Quotation by William Blake

The foundation of empire is art & science. Remove them or degrade them, & the empire is no more. Empire follows art & not vice versa as Englishmen suppose.
William Blake (1757–1827), British poet, painter, engraver. repr. In Complete Writings, ed. Geoffrey Keynes (1957). Annotations to Sir Joshua Reynolds, Discourses (c. 1808).
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