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Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes


53 Nathaniel Hawthorne quotes:



"Selfishness is one of the qualities apt to inspire love."
"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."
"Moonlight is sculpture."
"The world owes all its onward impulses to men ill at ease. The happy man inevitably confines himself within ancient limits."
"Our most intimate friend is not he to whom we show the worst, but the best of our nature."
"Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you."
"Our Creator would never have made such lovely days, and have given us the deep hearts to enjoy them, above and beyond all thought, unless we were meant to be immortal."
"Mountains are earth's undecaying monuments."
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"The greatest obstacle to being heroic is the doubt whether one may not be going to prove one's self a fool; the truest heroism is to resist the doubt; and the profoundest wisdom, to know when it ought to be resisted, and when it be obeyed."
"A stale article, if you dip it in a good, warm, sunny smile, will go off better than a fresh one that you've scowled upon."
"A hero cannot be a hero unless in a heroic world."
"We must not always talk in the market-place of what happens to us in the forest."
"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."



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