Herman Melville

Herman Melville Quotes and Sayings

Herman Melville US novelist & sailor (1819 - 1891)

A man thinks that by mouthing hard words he understands hard things. ~Herman Melville

It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation. ~Herman Melville

From without, no wonderful effect is wrought within ourselves, unless some interior, responding wonder meets it. ~Herman Melville

We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as sympathetic threads, our actions run as causes, and they come back to us as effects. ~Herman Melville