My Favorite Quotes
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 Herman Melville - “..fiery yearnings their own phantom-futures make, and deem it present. So, after all these fearful, fainting trances, the verdict be, the golden haven was not gained - - yet, in bold quest thereof, better to sink in boundless deeps, than float on vulgar shoals and give me, ye gods, an utter wreck, if wreck I do.”
 Herman Melville - “He says NO in thunder but the Devil himself cannot make him say yes.”
 Herman Melville - “Give not thyself up, then, to fire, lest it invert thee, deaden thee as for the time it did me. There is a wisdom that is woe but there is a woe that is madness.”
 Herman Melville - “Know, thou, that the lines that live are turned out of a furrowed brow.”
 Herman Melville - “We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.”
 Herman Melville - “We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects.”
 Herman Melville - “We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with ourfellowmen and along those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run ascauses, and they come back to us as effects.”
 Herman Melville - “We cannot live for ourselves alone. Our lives are connected by a thousand invisible threads, and along these sympathetic fibers, our actions run as causes and return to us as results.”
 Herman Melville - “It is not down in any map true places never are.”
 Herman Melville - “For as this appalling ocean surrounds the verdant land, so in the soul of man there lies one insular Tahiti, full of peace and joy, but encompassed by all the horrors of the half known life. God keep thee Push not off from that isle, thou canst never return”
 Herman Melville - “People think that if a man has undergone any hardship, he should have a reward but for my part, if I have done the hardest possible day's work, and then come to sit down in a corner and eat my supper comfortably --why, then I don't think I deserve any reward for my hard day's work --for am I not now at peace Is not my supper good”
 Herman Melville - “There seems no reason why patriotism and narrowness should go together, or why intellectual fairmindedness should be confounded with political trimming, or why serviceable truth should keep cloistered because not partisan”
 Herman Melville - “They talk of the dignity of work. The dignity is in leisure.”
 Herman Melville - “There is no dignity in wickedness, whether in purple or rags and hell is a democracy of devils, where all are equals.”
 Herman Melville - “There is something wrong about the man who wants help. There is somewhere a deep defect, a want, in brief, a need, a crying need, somewhere about that man.”
 Herman Melville - “All deep, earnest thinking is but the intrepid effort of the soul to keep the open independence of her sea, while the wildest winds of heaven and earth conspire to cast her on the treacherous, slavish shore”
 Herman Melville - “Old age is always wakeful as if, the longer linked with life, the less man has to do with aught that looks like death.”
 Herman Melville - “Death is only a launching into the region of the strange Untried it is but the first salutation to the possibilities of the immense Remote, the Wild, the Watery, the Unshored...”
 Herman Melville - “By this, he seemed to mean, not only that the most reliable and useful courage was that which arises from the fair estimation of the encountered peril, but that an utterly fearless man is a far more dangerous comrade than a coward.”
 Herman Melville - “There is no quality in this world that is not what it is merely by contrast. Nothing exists in itself.”
 Rodney Melville - “Don't accuse each other of lying. That's not professional conduct.”
 Herman Melville - “To be hated cordially, is only a left-handed compliment.”
 Herman Melville - “When I think of this life I have led the desolation of solitude it has been the masoned, walled-town of a Captain's exclusiveness, which admits but small entrance to any sympathy from the green country without -- oh, weariness heaviness Guinea-coast slavery of solitary command”
 Herman Melville - “A whale ship was my Yale College and my Harvard.”
 Herman Melville - “Truth is the silliest thing under the sun. Try to get a living by the Truth and go to the Soup Societies. Heavens Let any clergyman try to preach the Truth from its very stronghold, the pulpit, and they would ride him out of his church on his own pulpit bannister.”

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