Quotes by Herman Melville, Billy Budd, Sailor

Toward the accomplishment of an aim, which in wantonness of atrocity would seem to partake of the insane, he will direct a cool judgement, sagacious and sound. These men are madmen, and of the most dangerous sort.

Herman Melville, Billy Budd, Sailor

Other Great Authors


The Bible tells us to love our neighbors, and also to love our enemies probably because they are generally the same people.

G. K. Chesterton

We barely have time to react in this world, let alone rehearse.

Ani Difranco, Letter to a John

A man who doesn't trust himself can never truly trust anyone else.

Cardinal de Retz

But words are things, and a small drop of ink, Falling like dew, upon a thought, produces That which makes thousands, perhaps millions, think.

George Gordon Byron

God has placed no limits to the exercise of the intellect he has given us, on this side of the grave.

Sir Francis Bacon

In those days spirits were brave, the stakes were high, men were real men, women were real women and small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri were real small furry creatures from Alpha Centauri.

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The test and use of a man's education is that he finds pleasure in the exercise of his mind.

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