Nathaniel Hawthorne Inspirational Quotes

Nathaniel Hawthorne Inspirational Quotes

  • “The thing you set your mind on is the thing you ultimately become.”
  • “Life is made up of marble and mud.”
  • “A single dream is more powerful than a thousand realities.”
  • “A forced smile is uglier than a frown.”
  • “Happiness is not found in things you possess, but in what you have the courage to release.”
  • “We dream in our waking moments, and walk in our sleep.”
  • “Be true! Be true! Be true! Show freely to the world, if not your worst, yet some trait whereby the worst may be inferred!”
  • “What other dungeon is so dark as one’s own heart! What jailer so in exorable as one’s self!”
  • “The world owes all its onward impulses to men ill at ease. The happy man inevitably confines himself within ancient limits.”

  • “Easy reading is damn hard writing.”
  • “A hero cannot be a hero unless in a heroic world.”
  • “Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.”
  • “Let men tremble to win the hand of woman, unless they win along with it the utmost passion of her heart!”
  • “To do nothing is the way to be nothing.”
  • “There is something truer and more real, than what we can see with the eyes, and touch with the finger.”
  • “All merely graceful attributes are usually the most evanescent.”
  • “It is a curious subject of observation and inquiry, whether hatred and love be not the same thing at bottom. “
  • “Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.”
  • “It is to the credit of human nature, that, except where its selfishness is brought into play, it loves more readily than it hates.”

 

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