Herman Melville

1819 - 1891

A Quote by Herman Melville on god, heart, heaven, life, power, and thinking

But if the great sun move not of himself, but is as an errand-boy in heaven; nor one single star can revolve, but by some invisible power; how then can this one small heart beat; this one small brain think thoughts; unless God does that beating. does that thinking, does that living, and not I?

Herman Melville (1819 - 1891)

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A Quote by Herman Melville on eternity, hope, soul, and struggle

Hope is the struggle of the soul, breaking loose from what is perishable, and attesting her eternity

Herman Melville (1819 - 1891)

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A Quote by Herman Melville on promises and world

Were this world an endless plain, and by sailing eastward we could forever reach new distances, and discover sights more sweet and strange than any Cyclades or Islands of King Solomon, then there were promise in the voyage.

Herman Melville (1819 - 1891)

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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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