Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes and Sayings

Here you can find the best collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous Nathaniel Hawthorne quotes and Nathaniel Hawthorne sayings, and Nathaniel Hawthorne proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

"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."

"A bodily disease, which we look upon as whole and entire within itself, may, after all, be but a symptom of some ailment in the spiritual part."

"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."

"Sunlight is like the breath of life to the pomp of autumn."

"Selfishness is one of the qualities apt to inspire love."

"Every individual has a place to fill in the world and it important in some respect whether he chooses to be or not."

"Faith is a grand cathedral, with divinely pictured windows – standing without, you can see no glory, nor can imagine any, but standing within every ray of light reveals a harmony of unspeakable splendors."

"Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you."

"Every individual has a place to fill in the world, and is important, in some respect, whether he chooses to be so or not."

"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."

"It is very queer, but not the less true, that people are generally quite as vain, or even more so, of their deficiencies than of their available gifts."

"Generosity is the flower of justice."

"It is my opinion that a man’s soul may be buried and perish under a dung-heap, or in a furrow field, just as well as under a pile of money."

"Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind."

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