Herman Melville

1819 - 1891

A Quote by Herman Melville on action, men, and sympathy

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 they come back to us as effects.

Herman Melville (1819 - 1891)

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A Quote by Herman Melville on soul

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The eyes are the gateway to the soul.

Herman Melville (1819 - 1891)

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A Quote by Herman Melville on dignity, leisure, and work

They talk of the dignity of work. Bosh. The dignity is in leisure.

Herman Melville (1819 - 1891)

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A Quote by Herman Melville on death, good, life, and rest

None but a good man is really a living man, and the more good any man does, the more he really lives. All the rest is death, or belongs to it.

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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