"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."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."William Blake on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."William Blake on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."William Blake on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."William Blake on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."William Blake on Mark Twain
"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."
"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."
"Art can never exist without naked beauty displayed."
"Art is the tree of life. Science is the tree of death."
"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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