by William Blake (1757 - 1827)

Proverb V
Language: English 
Available translation(s): FRE
The tygers of wrath are wiser than the horses of instruction.
If the fool would persist in his folly he would become wise.
If others had not been foolish, we should be so.

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  • FRE French (Français) (Guy Laffaille) , title 1: "Proverbe V", copyright © 2009, (re)printed on this website with kind permission

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