Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes

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Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes

Read most motivational Nathaniel Hawthorne quotes and sayings. He was an American novelist, dark romantic, and short story writer. Here we share top quotes by Nathaniel Hawthorne.

1. 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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2. 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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3. A pure hand needs no glove to cover it.

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4. Easy reading is damn hard writing.

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5. What other dungeon is so dark as one’s own heart! What jailer so inexorable as one’s self!

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6. What other dungeon is so dark as one’s own heart! What jailer so inexorable as one’s self!

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7. Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.

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8. Selfishness is one of the qualities apt to inspire love.

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9. A hero cannot be a hero unless in a heroic world.

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10. A woman’s chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.

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11. Nobody has any conscience about adding to the improbabilities of a marvelous tale.

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12. 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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