Melville brought to the task a sound knowledge of actual whaling, much curious learning in the literature of the subject, and, above all, an imagination which worked with great power upon the facts of his own experience.
About the time we can make the ends meet, somebody moves the ends.
Because some things are never meant to be anything more than a moment. And that was one of them.
The secret of culture is to learn, that a few great points steadily reappear,???and that these few are alone to be regarded, the escape from all false ties; courage to be what we are; and love of what is simple and beautiful; independence, and cheerful r
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Adversity introduces a man to himself.
To destroy is still the strongest instinct in nature.
If a man constantly aspires is he not elevated.
Henry David Thoreau
I forced myself to think what is the new concept and it became clear to me that it was risk, not only in technology and ecology, but in life and employment, too.
It is not helpful to help a friend by putting coins in his pockets when he has got holes in his pockets.
Hagrid looked down at his umbrella and scratched his beard. 'Shouldn'ta lost me temper,' he said ruefully, 'but it didn't work anyway. Meant ter turn him into a pig, but I suppose he was so much like a pig anyway there wasn't much left ter do.
Each generation imagines itself to be more intelligent than the one that went before it, and wiser than the one that comes after it
We have made people in the industry and the people that see us aware that God loves them.
I wish I got a little bit more time at home. I am away a lot and being around my loved ones and friends is good for me. It grounds me. It's something I need to make more time for. I think I need a little more balance.
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