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Re: "he who would do good must do so in minute particulars"

Posted by ESC on December 12, 2006

In Reply to: "He who would do good must do so in minute particulars" posted by deovrat on December 12, 2006

: what does the following phrase by william blake mean? and how do we use it?...
: "he who would do good must do so in minute particulars"

This is just a guess. Maybe it means if you want to do good for society at large, you must also do good on a personal, intimate basis. Like the old Three Dog Night song, Easy to be Hard:

"...How can people have no feelings
How can they ignore their friends
Easy to be proud, easy to say no

Especially people who care about strangers
Who care about evil and social injustice
Do you only care about bleeding crowd
How about a needing friend, I need a friend..."

But I could be wrong.