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Quotations by author » Nathaniel Hawthorne
American short-story Writer and Novelist, master of the allegorical and symbolic tale. One of the greatest fiction writers in American literature. 1804-1864
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A bodily disease may be but a symptom of some ailment in the spiritual past
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A bodily disease which we look upon as whole and entire within itself, may, after all, be but a symptom of some ailment in the spiritual part.
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A grave, wherever found, preaches a short and pithy sermon to the soul
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A hero cannot be a hero unless in an heroic world
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A pure hand needs no glove to cover it.
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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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A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats
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Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.
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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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And what shall we live on while I am writing it?
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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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Dr Johnson's morality was as English an article as a beefsteak.
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Eager souls, mystics and revolutionaries, may propose to refashion the world in accordance with their dreams; but evil remains, and so long as it lurks in the secret places of the heart, utopia is only the shadow of a dream
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Easy reading is damn hard writing.
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Easy reading is damned hard writing.
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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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Every young sculptor seems to think that he must give the world some specimen of indecorous womanhood, and call it Eve, Venus, a Nymph, or any name that may apologize for a lack of decent clothing.
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Generosity is the flower of justice.
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Great men have to be lifted upon the shoulders of the whole world, in order to conceive their great ideas, or perform their great deeds.
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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.
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