• Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
    Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you.
    ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Let men tremble to win the hand of woman, unless they win along with it the utmost passion of her heart.
    ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Every individual has a place to fill in the world and is important in some respect whether he chooses to be so or not.
    ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Easy reading is damn hard writing.
    Easy reading is damn hard writing.
    ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • 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.
    ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • 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.
    ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Providence seldom vouchsafes to mortals any more than just that degree of encouragement which suffices to keep them at a reasonably full exertion of their powers.
    ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Moonlight is sculpture.
    ~ Nathaniel Hawthorne
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