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By Herman Melville
QUOTATION: If the gods think to speak outright to man, they will honorably
speak outright; not shake their heads, and give an old wives darkling
QUOTATION: Old age is always wakeful; as if, the longer linked with life,
the less man has to do with aught that looks like death.
QUOTATION: Ego non baptizo te in nomine patris, sed in nomine diaboli!
deliriously howled Ahab, as the malignant iron scorchingly devoured the
QUOTATION: Faith, like a jackal, feeds among the tombs, and even from
these dead doubts she gathers her most vital hope.
QUOTATION: Delight,top-gallant delight is to him, who acknowledges
no law or lord, but the Lord his God, and is only a patriot to heaven.
QUOTATION: Doubts of all things earthly, and intuitions of some things
heavenly; this combination makes neither believer nor infidel, but makes
a man who regards them both with equal eye.
QUOTATION: Oh! shipmates! on the starboard hand of every woe, there is
a sure delight; and the higher the top of that delight, than the bottom
of the woe is deep.
QUOTATION: To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme.
No great and enduring volume can ever be written on the flea, though many
there be who have tried it.
QUOTATION: Of all mortals, some dying men are the most tyrannical; and
certainly, since they will shortly trouble us so little for evermore,
the poor fellows ought to be indulged.