Herman Melville

1819 - 1891

A Quote by Herman Melville on faults, weaknesses, strength, and weakness

Let us speak, though we show all our faults and weaknesses, - for it is a sign of strength to be weak, to know it, and out with it - not in a set way and ostentatiously, though, but incidentally and without premeditation.

Herman Melville (1819 - 1891)

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A Quote by Herman Melville on life, time, and universe

There are certain queer times and occasions in this strange mixed affair we call life when a man takes this whole universe for a vast practical joke, though the wit thereof he but dimly discerns, and more than suspects that the joke is at nobody's expense but his own.

Herman Melville (1819 - 1891)

Source: Moby Dick

Contributed by: ingebrita

A Quote by Herman Melville

"We cannot live for ourselves alone. Our lives are connected by a thousand invisible threads, and along these sympathetic fibers, our actions run as causes and return to us as results."

Herman Melville (1819 - 1891)

Source: Daily Inspiration

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A Quote by Herman Melville on living large, individual, individuality, and herman melville

It is better to fail in originality that to succeed in imitation.

This is the quote I've lived by for 2 1/2 years.

Herman Melville (1819 - 1891)

Source: quote website

Contributed by: Gaki

A Quote by Herman Melville on emptiness interconnection relationship

We cannot live for ourselves alone. Our lives are connected by a thousand invisible threads, and along these sympathetic fibers, our actions run as causes and return to us as results.

Herman Melville (1819 - 1891)

Contributed by: nagabobby

A Quote by Herman Melville

No town-bred dandy will compare with a country-bred one- I mean a downright bumpkin dandy- a fellow that, in the dog-days of summer, will mow his two acres in buckskin gloves for fear of tanning his hands.

Herman Melville (1819 - 1891)

Source: Moby-Dick: or, The Whale (Penguin Classics)

Contributed by: Kate

A Quote by Herman Melville

"A pretty pickle, truly, thought I; abed here in a strange house in the broad day, with a cannibal and a tomahawk!"

Herman Melville (1819 - 1891)

Source: Moby-Dick: or, The Whale (Penguin Classics)

Contributed by: Kate

A Quote by Herman Melville on fiction and name

My name is Ishmael.

Herman Melville (1819 - 1891)

Source: Moby-Dick: or, The Whale (Penguin Classics), Pages: 1

Contributed by: Mila

A Quote by Herman Melville on connect, live, union, oneness, humanity, unity, self, and others

We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.

Herman Melville (1819 - 1891)

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A Quote by Herman Melville on unity, selfless, inclusive, live, life, and connect

We can not live only for ourselves.  A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.

Herman Melville (1819 - 1891)

Contributed by: MsCapriKell

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