10 Great Quotes: Herman Melville (Free Audio Listening Online)

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Herman Melville Quotations (1819-1891)

#1. A smile is the chosen vehicle of all ambiguities.
#2. You must have plenty of sea-room to tell the truth in.
#3. Nothing so aggravates an earnest person as a passive resistance.
#4. It is hard to be finite upon an infinite subject, and all subjects are infinite.
#5. Those whom books will hurt will not be proof against events. Events, not books, should be forbid.
#6. Oh, give me again the rover’s life — the joy, the thrill, the whirl! Let me feel thee again, old sea!
#7. Truth is ever incoherent, and when the big hearts strike together, the concussion is a little stunning.
#8. In armies, navies, cities, or families, in nature herself, nothing more relaxes good order than misery.
#9. From without, no wonderful effect is wrought within ourselves, unless some interior, responding wonder meets it.
#10. Now, there is a something about every man elevated above mediocrity, which is for the most part instantly perceptible.

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