Herman Melville

"Does wisdom perhaps appear on the earth as a raven which is inspired by the smell of carrion?"

Herman Melville
Herman Melville "The Problem of Socrates"

Rating: 6.33 (Number of Voters: 3)

"It's not down on any map. True places never are."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"Of all the preposterous assumptions of humanity over humanity, nothing exceeds most of the criticisms made on the habits of the poor by the well-housed, well-warmed, and well-fed."


Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)

"This mortal air is one wide pestilence, that kills us all at last."


Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 2)

"The shadows of things are greater than themselves; and the more exaggerated the shadow, the more unlike the substance."


Rating: 2.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"We die, because we live."


Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 5)

"If you are poor, avoid wine as a costly luxury; if you are rich, shun it as a fatal indulgence. Stick to plain water."

Herman Melville
Herman Melville "Israel Potter"

Rating: 4.00 (Number of Voters: 4)

"In childhood, death stirred me not; in middle age, it pursued me like a prowling bandit on the road; now, grown an old man, it boldly leads the way, and ushers me on."


Rating: 7.50 (Number of Voters: 2)

"Ladies are like creeds; if you cannot speak well of them, say nothing."


Rating: 4.20 (Number of Voters: 5)

"Never joke at funerals, or during business transactions."

Herman Melville
Herman Melville "Israel Potter"

Rating: 7.00 (Number of Voters: 3)

"You know nothing till you know all; which is the reason we never know any thing."


Rating: 6.25 (Number of Voters: 4)

"Man is a money-making animal, which propensity too often interferes with his benevolence."

Herman Melville
Herman Melville "Moby-Dick"

Rating: 4.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"We are only what we are; not what we would be; nor every thing we hope for. We are but a step in a scale, that reaches further above us than below. "


Rating: 3.75 (Number of Voters: 4)

"If not against us, nature is not for us."


Rating: 3.67 (Number of Voters: 3)

"We die of too much life."


Rating: 4.40 (Number of Voters: 5)