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The principal mark of genius is not perfection, but originality.

The principal mark of genius is not perfection, but originality.

by Herman Melville Found in: Originality Quotes,
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We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men; and among those fibers, as read more

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.

by Herman Melville Found in: Selfawareness Quotes,
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Who in the rainbow can draw the line where the violet tint ends and the orange tint begins? Distinctly we read more

Who in the rainbow can draw the line where the violet tint ends and the orange tint begins? Distinctly we see the difference of the colors, but where exactly does the one first blendingly enter into the other? So with sanity and insanity.

by Herman Melville Found in: Sanity Quotes,
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They talk of the dignity of work. Bosh. The dignity is in leisure.

They talk of the dignity of work. Bosh. The dignity is in leisure.

by Herman Melville Found in: Leisure Quotes,
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For whatever is truly wondrous and fearful in man, never yet was put into words or books.

For whatever is truly wondrous and fearful in man, never yet was put into words or books.

by Herman Melville Found in: Literature Quotes,
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The consciousness of being deemed dead, is next to the presumable unpleasantness of being so in reality. One feels like read more

The consciousness of being deemed dead, is next to the presumable unpleasantness of being so in reality. One feels like his own ghost unlawfully tenanting a defunct carcass.

by Herman Melville Found in: Inspirational Quotes,
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He who has never failed somewhere, that man cannot be great.

He who has never failed somewhere, that man cannot be great.

by Herman Melville Found in: Society Quotes,
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But it is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.

But it is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation.

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