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)
Contributed by: Zaady
From without, no wonderful effect is wrought within ourselves, unless some interior, responding wonder meets it.
Better sleep with a sober cannibal than a drunken Christian.
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.
To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme.
Life is a voyage that's homeward bound.
Dream tonight of peacock tails, Diamond fields and spouter whales. Ills are many, blessing few, But dreams tonight will shelter you.
Source: Benito Cereno
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