Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes

“Easy reading is damn hard writing.”

“A pure hand needs no glove to cover it.”

“Accuracy is the twin brother of honest; inaccuracy, of dishonesty.”

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

“I have laughed, in bitterness and agony of heart, at the contrast between what I seem and what I am!”

“…happiness is not found in things you possess, but in what you have the courage to release…”

“We sometimes congratulate ourselves at the moment of waking from a troubled dream : it may be so at the moment after death.”

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