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Nathaniel Hawthorne
Nathaniel Hawthorne

Though "The Scarlet Letter" was Nathaniel Hawthorne's most well known work, he also wrote other grate Gothic romances, notably "The House of Seven Gables", "The Blithedale Romance" and "The Marble Faun". Hawthorne moved in legendary intellectual circles, being neighbors with Louisa May Alcott, Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson. He was deeply troubled by the War Between the States…

Date of Birth: July 04, 1804
Date of Death: May 19, 1864


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"Accuracy is the twin brother of honesty; inaccuracy, of dishonesty." Nathaniel Hawthorne
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Accuracy   

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"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."" Nathaniel Hawthorne
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Conversation   

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"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
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"Mankind are earthen jugs with spirits in them." Nathaniel Hawthorne
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"Great men have to be lifted upon the shoulders of the whole world, in order to conceive their great ideas, or perform their great deeds." Nathaniel Hawthorne
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"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
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Energy   

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"No man, for any considerable period, can wear one face to himself and another to the multitude, without finally getting bewildered as to which one is true." Nathaniel Hawthorne
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Man   

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"A bodily disease may be but a symptom of some ailment in the spiritual past" Nathaniel Hawthorne
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"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
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American Novelist    Happiness   

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"No author, without a trial, can conceive of the difficulty of writing a romance about a country where there is no shadow, no antiquity, no mystery, no picturesque and gloomy wrong, nor anything but a commonplace prosperity, in broad and simple daylight, as is happily the case with my dear native land." Nathaniel Hawthorne
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America    Country   

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"Ugliness without tact is horrible" Nathaniel Hawthorne
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"A pure hand needs no glove to cover it." Nathaniel Hawthorne
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"Let men tremble to win the hand of woman, unless they win along with it the utmost passion of her heart! Else it may be their miserable fortune, when some mightier touch than their own may have awakened all her sensibilities, to be reproached even for the calm content, the marble image of happiness, which they will have imposed upon her as the warm reality." Nathaniel Hawthorne
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"Easy reading is damn hard writing." Nathaniel Hawthorne
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"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." Nathaniel Hawthorne
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Disease    Health   

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"It is a good lesson /though it may often be a hard one /for a man who has dreamed of literary fame, and of making for himself a rank among the world's dignitaries by such means, to step aside out of the narrow circle in which his claims are recognized, and to find how utterly devoid of all significance, beyond that circle, is all that he achieves, and all he aims at." Nathaniel Hawthorne
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"Religion and art spring from the same root and are close kin. Economics and art are strangers." Nathaniel Hawthorne
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"And what shall we live on while I am writing it?" Nathaniel Hawthorne
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"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
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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
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"There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots may be lighted on, and produce so pleasant an effect on the feelings, as now in October" Nathaniel Hawthorne
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