Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes

Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes

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Freedom Quotes from Literature for the Fourth of July
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I hope you all have a fun and safe Fourth of July!!  To commemorate the day, here are five quotes about freedom. Peril, loneliness, an . . . read more

12 Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes

"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." ~ The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne "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." ~ The House of Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne "Shall we never, never get rid of this Past?" cried he, keeping up the earnest tone of his preceding conversation. "It lies upon the Present like a giant's dead body." ~ The House of Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne For, what other dungeon is so dark as one's own heart! What jailer so inexorable as one's self! ~ The House of Seven Gables by Nathaniel Hawthorne Let men tremble to win the hand of woman, unless they win along with it the utmost passion of her heart! ~ The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne "My heart was a habitation large enough for many guests, but lonely and chill, and without a household fire. I longed to kindle one! It seemed not so wild a dream." ~ The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne Before this ugly edifice, and between it and the wheel-track of the street, was a grass-plot, much overgrown with burdock, pig-weed, apple-pern, and such unsightly vegetation, which evidently found something congenial in the soil that had so early borne the black flower of civilised society, a prison. ~ The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne But she named the infant "Pearl," as being of great price--purchased with all she had--her mother's only treasure! ~ The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne It is to the credit of human nature that, except where its selfishness is brought into play, it loves more readily than it hates. ~ The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne She had not known the weight until she felt the freedom! ~ The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne

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