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Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes: "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."

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 Hawthorne Quotes: "Happiness is not found in things you possess, but in what you have the courage to release."

Happiness is not found in things you possess, but in what you have the courage to release.




Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes: "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."

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 Hawthorne Quotes: "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."

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 Quotes: "The thing you set your mind on is the thing you ultimately become."

The thing you set your mind on is the thing you ultimately become.



Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes: "Our most intimate friend is not he to whom we show the worst, but the best of our nature."

Our most intimate friend is not he to whom we show the worst, but the best of our nature.



Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes: "Moonlight is sculpture."

Moonlight is sculpture.




Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes: "We must not always talk in the market-place of what happens to us in the forest."

We must not always talk in the market-place of what happens to us in the forest.



Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes: "In the depths of every heart there is a tomb and a dungeon, though the lights, the music, and the revelry above may cause us to forget their existence."

In the depths of every heart there is a tomb and a dungeon, though the lights, the music, and the revelry above may cause us to forget their existence.



Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes: "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."

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 Hawthorne Quotes: "To do nothing is the way to be nothing."

To do nothing is the way to be nothing.



Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes: "When scattered clouds are resting on the bosoms of hills, it seems as if one might climb into the heavenly region, earth being so intermixed with sky, and gradually transformed into it."

When scattered clouds are resting on the bosoms of hills, it seems as if one might climb into the heavenly region, earth being so intermixed with sky, and gradually transformed into it.




Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes: "Let the black flower blossom as it may!"

Let the black flower blossom as it may!



Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes: "If the truth were to be known, everyone would be wearing a scarlet letter of one form or another."

If the truth were to be known, everyone would be wearing a scarlet letter of one form or another.



Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes: "What a happy and holy fashion it is that those who love one another should rest on the same pillow."

What a happy and holy fashion it is that those who love one another should rest on the same pillow.



Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes: "Life is made up of marble and mud."

Life is made up of marble and mud.



Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes: "Though we speak nonsense, God will pick out the meaning of it."

Though we speak nonsense, God will pick out the meaning of it.



Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes: "Echo is the voice of a reflection in a mirror."

Echo is the voice of a reflection in a mirror.



Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes: "What other dungeon is so dark as one's own heart! What jailer so inexorable as one's self!"

What other dungeon is so dark as one's own heart! What jailer so inexorable as one's self!



Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes: "Easy reading is damn hard writing."

Easy reading is damn hard writing.



Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes: "Happiness is like a butterfly."

Happiness is like a butterfly.



Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes: "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."

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.



Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes: "What we need for our happiness is often close at hand, if we knew but how to seek for it."

What we need for our happiness is often close at hand, if we knew but how to seek for it.



Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes: "A man's bewilderment is the measure of his wisdom."

A man's bewilderment is the measure of his wisdom.



Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes: "Cupid in these latter times has probably laid aside his bow and arrow, and uses fire-arms -- a pistol -- perhaps a revolver."

Cupid in these latter times has probably laid aside his bow and arrow, and uses fire-arms -- a pistol -- perhaps a revolver.



Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes: "Accuracy is twin brother to honesty, and inaccuracy to dishonesty."

Accuracy is twin brother to honesty, and inaccuracy to dishonesty.



Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes: "I cannot endure to waste anything as precious as autumn sunshine by staying in the house. So I spend almost all the daylight hours in the open air."

I cannot endure to waste anything as precious as autumn sunshine by staying in the house. So I spend almost all the daylight hours in the open air.



Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes: "Mountains are earth's undecaying monuments."

Mountains are earth's undecaying monuments.



Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes: "There is evil in every human heart, which may remain latent, perhaps, through the whole of life; but circumstances may rouse it to activity."

There is evil in every human heart, which may remain latent, perhaps, through the whole of life; but circumstances may rouse it to activity.



Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes: "The heart of true womanhood knows where its own sphere is, and never seeks to stray beyond it!"

The heart of true womanhood knows where its own sphere is, and never seeks to stray beyond it!



Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes: "Men of cold passions have quick eyes."

Men of cold passions have quick eyes.



Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes: "A pure hand needs no glove to cover it."

A pure hand needs no glove to cover it.



Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes: "I have laughed, in bitterness and agony of heart, at the contrast between what I seem and what I am!"

I have laughed, in bitterness and agony of heart, at the contrast between what I seem and what I am!



Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes: "The marble keeps merely a cold and sad memory of a man who would else be forgotten. No man who needs a monument ever ought to have one."

The marble keeps merely a cold and sad memory of a man who would else be forgotten. No man who needs a monument ever ought to have one.



Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes: "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."

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 Hawthorne Quotes: "A hero cannot be a hero unless in a heroic world."

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



Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes: "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."

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 Hawthorne Quotes: "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."

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.



Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes: "She had not known the weight until she felt the freedom."

She had not known the weight until she felt the freedom.



Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes: "We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death."

We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream; it may be so the moment after death.



Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes: "What is the voice of song when the world lacks the ear of taste?"

What is the voice of song when the world lacks the ear of taste?



Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes: "She poured out the liquid music of her voice to quench the thirst of his spirit."

She poured out the liquid music of her voice to quench the thirst of his spirit.



Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes: "I heard a neigh. Oh, such a brisk and melodious neigh it was. My very heart leapt with the sound."

I heard a neigh. Oh, such a brisk and melodious neigh it was. My very heart leapt with the sound.



Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes: "And there I sat, long long ago, waiting for the world to know me."

And there I sat, long long ago, waiting for the world to know me.



Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes: "There is something truer and more real, than what we can see with the eyes, and touch with the finger."

There is something truer and more real, than what we can see with the eyes, and touch with the finger.



Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes: "Wherever there is a heart and an intellect, the diseases of the physical frame are tinged with the peculiarities of these."

Wherever there is a heart and an intellect, the diseases of the physical frame are tinged with the peculiarities of these.



Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes: "We men of study, whose heads are in our books, have need to be straightly looked after! We dream in our waking moments, and walk in our sleep."

We men of study, whose heads are in our books, have need to be straightly looked after! We dream in our waking moments, and walk in our sleep.



Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes: "A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats."

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



Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes: "Selfishness is one of the qualities apt to inspire love."

Selfishness is one of the qualities apt to inspire love.