Quotes by Nathaniel Hawthorne

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The Past lies upon the Present like a giant's dead body.
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Let men tremble to win the hand of woman, unless they win along with it the utmost passion of her heart! Else it may be their miserable fortune, when some mightier touch than their own may have awakened all her sensibilities, to be reproached even for the calm content, the marble image of happiness, which they will have imposed upon her as the warm reality.
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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.
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I heard a neigh. Oh, such a brisk and melodious neigh as that was! My very heart leaped with delight at the sound.
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What we call real estate - the solid ground to build a house on - is the broad foundation on which nearly all the guilt of this world rests.
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Moonlight is sculpture.
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Methinks it is a token of healthy and gentle characteristics, when women of high thoughts and accomplishments love to sew; especially as they are never more at home with their own hearts than while so occupied.
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