A smile is the chosen vehicle of all ambiguities
Quote by Herman Melville
Do not presume, well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed, to criticize the poor
Whatever fortune brings, don't be afraid of doing things.
There are certain queer times and occasions in this strange mixed affair we call life...
Hope is the struggle of the soul, breaking loose from what is perishable, and attesting...
It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
There are hardly five critics in America; and several of them are asleep.
So philosophers so throughly comprehend us as horses.
To be called one thing, is oftentimes to be another.
There are some persons in this world, who, unable to give better proof of being...
There is all of the difference in the world between paying and being paid.
Truth is the silliest thing under the sun. Try to get a living by the...
Know, thou, that the lines that live are turned out of a furrowed brow.
Yet habit - strange thing! what cannot habit accomplish?
A whale ship was my Yale College and my Harvard.
I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, I'll...
We may have civilized bodies and yet barbarous souls. We are blind to the real...
Toil is man's allotment; toil of brain, or toil of hands, or a grief that's...
I will instruct my sorrows to be proud For grief is proud an't makes his...
She (Helen) threw into the wine which they were drinking a drug which takes away...
For me, a page of good prose is where one hears the rain [and] the...