Quotation by William Blake

Some say that happiness is not good for mortals, & they ought to be answered that sorrow is not fit for immortals & is utterly useless to any one; a blight never does good to a tree, & if a blight kill not a tree but it still bear fruit, let none say that the fruit was in consequence of the blight.
William Blake (1757–1827), British poet, painter, engraver. letter, Oct. 7, 1803. Complete Writings, ed. Geoffrey Keynes (1957).
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