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.
If the doors of perception were cleansed everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.
The hours of folly are measured by the clock; but of wisdom, no clock can measure.
I must create a system or be enslaved by another mans; I will not reason and compare: my business is to create.
Do what you will, this world's a fiction and is made up of contradiction.
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.
The difference between a bad artist and a good one is: the bad artist seems to copy a great deal; the good one really does.
Prudence is a rich, ugly, old maid courted by incapacity.
Christ's crucifix shall be made an excuse for executing criminals.
The weak in courage is strong in cunning.
Both read the Bible day and night, but thou read black where I read white.
The foundation of empire is art and science. Remove them or degrade them, and the empire is no more. Empire follows art and not vice versa as Englishmen suppose.
The soul of sweet delight, can never be defiled.
For everything that lives is holy, life delights in life.
Poetry fettered, fetters the human race. Nations are destroyed or flourish in proportion as their poetry, painting, and music are destroyed or flourish.
Art can never exist without naked beauty displayed.
Man has no Body distinct from his Soul; for that called Body is a portion of Soul discerned by the five Senses, the chief inlets of Soul in this age.
I am in you and you in me, mutual in divine love.
Where mercy, love, and pity dwell, there God is dwelling too.
To see a world in a grain of sand and heaven in a wild flower Hold infinity in the palm of your hand and eternity in an hour.