” There are certain queer times and occasions in this strange mixed affair we call life when a man takes his whole universe for a vast practical joke. “


” Old age is always wakeful, as if, the longer linked with life, the less man has to do with aught that looks like death. “


” There is something wrong about the man who wants help. There is somewhere a deep defect, a want, in brief, a need, a crying need, somewhere about that man. “


” He who has never failed somewhere, that man can not be great. “


” 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. “


” A man thinks that by mouthing hard words he understands hard things. “



All 6 Herman Melville Quotes about Man in picture


There are certain queer times and occasions in this strange mixed affair we call life when a man takes his whole universe for a vast practical joke.
Old age is always wakeful, as if, the longer linked with life, the less man has to do with aught that looks like death.


There is something wrong about the man who wants help. There is somewhere a deep defect, a want, in brief, a need, a crying need, somewhere about that man.
He who has never failed somewhere, that man can not be great.
Toil is man
A man thinks that by mouthing hard words he understands hard things.
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