Herman Melville

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

– Herman Melville

There is one knows not what sweet mystery about this sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath.

– Herman Melville

“Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well- warmed, and well-fed.”

– Herman Melville

It’s only his outside; a man can be honest in any sort of skin.
– Herman Melville

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

It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
– Herman Melville

Prayer draws us near to our own souls.
– Herman Melville