William Blake (1757-1827)

"The man who never alters his opinion is like standing water,
and breeds reptiles of the mind

"The Vision of Christ that thou dost see
Is my Vision's Greatest Enemy:
Thine loves the same world that mine hates,
Thy Heaven doors are my Hell Gates.
Socrates thought what Meletus
Loath'd as a Nation's bitterest Curse,
And Caiaphas was in his own Mind
A benefactor to Mankind.
Both read the Bible day and night,
But they read'st black where I read white."

"This Life's five Windows of the Soul
Distants the Heavens from Pole to Pole
And leads you to Believe a Lie
When you see with, not thro' the Eye
That was born in a night, to perish in a night
When the Soul slept in the beams of Light."

"If you trap the moment before it's ripe,
The tears of repentance you'll certainly wipe;
But if once you let the ripe moment go
You can never wipe off the tears of woe."