by William Blake (1757 - 1827)
Translation © by Guy Laffaille

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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Proverbe V
Language: French (Français)  after the English 
Les tigres de la colère sont plus sages que les chevaux de l'enseignement.
Si le fou persistait dans sa folie, il deviendrait sage.
Si d'autres n'avaient pas été fous, nous devrions l'être.


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