(Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862), U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist. "Natural History of Massachusetts" (1842), in The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, vol. 5, p. 106, Houghton Mifflin (1906).
A declaration inspired by Thoreau's contemplation of the sheer variety and liveliness of creatures in nature.)
Both the ancestry and posterity of Grief go further than the ancestry and posterity of Joy.
(Herman Melville (1819-1891), U.S. author. Moby-Dick (1851), ch. 106, The Writings of Herman Melville, vol. 6, eds. Harrison Hayford, Hershel Parker, and G. Thomas Tanselle (1988).
Thought by Captain Ahab.)