Nathaniel Hawthorne

1804 - 1864

A Quote by Nathaniel Hawthorne on darkness, heart, and self

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

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804 - 1864)

Source: The House of the Seven Gables

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A Quote by Nathaniel Hawthorne on body, life, and spirit

It is because the spirit is inestimable, that the lifeless body is so little valued.

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804 - 1864)

Source: The Blithedale Romance

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A Quote by Nathaniel Hawthorne on brotherhood, god, intellect, and sin

"What is the Unpardonable Sin?" asked the lime-burner; and then he shrank farther from his companion, trembling lest his question should be answered.

"It is a sin that grew within my own breast," replied Ethan Brand, standing erect, with a pride that distinguishes all enthusiasts of his stamp.  "A sin that grew nowhere else!  The sin of an intellect that triumphed over the sense of brotherhood with man and reverence for God, and sacrificed everything to its own mighty claims!"

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804 - 1864)

Source: The Minister's Black Veil

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A Quote by Nathaniel Hawthorne on biography, death, and world

It may be remarked, however, that, of all the events which constitute a person's biography, there is scarcely one - none certainly, of anything like a similar importance - to which the world so easily reconciles itself, as to his death.

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804 - 1864)

Source: The Departure

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A Quote by Nathaniel Hawthorne on happiness, impulses, limits, men, and world

The world owes all its onward impulses to men ill at ease.  The happy man inevitably confines himself within ancient limits.

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804 - 1864)

Source: The House of the Seven Gables

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A Quote by Nathaniel Hawthorne on immortality

Our Creator would never have made such lovely days, and have given us the deep hearts to enjoy them, unless we were meant to be immortal.

Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804 - 1864)

Source: Daily Affirmations for Forgiving & Moving On

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