Saturday, October 19, 2019

Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes

In our nature, however, there is a provision, alike marvelous and merciful, that the sufferer should never know the intensity of what he endures by its present torture, but chiefly by the pang that rankles after it. Nathaniel Hawthorne

A pure hand needs no glove to cover it. Nathaniel Hawthorne

A woman’s chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats. Nathaniel Hawthorne

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

Nobody, I think, ought to read poetry, or look at pictures or statues, who cannot find a great deal more in them than the poet or artist has actually expressed. Their highest merit is suggestiveness. Nathaniel Hawthorne

You can get assent to almost any proposition so long as you are not going to do anything about it. Nathaniel Hawthorne