He whose face gives no light, shall never become a star

looking into sunny glare

In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy

In seed time learn, in harvest teach, in winter enjoy.
Drive your cart and your plow over the bones of the dead.
The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.
Prudence is a rich, ugly old maid courted by Incapacity.
He who desires but acts not, breeds pestilence.
The cut worm forgives the plow.
Dip him in the river who loves water.
A fool sees not the same tree that a wise man sees.
He whose face gives no light, shall never become a star.
Eternity is in love with the productions of time.
The busy bee has no time for sorrow.
The hours of folly are measur’d by the clock; but of wisdom, no clock can measure.

by William Blake (28 November 1757–12 August 1827)
from Proverbs of Hell
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Proverbs of Hell?

These are the first few lines of “Proverbs of Hell.”

Do they make sense to you?

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