The beauty myth moves for men as a mirage; its power lies in its ever-receding nature. When the gap is closed, the lover embraces only his own disillusion.
Quote by Herman Melville
Know, thou, that the lines that live are turned out of a furrowed brow.
A smile is the chosen vehicle of all ambiguities.
Is there some principal of nature which states that we never know the quality of...
There are times when even the most potent governor must wink at transgression, in order...
He who has never failed somewhere, that man can not be great.
Art is the objectification of feeling.
A man thinks that by mouthing hard words he understands hard things.
Old age is always wakeful; as if, the longer linked with life, the less man...
There are some enterprises in which a careful disorderliness is the true method.
Some dying men are the most tyrannical; and certainly, since they will shortly trouble us...
Where do murderers go, man! Who's to doom, when the judge himself is dragged to...
Toil is man's allotment; toil of brain, or toil of hands, or a grief that's...
For whatever is truly wondrous and fearful in man, never yet was put into words...
Let us speak, though we show all our faults and weaknesses, - for it is...
To be hated cordially, is only a left-handed compliment.
There is something wrong about the man who wants help. There is somewhere a deep...
There is a touch of divinity even in brutes, and a special halo about a...
To be called one thing, is oftentimes to be another.
Truth is in things, and not in words.
At sea a fellow comes out. Salt water is like wine, in that respect.