It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
Quote by Herman Melville
Faith, like a jackal, feeds among the tombs, and even from these dead doubts she...
There is all of the difference in the world between paying and being paid.
A smile is the chosen vehicle of all ambiguities
In this world, shipmates, sin that pays its way can travel freely, and without passport;...
Yet habit - strange thing! what cannot habit accomplish?
They talk of the dignity of work. The dignity is in leisure.
The beauty myth moves for men as a mirage; its power lies in its ever-receding...
It is impossible to talk or to write without apparently throwing oneself helplessly open.
All men live enveloped in whale-lines. All are born with halters round their necks; but...
If some books are deemed most baneful and their sale forbid, how, then, with deadlier...
Truth is in things, and not in words.
A man thinks that by mouthing hard words he understands hard things.
There are certain queer times and occasions in this strange mixed affair we call life...
Old age is always wakeful; as if, the longer linked with life, the less man...
I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, I'll...
Let us speak, though we show all our faults and weaknesses, - for it is...
Is there some principal of nature which states that we never know the quality of...
To be hated cordially, is only a left-handed compliment.
To be called one thing, is oftentimes to be another.
Know, thou, that the lines that live are turned out of a furrowed brow.