Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes

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.

 
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Nathaniel Hawthorne, 1804-1864, Writer, The Blithedale Romance

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Nathaniel Hawthorne
Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Born: July 4, 1804
  • Died: May 19, 1864
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Novelist

Nathaniel Hawthorne was an American novelist, dark romantic, and short story writer.