Love Quotes by William Blake

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.
~William Blake

Never seek to tell thy love, / Love that never told can be; / For the gentle wind does move / Silently, invisibly.
~ William Blake

If a thing loves, it is infinite.
~ William Blake

Sweet babe, in thy face Soft desires I can trace, Secret joys and secret smiles, Little pretty infant wiles.
~ A Cradle Song

Where Mercy, Love, and Pity dwell There God is dwelling too. For Mercy has a human heart, Pity a human face, And Love, the human form divine, And Peace, the human dress.

How have you left the ancient love
That bards of old enjoy’d in you!
The languid strings do scarcely move,
The sound is forced, the notes are few.
~From “To the Muses”

Grown old in love from seven till seven times seven,
I oft have wished for Hell for ease from Heaven
~Notebook

“Fun I love, but too much fun is of all things the most loathsome. Mirth is better than fun, and happiness is better than mirth. ”

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.
~ William Blake

I am in you and you in me, mutual in divine love.
~ William Blake

Thy friendship oft has made my heart to ache; do be my enemy – for friendship’s sake

The soul of sweet delight, can never be defiled.
~ William Blake

There is a smile of love,
And there is a smile of deceit,
And there is a smile of smiles
In which these two smiles meet.
~ William Blake’s The Smile

Excessive sorrow laughs. Excessive joy weeps.
~ William Blake

Mere enthusiasm is the all in all. . . .
Passion and expression are beauty itself.
~ William Blake

Those who restrain their desires, do so because theirs is weak enough to be restrained.
~William Blake

Can Wisdom be put in a silver rod?
Or Love in a golden bowl?
~The Book of Thel

What is it men in women to require?
The lineaments of gratified desire.
What is it women do in men require?
The lineaments of gratified desire.
~William Blake

He who shall hurt the little wren
Shall never be beloved by men.
~Auguries of Innocence

I told my love, I told my love,
I told her all my heart,
Trembling, cold, in ghastly fears.
Ah! she did depart!
~William Blake

O deck her forth with thy fair fingers; pour
Thy soft kisses on her bosom; and put
Thy golden crown upon her languish’d head,
Whose modest tresses are bound up for thee.
~From To Spring

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