A smile is the chosen vehicle of all ambiguities
Quote by Herman Melville
I am, as I am; whether hideous, or handsome, depends upon who is made judge.
A man thinks that by mouthing hard words he understands hard things.
It is impossible to talk or to write without apparently throwing oneself helplessly open.
Know, thou, that the lines that live are turned out of a furrowed brow.
Yet habit - strange thing! what cannot habit accomplish?
Truth is the silliest thing under the sun. Try to get a living by the...
He piled upon the whale's white hump the sum of all the general rage and...
At sea a fellow comes out. Salt water is like wine, in that respect.
We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men;...
To the last, I grapple with thee; From Hell's heart, I stab at thee; For...
There are times when even the most potent governor must wink at transgression, in order...
It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
If some books are deemed most baneful and their sale forbid, how, then, with deadlier...
There is a touch of divinity even in brutes, and a special halo about a...
There are some persons in this world, who, unable to give better proof of being...
A whale ship was my Yale College and my Harvard.
Where do murderers go, man! Who's to doom, when the judge himself is dragged to...
The march of conquest through wild provinces, may be the march of Mind; but not...
Faith, like a jackal, feeds among the tombs, and even from these dead doubts she...
Do not presume, well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed, to criticize the poor