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"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."
Top Nathaniel Hawthorne Quotes
"Happiness is a butterfly, which when pursued, is always just beyond your grasp, but which, if you will sit down quietly, may alight upon you."
"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."
"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."
"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."
"Every individual has a place to fill in the world and is important in some respect whether he chooses to be so or not."
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