Quotation by William Blake

Acts themselves alone are history.... Tell me the acts, O historian, and leave me to reason upon them as I please; away with your reasoning and your rubbish! All that is not action is not worth reading.
William Blake (1757–1827), British poet, painter, engraver. repr. In Complete Writings, ed. Geoffrey Keynes (1957). A Descriptive Catalogue, no. 5 (1809).
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