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William Blake


“Art, Science and Empire”

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.

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“Expectations of holiness”

It is not because angels are holier than men or devils that makes them angels, but because they do not expect holiness from one another, but from God only.

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“Minute Particulars”

He who would do good to another must do it in Minute Particulars: general Good is the plea of the scoundrel, hypocrite, and flatterer, for Art and Science cannot exist but in minutely organized Particulars.

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“To see a world in a grain of sand”

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.

From the book The Portable William Blake

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“More than enough”

You never know what is enough unless you know what is more than enough.

From the book The Marriage of Heaven and Hell

— 1793

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