Herman Melville

1819 - 1891

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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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)

Source: Moby Dick

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