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


I epitomize America.

John Denver

Like the number of apples Contained within a single apple seed Each opportunity that we seize Contains an untold number of benefits.

Rick Irving

To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable.

Oscar Wilde

Hope is itself a species of happiness, and, perhaps, the chief happiness which this world affords.

Samuel Johnson

You can tell a lot about a fellow's character by his way of eating jellybeans.

Ronald Reagan

Foolish writers and readers are created for each other.

Horace Walpole »

Theology, not morality, is the first business on the church's agenda of reform, and the church, not society, is the first target of divine criticism.

Michael Horton »