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

You have played enough you have eaten and drunk enough. Now it is time for you to depart.


Back of every noble life there are principles that have fashioned it.

George Lorimer

If I ask a woman if she has suffered sexual harassment, could this be considered sexual harassment?

Sally Forth, Jan. 28, 1991

Aim at the sun, and you may not reach it but your arrow will fly far higher than if aimed at an object on a level with yourself.

Joel Hawes

There is just one thing I can promise you about the outer-space program: your dollar will go further.

Wernher Von Braun

Liberty is the proper end and object of authority, and cannot subsist without it; and it is liberty to that which is good, just, and honest.

John Winthrop »

Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out...

Robert J. Collier »

It's a wonder man can eat at all, when things are big that should be small.

Jamiroquai, Virtual Insanity »