Herman Melville Quotes
Better sleep with a sober cannibal than a drunken Christian.
In time of peril, like the needle to the lodestone, obedience, irrespective of rank, generally flies to him who is best fitted to command.
To scale great heights, we must come out of the lowermost depths. The way to heaven is through hell. We need fiery baptisms in the fiercest flames of our own bosoms. We must feel our hearts hot and hissing in us. And ere their fire is revealed, it must must burn its way out of us, though it consume us and itself.