Herman Melville: 10 quotes on his birthday

Herman Melville, author of the acclaimed masterpiece, "Moby-Dick" lived a life that included both much adventure and much disappointment. Here are 10 memorable quotes from the great author.

5. Weakness is strength

Photo: Berkshire Athenaeum, Pittsfield, Mass.

“Let us speak, though we show all our faults and weaknesses, – for it is a sign of strength to be weak, to know it, and out with it – not in a set way and ostentatiously, though, but incidentally and without premeditation.”

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