Best Herman Melville Quotes I Wish I Had Read

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Herman Melville Quotes

Art is the objectification of feeling.

 

Friendship at first sight, like love at first sight, is said to be the only truth.

 

There are times when even the most potent governor must wink at transgression, in order to preserve the laws inviolate for the future. 

 

He who has never failed somewhere, that man can not be great.

 

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

 

Friendship at first sight, like love at first sight, is said to be the only truth.

 

We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.

 

At sea a fellow comes out. Salt water is like wine, in that respect.

 

A smile is the chosen vehicle of all ambiguities.

 

Let us speak, though we show all our faults and weaknesses, – for it is a sign of strength to be weak, to know it, and out with it – not in a set way and ostentatiously, though, but incidentally and without premeditation.

 

In this world, shipmates, sin that pays its way can travel freely, and without passport; whereas Virtue, if a pauper, is stopped at all frontiers.

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