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

What you have in your mind, your talents, your native abilities, no one can take from you. When you die you take them with you. Use them diligently while you are here.

Alfred A. Montapert

There are two things I know about life... Only the good die young but the real jerks will live forever.

Lewis Black, Black on Broadway 2004

Sometimes the appropriate response to reality is to go insane.

Philip K. Dick, Valis

The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of the hygiene of older people, and greatly assists in the circulation of their blood.

Logan Pearsall Smith

The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.

Albert Einstein

When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other.

Chinese Proverb »

Their silence is sufficient praise.

Terence »

The United States is not just an old cow that gives more milk the more it's kicked in the flanks.

David Dean Rusk »