Quotes by Herman Melville

Herman Melville was an American novelist, short story writer, and poet of the American Renaissance period. Among his best-known works are Typee, a romantic account of his experiences of Polynesian life, and his masterpiece Moby-Dick. Melville was born in New York City, the third child of a merchant.

The best Quotes and Sayings

They talk of the dignity of work. The dignity is in leisure.

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

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

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There is no dignity in wickedness, whether in purple or rags; and hell is a democracy of devils, where all are equals.

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I am, as I am; whether hideous, or handsome, depends upon who is made judge.

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