Herman Melville Quotes (164 quotes)
“Toil is man's allotment; toil of brain, or toil of hands, or a grief that's more than either, the grief and sin of idleness.”
The works of Herman Melville (1922 edition)
“Truth is the silliest thing under the sun. Try to get a living by the Truth and go to the Soup Societies. Heavens! Let any clergyman try to preach the Truth from its very stronghold, the pulpit, and they would ride him out of his church on his own pulpit bannister.”
Correspondence (1993 edition), Northwestern University Press - ISBN: 9780810109957
Delphi Complete Works of Herman Melville (Illustrated) (2013 edition), Delphi Classics - ISBN: 9781908909572
“Where do murderers go, man! Who's to doom, when the judge himself is dragged to the bar?”
Moby Dick (1892), ch. 132, p. 505
Moby Dick (1892 edition)
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Picture Source: Wikimedia CommonsHerman Melville
Born: August 1, 1819
Died: September 28, 1891 (aged 72)
Occupation: Novelist, teacher, sailor, lecturer, poet
Bio: Herman Melville was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet. He is best known for his novel Moby-Dick. His first three books gained much contemporary attention, and after a fast-blooming literary success in the late 1840s, his popularity declined precipitously in the mid-1850s and never recovered during his lifetime. When he died in 1891, he was almost completely forgotten.