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Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes
Brief author info: Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) American novelist and short-story writer.
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Time flies over us, but leaves its shadow behind.
Life is made up of marble and mud.
Moonlight is sculpture, sunlight is painting.
What is the voice of song, when the world lacks the ear of taste?
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.
The marble keeps merely a cold and sad memory of a man who would else be forgotten. No man who needs a monument ever ought to have one.
A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.
Men of cold passions have quick eyes.
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.
A man's soul may be buried and perish under a dungheap or in a furrow of the field, just as well as under a pile of money.
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