Quotes by Nathaniel Hawthorne

Nathaniel Hawthorne was an American novelist, dark romantic, and short story writer. He was born in 1804 in Salem, Massachusetts to Nathaniel Hathorne and the former Elizabeth Clarke Manning. His ancestors include John Hathorne, the only judge involved in the Salem witch trials who never repented of his actions.

The best Quotes and Sayings

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

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

FriendshipNathaniel Hawthorne
 
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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.

God, Faith, Beauty, Enjoying, CreationNathaniel Hawthorne
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Easy reading is damn hard writing.

Writing, ReadingNathaniel Hawthorne
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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.

Love, CourageNathaniel Hawthorne
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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.

Happiness, Patience & EnduranceNathaniel Hawthorne (American Author)
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