Nathaniel Hawthorne Love Quotes and Sayings
2. Let men tremble to win the hand of woman, unless they win along with it the utmost passion of her heart!
3. It is to the credit of human nature, that, except where its selfishness is brought into play, it loves more readily than it hates. Hatred, by a gradual and quiet process, will even be transformed to love, unless the change be impeded by a continually new irritation of the original feeling of hostility.
4. All brave men love; for he only is brave who has affections to fight for, whether in the daily battle of life, or in physical contests.
5. Human beings owe a debt of love to one another because there is no other method of paying the debt of love and care which all of us owe to providence.
Excerpt from Wikipedia: Nathaniel Hawthorne (born Nathaniel Hathorne; July 4, 1804 – May 19, 1864) was an American novelist and short story writer.
Sayings by Nathaniel Hawthorne
1. Happiness is like a butterfly which, when pursued, is always beyond our grasp, but, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
2. 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.
3. No summer ever came back, and no two summers ever were alike. Times change, and people change; and if our hearts do not change as readily, so much the worse for us.
4. 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. Follow some other object, and very possibly we may find that we have caught happiness without dreaming of it.
5. To do nothing is the way to be nothing.
6. I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house.
7. It is a good lesson – though it may often be a hard one – for a man … to step aside out of the narrow circle in which his claims are recognized, and to find how utterly devoid of significance, beyond that circle, is all that he achieves, and all he aims at.
8. … happiness is not found in things you possess, but in what you have the courage to release …
9. The greatest obstacle to being heroic is the doubt whether one may not be going to prove one’s self a fool; the truest heroism is, to resist the doubt; and the profoundest wisdom, to know when it ought to be resisted, and when to be obeyed.
10. Every individual has a place to fill in the world and is important in some respect whether he chooses to be so or not.