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


Watergate showed more strengths in our system than weaknesses... The whole country did take part in quite a genuine sense in passing judgment on Richard Nixon.

Archibald Cox

Mankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind.

John Fitzgerald Kennedy

I have against me the bourgeois, the military and the diplomats, and for me, only the people who take the Mtro.

Charles De Gaulle

How I wish that somewhere there existed an island for those who are wise and of goodwill In such a place even I would be an ardent patriot.

Albert Einstein

You know how to paint a room real fast Just put paint rollers on your feet and somehow figure out how to skate up the walls and across the ceiling.

Jack Handey Deep Thoughts

Some books are to be tasted, others to be swallowed, and some few to be chewed and digested that is, some books are to be read only in parts, others to be read, but not curiously, and some few to be read wholly, and with diligence and attention.

Francis Bacon »

It has beeen said that the love of money is the root of all evil. The want of money is so quite as truly.

Samuel Butler »