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9 Famous Quotes by Herman Melville
8/1/1819 - 9/28/1891
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Herman Melville d'après Pierre ou les Ambiguïtés
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About Herman Melville

We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects. -Herman Melville.

Selfawareness Quotes, by Herman Melville

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The principal mark of genius is not perfection, but originality.

Originality Quotes, by Herman Melville

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Who in the rainbow can draw the line where the violet tint ends and the orange tint begins? Distinctly we see the difference of the colors, but where exactly does the one first blendingly enter into the other? So with sanity and insanity.

Sanity Quotes, by Herman Melville

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For whatever is truly wondrous and fearful in man, never yet was put into words or books.

Literature Quotes, by Herman Melville

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The consciousness of being deemed dead, is next to the presumable unpleasantness of being so in reality. One feels like his own ghost unlawfully tenanting a defunct carcass.

Inspirational Quotes, by Herman Melville

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It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.

Cliches and one-liners Quotes, by Herman Melville

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They talk of the dignity of work. Bosh. The dignity is in leisure.

Leisure Quotes, by Herman Melville

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But it is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.

Psychological subjects Quotes, by Herman Melville

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He who has never failed somewhere, that man cannot be great.

Society Quotes, by Herman Melville

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