Quotes by Nathaniel Hawthorne

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Easy reading is damn hard writing.
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But this had been a sin of passion, not of principle, nor even purpose.
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What a happy and holy fashion it is that those who love one another should rest on the same pillow.
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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.
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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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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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Last night, there came a frost, which has done great damage to my garden. It is sad that Nature will play such tricks on us poor mortals, inviting us with sunny smiles to confide in her, and then, when we are entirely within her power, striking us to the heart.
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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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I find myself at the extremity of a long beach. How gladly does the spirit leap forth, and suddenly enlarge its sense of being to the full extent of the broad, blue, sunny deep! A greeting and a homage to the Sea! I descend over its margin, and dip my hand into the wave that meets me, and bathe my brow. That far-resounding roar is the Ocean's voice of welcome. His salt breath brings a blessing along with it.
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A man's soul may be buried and perish under a dungheap or in a furrow of the field, just as well as under a pile of money.
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