Quotes by William Blake

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The Imagination is not a State: it is the Human Existence itself.
Prisons are built with stones of Law, Brothels with bricks of Religion..
If the doors of perception were cleansed, every thing would appear to man as it is, infinite.
The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water, and breeds reptiles of the mind.
Those who control their passions do so because their passions are weak enough to be controlled.
And priests in black gowns were walking their rounds, And binding with briars my joys and desires.
Men are admitted into Heaven not because they have curbed & govern'd their Passions or have No Passions, but because they have Cultivated their Understandings. The Treasures of Heaven are not Negations of Passion, but Realities of Intellect, from which all the Passions Emanate Uncurbed in their Eternal Glory.
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