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Herman Melville quotes and sayings

Novelist | Born: August 1, 1819 - Died: September 28, 1891
Herman Melville motivational quote : Failure is the test of greatness.
Herman Melville motivational quote : Of all nature's animated kingdoms, fish are the most unchristian, inhospitable, heartless, and cold-blooded of creatures.
Herman Melville motivational quote : There never was a great man yet who spent all his life inland.
Herman Melville motivational quote : All wars are boyish, and are fought by boys, The champions and enthusiasts of the state: Turbid ardors and vain joys Not barrenly abate-- Stimulants to the power mature, Preparatives of fate.
Herman Melville motivational quote : Thou saw'st the locked lovers when leaping from their flaming ship; heart to heart they sank beneath the exulting wave; true to each other, when heaven seemed false to them.
Herman Melville motivational quote : Old age is always wakeful; as if, the longer linked with life, the less man has to do with aught that looks like death.
Herman Melville motivational quote : Whatever fortune brings, don't be afraid of doing things.
Herman Melville motivational quote : It is impossible to talk or to write without apparently throwing oneself helplessly open.
Herman Melville motivational quote : Friendship at first sight, like love at first sight, is said to be the only truth.
Herman Melville motivational quote : What like a bullet can undeceive!
Herman Melville motivational quote : There is no quality in this world that is not what it is merely by contrast. Nothing exists in itself.
Herman Melville motivational quote : Men there are, who having quite done with the world, all its merely worldly contents are become so far indifferent, that they carelittle of what mere worldly imprudence they may be guilty.
Herman Melville motivational quote : Queequeg was a native of Kokovoko, an island far away to the West and South. It is not down in any map; true places never are.
Herman Melville motivational quote : Wag the world how it will, Leaves must be green in Spring.