The best Quotations


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

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.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

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

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

From principles is derived probability, but truth or certainty is obtained only from facts.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

Generosity is the flower of justice.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

Happiness in this world, when it comes, comes incidentally. make it the object of pursuit, and it leads us a wild-goose chase, and is never attained.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

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

I wonder that we americans love our country at all, it having no limits and no oneness; and when you try to make it a matter of the heart, everything falls away except one's native state; -neither can you seize hold of that, unless you tear it out of the union, bleeding and quivering.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

Is it a fact - or have i dreamt it - that, by means of electricity, the world of matter has become a great nerve, vibrating thousands of miles in a breathless point of time?
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

It contributes greatly towards a man's moral and intellectual health, to be brought into habits of companionship with individuals unlike himself, who care little for his pursuits, and whose sphere and abilities he must go out of himself to appreciate.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

Labor is the curse of the world, and nobody can meddle with it without becoming proportionately brutified.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

Life is made up of marble and mud.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

Man's own youth is the world's youth; at least he feels as if it were, and imagines that the earth's granite substance is something not yet hardened, and which he can mould into whatever shape he likes.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

Mankind are earthen jugs with spirits in them.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

Moonlight is sculpture.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

My fortune somewhat resembled that of a person who should entertain an idea of committing suicide, and, altogether beyond his hopes, meet with the good hap to be murdered.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

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 true.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

Nobody has any conscience about adding to the improbabilities of a marvelous tale.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

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

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.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

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

Selfishness is one of the qualities apt to inspire love.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

Sunlight is painting.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne

The founders of a new colony, whatever utopia of human virtue and happiness they might originally project, have invariably recognized it among their earliest practical necessities to allot a portion of the virgin soil as a cemetery, and another portion as the site of a prison.
- Nathaniel Hawthorne


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Quotation Only if we can restrain ourselves is good conversation possible. Good talk rises upon much discipline. - writer
Quotation I expect to pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do, or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again. - writer
Quotation The biggest mistake people make in life is not trying to make a living at doing what they most enjoy. - writer
Quotation I decided once and for all that I was going to make it or die. - writer
Quotation There's only one thing money won't buy, and that is poverty. - writer
Quotation A judge who cannot punish, in the end associates themselves with the criminal. - writer