Quotation by William Blake

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.
William Blake (1757–1827), British poet, painter, engraver. Jerusalem, ch. 3, plate 55 (c. 1820), repr. In Complete Writings, ed. Geoffrey Keynes (1957).
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