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Summary

Nathaniel Hawthorne (born as Nathaniel Hathorne in Salem, Massachusetts, United States, died in Plymouth, New Hampshire, United States) was a famous Novelist from USA, who lived between July 4, 1804 and May 19, 1864.

Biography

Nathaniel Hawthorne was an American author, who is one of the nation's epic representative of the 1800s. He counted among the so-called Concord group along with Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau.

He wrote psychological novels, the most famous is The Scarlet Letter (1850) and The House of the Seven Gables (1851).

Zodiac etc.

He is born under the zodiac cancer, who is known for Emotion, Diplomatic, Intensity, Impulsive, Selective. Our collection contains 34 quotes who is written / told by Nathaniel.

Related authors: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau

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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathaniel_Hawthorne

Famous quotes by Nathaniel Hawthorne (34)


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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"
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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"
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"Nobody has any conscience about adding to the improbabilities of a marvelous tale"
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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"
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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"
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"Easy reading is damn hard writing"
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"A pure hand needs no glove to cover it"
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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"
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"Sunlight is painting"
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"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"
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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"
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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"
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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"
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"Time flies over us, but leaves it shadow behind"
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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"
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"Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty"
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"The world owes all its onward impulses to men ill at ease. The happy man inevitably confines himself within ancient limits"
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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"
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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"
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"Moonlight is sculpture"
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"Life is made up of marble and mud"
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"A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats"
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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"
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"Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin. Economics and art are strangers"
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"Our most intimate friend is not he to whom we show the worst, but the best of our nature"
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"My fortune somewhat resembled that of a person who should entertain an idea of committing suicide, and, altogether beyond his hopes, meet with the good hap to be murdered"
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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"
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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"
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"A hero cannot be a hero unless in a heroic world"
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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"
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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"
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"Selfishness is one of the qualities apt to inspire love"
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"Mountains are earth's undecaying monuments"
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"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"


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