Herman Melville

1819 - 1891

A Quote by Herman Melville on samsara, samskara, flow, and let go

We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and along those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and come back to us as effects.

Herman Melville (1819 - 1891)

Source: m. t. g. Quotation Collatio Vol. II

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A Quote by Herman Melville on failure

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He who has never failed somewhere, the man can never be great.

Herman Melville (1819 - 1891)

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A Quote by Herman Melville on failure

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He who has never failed somewhere . . . that man can not be great.

Herman Melville (1819 - 1891)

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A Quote by Herman Melville on failure, imitation, originality, and success

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

Herman Melville (1819 - 1891)

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A Quote by Herman Melville on wonder

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From without, no wonderful effect is wrought within ourselves, unless some interior, responding wonder meets it.

Herman Melville (1819 - 1891)

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A Quote by Herman Melville on christianity and sleep

Better sleep with a sober cannibal than a drunken Christian.

Herman Melville (1819 - 1891)

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A Quote by Herman Melville on books, dreams, facts, men, proof, and sales

If some books are deemed most baneful and their sale forbid, how then with deadlier facts, not dreams of doting men? Those whom books will hurt will not be proof against events. Events, not books should be forbid.

Herman Melville (1819 - 1891)

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A Quote by Herman Melville on books

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To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme.

Herman Melville (1819 - 1891)

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A Quote by Herman Melville on life

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Life is a voyage that's homeward bound.

Herman Melville (1819 - 1891)

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A Quote by Herman Melville on blessings and dreams

Dream tonight of peacock tails, Diamond fields and spouter whales. Ills are many, blessing few, But dreams tonight will shelter you.

Herman Melville (1819 - 1891)

Source: Benito Cereno

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