater Fool the Greater Liar.

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    What is it men in women do require? The lineaments of Gratified Desire.What is it women do in men require? The lineaments of Gratified Desire.

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    And we are put on earth a little spaceThat we may learn to bear the beams of love.

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    The head Sublime, the heart Pathos, the genitals Beauty, the hands & feet Proportion.

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    I am in you and you in me, mutual in divine love.

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    I thought Love lived in the hot sunshine,But O, he lives in the moony light!I thought to find Love in the heat of day,But sweet Love is the comforter of night.

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    Then every man of every clime,That prays in his distress,Prays to the human form divine,Love, Mercy, Pity, Peace.

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    If a thing loves, it is infinite.

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    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.

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    Nature in darkness groans and men are bound to sullen contemplation in the night: restless they turn on beds of sorrow; in their inmost brain feeling the crushing wheels, they rise, they write the bitter words of stern philosophy and knead the bread of knowledge with tears and groans.

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    Seek Love in the pity of others' woe,In the gentle relief of another's care,In the darkness of night and the winter's snow,In the naked and outcast, seek Love there!

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    For Mercy has a human heart; Pity, a human face; Love, the human form divine; and Peace, the human dress.

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