Quotation by Herman Melville

Charity, like poetry, should be cultivated, if only for its being graceful.
Herman Melville (1819–1891), U.S. author. The Confidence-Man (1857), ch. 28, The Writings of Herman Melville, vol. 10, eds. Harrison Hayford, Hershel Parker, and G. Thomas Tanselle (1984).

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