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


Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim.

Bertrand Russell

For many are called, but few are chosen.

Matthew 2214

You've got to take the bitter with the sour.

Samuel Goldwyn

There is no royal road to anything. One thing at a time, all things in succession. That which grows fast, withers as rapidly. That which grows slowly, endures.

Josiah Gilbert Holland

Traditionalists often study what is taught, not what there is to create.

Ed Parker, Grandmaster, American Kenpo.

Change has a considerable psychological impact on the human mind. To the fearful it is threatening because it means that things may get worse. To the hopeful it is encouraging because things may get better. To the confident it is inspiring because the challenge exists to make things better.

King Jr. Whitney »

Opinion is ultimately determined by the feelings, and not by the intellect.

Herbert Spencer »

The conspicuously wealthy turn up urging the character-building value of privation for the poor.

John Kenneth Galbraith »