Quotes By Herman Melville [25 Quotes On Love, Life & Death]

Quotes by Herman Melville

Looking For The Best Quotes Of Herman Melville? (Born August 1, 1819, New York – September 28, 1891), Herman Melville is an American novelist, short story writer and American Renaissance poet. Among his most famous works are his masterpiece, Moby-Dick (1851) and typee (1846), a romantic account of his experiences of Polynesian life. His first book, followed by a sequel, Omoo (1847). They both succeeded and they gave him the financial basis to marry Elizabeth “Lizzie” Shaw – a daughter of a famous family in Boston.

The following is a list of some of Herman Melville’s famous quotes collected from a vast sea of his works. Check it out!

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  1. “Better to sleep with a sober cannibal than a drunken Christian.” — Herman Melville
  2. “Meditation and water are wedded for ever.” — Herman Melville
  3. “To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme.” — Herman Melville
  4. “There is no quality in this world that is not what it is merely by contrast. Nothing exists in itself.” — Herman Melville
  5. “Ignorance is the parent of fear.” — Herman Melville
  6. “A smile is the chosen vehicle of all ambiguities.” — Herman Melville
  7. “To the last, I grapple with thee; From Hell’s heart, I stab at thee; For hate’s sake, I spit my last breath at thee.” — Herman Melville
  8. “Beneath those stars is a universe of gliding monsters.” — Herman Melville
  9. “No philosophers so thoroughly comprehend us as dogs and horses.” — Herman Melville
  10. “Friendship at first sight, like love at first sight, is said to be the only truth.” — Herman Melville
  11. I know not all that may be coming, but be it what it will, I’ll go to it laughing.__ Quotes by Herman Melville
  12. It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.
  13. 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.
  14. For there is no folly of the beast of the earth which is not infinitely outdone by the madness of men.
  15. A man thinks that by mouthing hard words he understands hard things. 
  16. A smile is the chosen vehicle of all ambiguities.__ Quotes by Herman Melville
  17. Yes, as everyone knows, meditation and water are wedded forever.
  18. Real strength never impairs beauty or harmony, but it often bestows it, and in everything imposingly beautiful, strength has much to do with the magic. 
  19. In this world, shipmates, sin that pays its way can travel freely and without a passport; whereas Virtue, if a pauper, is stopped at all frontiers.
  20. See how elastic our prejudices grow when once love comes to bend them.__ Quotes by Herman Melville
  21. Truth uncompromisingly told will always have its jagged edges.
  22. Not one man in five cycles, who is wise, will expect appreciative recognition from his fellows…
  23. 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.
  24. I am a man who, from his youth upwards, has been filled with a profound conviction that the easiest way of life is the best
  25. Wonderfullest things are ever the unmentionable; deep memories yield no epitaphs.

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