Herman Melville quotes

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Fathoms down, fathoms down, how I'll dream fast asleep.
A true military officer is in one particular like a true monk. Not with more self-abnegation will the latter keep his vows of mona ...
To an immature nature essentially honest and humane, forewarning intimations of subtler danger from one's kind come tardily if at ...
To anybody who can hold the Present at its worth without being inappreciative of the Past, it may be forgiven, if to such an one t ...
Truth uncompromisingly told will always have its ragged edges.
Are sailors, frequenters of fiddlers' greens, without vices? No; but less often than with landsmen do their vices, so called, part ...
If a well-constituted individual refrains from blazoning aught amiss or calamitous in his family, a nation in the like circumstanc ...
The retaliation is apt to be in monstrous disproportion to the supposed offense; for when in anybody was revenge in its exactions ...
Coke and Blackstone hardly shed so much light into obscure spiritual places as the Hebrew prophets.
The sailor is frankness, the landsman is finesse. Life is not a game with the sailor, demanding the long head--no intricate game o ...
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