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Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes & Quotations
Nathaniel Hawthorne
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    A hero cannot be a hero unless in a heroic world. Nathaniel-HawthorneNathaniel Hawthorne
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    A pure hand needs no glove to cover it. Nathaniel-HawthorneNathaniel Hawthorne
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    A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats. Nathaniel-HawthorneNathaniel Hawthorne
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    All brave men love; for he only is brave who has affections to fight for, whether in the daily battle of life, or in physical contests. Nathaniel-HawthorneNathaniel Hawthorne
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    Caresses, expressions of one sort or another, are necessary to the life of the affections as leaves are to the life of a tree. If they are wholly restrained, love will die at the roots. Nathaniel-HawthorneNathaniel Hawthorne
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    Easy reading is damn hard writing. Nathaniel-HawthorneNathaniel Hawthorne
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    Every individual has a place to fill in the world and is important in some respect whether he chooses to be so or not. Nathaniel-HawthorneNathaniel Hawthorne
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    Happiness in this world, when it comes, comes incidentally. Make it the object of pursuit, and it leads us a wild-goose chase, and is never attained. Follow some other object, and very possibly we may find that we have caught happiness without dreaming of it. Nathaniel-HawthorneNathaniel Hawthorne
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    Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. Nathaniel-HawthorneNathaniel Hawthorne
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    Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you. Nathaniel-HawthorneNathaniel Hawthorne
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    In our nature, however, there is a provision, alike marvelous and merciful, that the sufferer should never know the intensity of what he endures by its present torture, but chiefly by the pang that rankles after it. Nathaniel-HawthorneNathaniel Hawthorne
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    It contributes greatly towards a man's moral and intellectual health, to be brought into habits of companionship with individuals unlike himself, who care little for his pursuits, and whose sphere and abilities he must go out of himself to appreciate. Nathaniel-HawthorneNathaniel Hawthorne
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    Love, whether newly born, or aroused from a deathlike slumber, must always create sunshine, filling the heart so full of radiance, this it overflows upon the outward world. Nathaniel-HawthorneNathaniel Hawthorne
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    Moonlight is sculpture. Nathaniel-HawthorneNathaniel Hawthorne
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    Mountains are earth's undecaying monuments. Nathaniel-HawthorneNathaniel Hawthorne
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    No man for any considerable period can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which may be the true. Nathaniel-HawthorneNathaniel Hawthorne
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    Nobody has any conscience about adding to the improbabilities of a marvelous tale. Nathaniel-HawthorneNathaniel Hawthorne
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    Nobody, I think, ought to read poetry, or look at pictures or statues, who cannot find a great deal more in them than the poet or artist has actually expressed. Their highest merit is suggestiveness. Nathaniel-HawthorneNathaniel Hawthorne
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    Selfishness is one of the qualities apt to inspire love. Nathaniel-HawthorneNathaniel Hawthorne
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    Sunlight is painting. Nathaniel-HawthorneNathaniel Hawthorne
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    The founders of a new colony, whatever Utopia of human virtue and happiness they might originally project, have invariably recognized it among their earliest practical necessities to allot a portion of the virgin soil as a cemetery, and another portion as the site of a prison. Nathaniel-Hawthorne/">Nathaniel Hawthorne
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    The only sensible ends of literature are, first, the pleasurable toil of writing; second, the gratification of one's family and friends; and lastly, the solid cash. Nathaniel-Hawthorne/">Nathaniel Hawthorne
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    Time flies over us, but leaves it shadow behind. Nathaniel-Hawthorne/">Nathaniel Hawthorne
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    We must not always talk in the market-place of what happens to us in the forest. Nathaniel-Hawthorne/">Nathaniel Hawthorne
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    We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death. Nathaniel-Hawthorne/">Nathaniel Hawthorne
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    What other dungeon is so dark as one's own heart! What jailer so inexorable as one's self ! Nathaniel-Hawthorne/">Nathaniel Hawthorne
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    What we call real estate - the solid ground to build a house on - is the broad foundation on which nearly all the guilt of this world rests. Nathaniel-Hawthorne/">Nathaniel Hawthorne
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    Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them. Nathaniel-Hawthorne/">Nathaniel Hawthorne
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    You can get assent to almost any proposition so long as you are not going to do anything about it. Nathaniel-Hawthorne/">Nathaniel Hawthorne